Monday evening the 13th of April president Macron announced the extension of the lockdown until May 11th. From that date on the schools and nurseries will be opened gradually. However, universities and the tourism and catering sector will remain closed. All events will be banned until half July.
What are the consequences for us, and for our clients?
We can go out for groceries, for work or for a walk, if you carry a filled-out statement with you. Every time you go out, so luckily now available on smartphones. As far as work is concerned, it has to be work that cannot be done from home, and cannot be postponed. Also, you must protect yourself and the people you work with. However, a lot of construction markets are closed or function as a pickup point for the construction industry (which does not include us). The waste disposal sites are all closed so we cannot deposit garden waste or demolition waste.
Garden maintenance: most of the garden maintenance continues, although adapted. The gardener works solo and the waste stays on the property.
Pools: all public and semi-public pools remain closed by order of the Prefecture until further notice. This does not include private pools.
Projects: if we can get products and/or materials we try to continue all other projects.
To stay up to date of the situation in the South of France:
– https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus official website of the government (in both French and English). Here you find also the statement needed if you want to go out.
– https://www.connexionfrance.com/ which you already know I presume.
If you have any question or remark, please let us know.