Covid-19 France: can gardener work at second home?

Reader question: I saw a Connexion website post about gardeners working in France (possibly they are) but my gardener says he is not allowed to cut the grass at our holiday home in Brittany because we don't live there permanently. We are happy for him to do it and give him some income. Is this correct?

The government has made it clear that anyone can go to work (obviously banned sectors such as a non-takeaway restaurant are closed) if they can do so whilst respecting the health barrier recommendations.

Gardeners working on their own in an empty property could easily comply with the barrier requirements, keeping a metre between people and regularly washing hands.

Your gardener can refuse to work if he chooses, but there is no restriction on him not to work because you do not live there permanently.

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