Euro 2021: curfew, fan-zones, bars… How to follow the matches?

Broadcast on Tuesday, June 15 at 9 p.m. on beIN Sports 1 and M6, the France-Germany match marks the entry of the Blues into Euro 2021, until the final whistle which should occur around 10.50 p.m., i.e. ten minutes before the start of the curfew.

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Despite the relaxation, which took place last Wednesday, of the health rules put in place to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, it will still be difficult Tuesday for French supporters to come together in large numbers to attend the great debut of the world champions, or to continue the evening beyond the end of the meeting.

► Home matches

It will of course be possible to watch the match from your home. Tuesday evening, the France-Germany match will be broadcast live on M6 and on beIN Sports 1 for subscribers. TF1 and M6 will then share the broadcasting of the other matches of the France team, as well as the final of the Euro.

► No exemption from the curfew but “a tolerance”

There will be no waiver of the curfew, which remains in effect until Wednesday, June 30. If you watched the game away from home, regardless of its outcome, you will need to get back to your home. at 11 p.m.. “Before the finals, there is no overtime and therefore the matches should end before 11:00 pm”, argues the Ministry of the Interior. On Friday, an exemption was exceptionally granted during the men’s semi-final at Roland Garros, which was able to end after 11 p.m. in the presence of the public.

Gérald Darmanin, however, asked Monday June 14 “For the police to show proof of particular leniency during checks “People who would go home after watching the game outside their home”. On Tuesday, the Minister of Sports Roxana Maracineanu confirmed on Franceinfo that a “Tolerance” would be applied for supporters who have watched the game away from home. On the other hand, “Any behavior endangering the life of others must be particularly punished”, warns the Minister of the Interior.

► Limited number of fan zones depending on the city

The usual place for the public to rally during a major tournament, the fan-zones will be open in limited numbers. “Only fan zones with seated spectators can be put in place until June 29, in compliance with the prescribed tonnage and sanitary measures “, said the Ministry of the Interior, according to the protocol communicated by the Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sports. Unreported gatherings of more than 10 people on public roads remain prohibited.

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The decision to open a fan-zone is within the remit of town halls, which must meet the health specifications established by the protocol, but it is also subject to obtaining a prefectural authorization. Under these conditions, very few of them have taken the plunge:

AT Bron, a neighboring city of Lyon, a fan-zone with a capacity of 900 places will open its doors on Tuesday and it will be accessible by reservation, said the town hall.
AT Lille, Mayor Martine Aubry (PS) is “Favorable to the establishment of a fan-zone if this can be done in accordance with the rules” in the last three games – the semi-finals and the final in July – but excludes installing one in June.
Same policy at Besancon, where the town hall “Plans to organize the retransmissions of the semi-finals (July 6 or 7) and the final on July 11, at the Léo-Lagrange Stadium (…) with a number of people still to be defined and the obligation of a medical pass to access it ”.
AT Paris and Marseilles, there shouldn’t be a fan zone in June.

► Supervised distribution in bars and restaurants

Another choice available to you: the broadcasting of matches in bars and restaurants. This will also be highly regulated in order to comply with the current gauges, namely a reception capacity limited to 50% with a maximum of six people per table indoors, and 100% with also a maximum of six people per table outdoors.

Many bars and restaurants have already planned to offer the France-Germany shock to their customers indoors. The broadcasting of matches on the terraces of the bars is left to the free appreciation of the cities and prefectures:

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AT Paris, the installation of television screens on the terrace was thus prohibited by the town hall.
In the Bouches-du-Rhône, the prefecture on the other hand authorized them under conditions: “Table service, 6 per table, barrier gestures respected, terrace empty at 11:00 p.m., screen directed inwards (to prevent non-customers from watching the match from the street)”, detail as wellthe Union of Trades and Hospitality Industries of Bouches-du-Rhône on its Facebook page.


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