Wearing a mask outdoors: the list of departments concerned

► In Occitania

♦ The prefect ofHerault has decided to generalize the obligation to wear a mask outdoors throughout the department until August 15, “With the exception of beaches, bathing areas and large natural spaces”. It is however optional but “Strongly recommended” in the six communes of the community of communes of the Monts de Lacaune and the Montagne du Haut Languedoc: La Salvetat-sur-Agout, Le Soulie, Fraisse-sur-Agout, Cambon-et-Salvergues, Rosis and Castanet le Haut.

♦ In Eastern Pyrenees, the prefect issued a decree making it compulsory to wear a mask in public spaces in all the communes of the department, except on the beach and in “large natural spaces”.

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♦ The prefecture of Haute-Garonne took the decision to impose the wearing of the mask in the arteries of the right bank of the center of Toulouse between 9 am and 3 am, except for the practice of an outdoor sport. Throughout the department, it is among other things compulsory in markets, flea markets, transport areas, near schools, in events and places where a distance of two meters is not possible.

♦ The same provisions apply in the municipalities of Tarn-et-Garonne when distancing is not possible. In the town centers of Montauban, Castelsarrasin and Moissac, the mask must be worn outdoors from 8 a.m. to midnight. In the Aude, the mask is compulsory in “densely populated” areas, such as in the City of Carcassonne.

► In the East

In Meurthe-et-Moselle, the mask is again compulsory on the public highway from 9 am to midnight, in municipalities with more than 5,000 inhabitants whose incidence rate is above the alert threshold of 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The practice of a physical or cultural activity is an exception. 21 towns including Longwy and Nancy are concerned.

► On the Atlantic coast

In Vendee, the mask is compulsory – except on the beach and during a physical activity – until August 4 in the public space of 22 municipalities bordering the coast, including Les Sables d’Olonne, L’île d’Yeu and Noirmoutier , due to the resurgence of Covid-19 cases, the prefecture announced. In the other communes of the department, the mask must be worn when distancing is not possible (markets, flea markets, demonstration, festival, proximity to stations, etc.).

In Charente-Maritime, the wearing of the mask became compulsory again until the end of August – except on the beach, in parks, woods and during sports activities – in 45 tourist towns, including La Rochelle, the municipalities of the island of Oléron or Royan. The other municipalities are subject to this obligation only in cases of high traffic.

The Landes department has decided to extend until August 4 the restrictive measures it has already maintained since the end of June, such as “gatherings, meetings or activities on public roads or in places open to the public”, with more than 20 people simultaneously. It also maintains the obligation to wear a mask in high-density areas of the most touristic municipalities such as Biscarosse, Capbreton, Dax or Hossegor.

In Gironde, the most frequented places (markets, flea markets, queues, gatherings) are subject to compulsory masks throughout the department. In Bordeaux, its port is imposed on rue Sainte-Catherine and rue Porte Dijeaux from noon to 7 p.m.

In the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, the wearing of the mask becomes compulsory again from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., in Anglet, Biarritz, Guéthary, Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Hendaye, that is to say most of the Basque coastal municipalities, as well as in Bayonne. In addition, in the rest of the department, the mask is imposed in particular on the markets and second-hand goods, for the participants in demonstrations and in the queues at the entrance of establishments open to the public (cinemas, stadiums, festivals …).

► In the northwest quarter

♦ In Calvados, Deauville, Trouville, Honfleur, Villers-sur-Mer, Blonville-sur-Mer and Cabourg have chosen to make the wearing of a mask compulsory in their busiest streets.

In Ille-et-Vilaine, the mask is imposed until August 2 on the whole territory during particularly frequented outdoor events (markets, clearance sales, cultural events,…). It is compulsory in the inner city of Saint-Malo from 11 am to 9 pm, and around the “Roazhon Park” stadium in Rennes, two hours before and after a football match.

♦ The prefecture of Pas-de-Calais has decided to make the mask compulsory until August 2 in the busiest areas of certain coastal towns, such as Boulogne-sur-Mer, Berck-sur-Mer, Calais or Le Touquet.

♦ In theSumIn addition to the obligation to wear a mask in “public spaces conducive to gatherings”, the busiest streets in 17 towns are also subject to this obligation, such as Amiens, Cayeux-sur-Mer or Le Crottoy.

► In the South East

The Var has opted for the return of the mask in the public space of 58 of the 153 municipalities of the department, including Hyères, Toulon, Sanary-sur-Mer, Fréjus and Saint-Raphaël. Until August 2 inclusive, it will again be required in all roads and public spaces in these municipalities, as well as along promenade and seafront. This obligation will not apply in natural spaces (forests, beaches rocky sectors by the sea). The same applies to users of individual means of transport (bicycle, scooter) and for people practicing physical and sporting activity.

♦ In Alpes-Maritimes, wearing a mask is compulsory in a large part of public space, particularly in areas with a high concentration of people (markets, flea markets, shopping malls, etc.), with the exception of natural spaces, urban green spaces, beaches and bodies of water.

► In Corsica

In Haute-Corse, the mandatory mask is back in “Dense spaces” (markets, queues, gatherings of more than 10 people, certain streets…) in Bastia, Corte, Calvi, Île Rousse, Calenzana and St Florent.

Many other departments, such as Côtes-d’Armor, require masks to be worn in public spaces under special circumstances, or when physical distancing is not possible.


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