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Covid-19: What reopens in France from June 2

As coronavirus lockdown restrictions are eased, we look at what changes in France after the government's latest announcement

France can move to phase two of relaxing its coronavirus lockdown restrictions from June 2, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has said.

Here is a list of what changes and what restrictions are still in place until June 21:

  • Parks and gardens can reopen across the whole of France from this weekend. Beaches and lakes will reopen on June 2. Local authorities retain the right to impose mask-wearing as a precautionary measure;
  • Gyms and swimming pools can reopen in green zones as of June 2 and in orange zones as of June 22;
  • All museums and monuments can reopen on June 2, as can beaches, lakes and water bodies. Wearing a mask will be mandatory;
  • Theatres, concert halls and sports halls will be able to reopen in 'green zones' on June 2 and on June 22 in 'orange zones'. Cinemas can open from June 22. Again, wearing a mask will be mandatory in all these spaces;
  • Contact sports and large indoor gatherings will remain prohibited during phase two. Nightclubs will remain closed;
  • Paris and Ile de France will face a more gradual easing of restrictions due to the additional pressures of coronavirus on local healthcare

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