To fight against the spread of Covid-19, the government has opted for a new strategy. The Head of State having made the bet not to reconfine the whole country, the idea for the moment is to make case by case, of “targeted actions”.
If the whole country is still affected by the curfew, with travel prohibited from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., except for exceptional reasons, areas where the number of new cases has soared are now affected by confinement , however limited to weekends.
We take stock of the rules for getting around with your car depending on the situation.
This is the novelty of this week. In areas where the number of cases has become high, the government is implementing partial and localized containment. From this weekend (February 26), the areas concerned are confined from Friday 6 p.m. to Monday 6 a.m. The rest of the week, the curfew is still in order.
During these periods, travel not justified by one of the exceptional reasons will be prohibited. The overriding grounds are:
- travel related to a professional activity or the purchase of supplies related to the exercise of a professional activity
- travel related to the purchase of basic necessities
- travel for medical reasons
- trips motivated by a compelling family reason
- travel related to individual physical activity and the outing of pets for a maximum of one hour and within a radius of 5 km around the home.
The areas concerned from 02/26
- Alpes Maritimes: Nice, and the towns of the coastal urban area which stretches from Menton to Théoule-sur-Mer.
- North: Dunkirk and its agglomeration.
Areas under surveillance
At his last press conference, Jean Castex unveiled a list of departments that will be subject to enhanced surveillance and consultation with local elected officials in the coming days. They could be affected by confinement from March 5. The departments are those of Île-de-France, Hauts-de-France, PACA, as well as Drome, Rhône, Moselle, Meurthe-et-Moselle and Eure-et-Loir.
The whole country is affected by the curfew. Outside the areas affected by partial containment, movement is free every day of the week from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is possible to change region.
From 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., travel by car is prohibited, except for exceptional reasons, those listed on the travel certificate:
- Travel between home and the place of exercise of the professional activity or the place of education and training, professional travel cannot be postponed.
- Travel for consultations and care that cannot be provided remotely and cannot be postponed or for the purchase of health products.
- Travel for pressing family reasons, for assistance to vulnerable or precarious people or for childcare.
- Travel for people with disabilities and their companions.
- Travel to respond to a judicial or administrative summons.
- Travel to participate in missions of general interest at the request of the administrative authority.
- Travel related to rail, air or bus transits for long distance journeys.
- Short trips, within a maximum radius of one kilometer around the home for the needs of pets.
What documents to have?
To travel during curfew, you must always complete the now famous travel certificate. In addition to your identity papers, you must have the documents that justify the trip, in particular a certificate from the employer for work-related trips and proof of school trip if you return from school with your children.
> The link for find the certificates
In the event of non-compliance with the curfew or confinement:
- First sanction: a fine of € 135, increased to € 375 (in the event of non-payment or non-dispute within the time limit indicated on the notice of violation).
- In the event of a repeat offense within 15 days: a fine of € 200, increased to € 450 (in the event of non-payment or non-dispute within the period indicated on the notice of violation).
- After three offenses in 30 days: a fine of € 3,750, punishable by 6 months’ imprisonment.