It follows similar movements by Pyrénées-Orientales, Hérault, Meurthe-et-Moselle and Charente Maritime.
Monaco also announced that masks will be mandatory in all outdoor public spaces from tomorrow (July 24).
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Wearing a mask outside is not imposed at the national level but is compulsory in several cities and departments of France.
Prime Minister Jean Castex said the country was facing a fourth wave of Covid-19 and it was up to local authorities – prefectures – at this stage, implement measures to contain the spread.
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Where are masks compulsory nationally?
Masks should be worn in almost all indoor public places, as well as in:
- Waiting lines
- Markets / flea markets
- school playground
- Entrance / exit of cultural events
- Transport public
- Quays / Surroundings of stations, ports, airports
- Events / Festivals / Shows organized in public
The government recently decided that masks will not be mandatory in indoor public places where a health pass – proof of one’s Covid-19 status – is required to enter.
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The decision says that individual establishments or local authorities can reverse this and impose the wearing of masks in these places.
You can learn more about local mask wearing rules by visiting your city Hall‘s you prefecturethe website of.
Most towns and cities also have social media pages – Facebook or Twitter – where they share Covid-19 rule updates.
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