With the announcement of a standardization of the rules in force, that is to say of a third confinement, the question arises again for businesses: who is essential and who is not?
Standardization of restrictive rules throughout France from Saturday April 3, 2021
During his address to the French on Wednesday, March 31 in the evening, Emmanuel Macron among other things announced the generalization of rules already in force in nineteen departments throughout the metropolitan area. In other words, the Head of State announced a third lockdown, which remains a little more flexible than the previous ones.
Who says confinement, says eternal debate to establish the list of essential or non-essential businesses. However, this time it will be easier, as some departments have already served as a test. Thus, Emmanuel Macron announced that “ businesses will be closed in all metropolitan areas according to the list already defined in the 19 departments concerned today “.
An exhaustive list which may evolve
Thus, the list separating essential businesses from those which are not has already been drawn up. From Sunday April 4, 2021, the following businesses will be the only ones able to open normally, between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.. Of course with each confinement, the list changes:
All food stores
Booksellers, record stores and video stores Tobacco stores Dry cleaners, retail and wholesale laundries and dry cleaners Stationery and newspaper stores Pharmacies and medical and orthopedic stores and opticians Textile stores (haberdashery, yarn stores knitting, fabrics …) and shoemakers
Plant and flower shops
Pet stores, seed and fertilizer shops Repair and maintenance services for musical instruments Banks and insurance firms Car, motorcycle and cycle garages and technical control centers Retailers in automotive equipment, motor vehicles and agricultural machinery (by appointment)
Shops supplying supplies for farms
Thus, from Saturday April 3, 2021 and for a period of four weeks, nearly 150,000 businesses will have to close their doors. To help them withstand this new closure, the government will continue to support them financially. Aid that Bercy now figures at 11 billion euros per month.