Actualités  •  Communication - Press

France-EDL for the Treasury network of embassies on the absence of closure of production site

France - Measures taken to Guarantee the continuation of the French Economy


To slow the spread of COVID-19, the government has decided that establishments open to the public which are not essential to the life of the Nation can no longer greet the public, until April 15, 2020.

As a reminder, these establishments are as follows:

• Audition room, conference, meeting, performance hall or multiple use rooms (cinemas);

• Shopping centers;

• Restaurants and drinking places;

• Dance halls and games rooms;

• Libraries, documentation centers;

• Exhibition halls;

• Covered sports establishments;

• Museums.

Inversely, all establishments receiving the public essential to the life of the Nation remain open to the public, notably food markets, food trade (including Food Drive), pharmacies, service stations, banks, tobacco store and press distributors.

In the same spirit, the closure rules cannot therefore apply to industrial production and storage premises. Restrictive measures also do not presume on the movement of goods within the internal borders of the European Union, which remains authorized and free.


Furthermore, since March 17, 2020 at 12 :00 p.m., for a minimum of fifteen days, travel is prohibited with exceptions, including that of moving from his home to his workplace when teleworking is not possible.

However, the containment and closure measures do not mean the end of the economic life of France and its companies. On the contrary, in order to guarantee the continuation of the French economy and to allow a good recovery in the future, all production, logistics and service activities, which cannot be carried out by telework, are intended to remain open and their employees to go to their workplaces.

More generally, it is therefore crucial that production plants, supply chains and service companies continue to operate on French territory, in compliance with barrier gestures and appropriate safety instructions, that they that they can set up, when teleworking is not possible. They are, also, essential establishments for the life of the Nation.

Share this page Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Linkedin