The Basics According to the new announcements dictated by the government on Thursday, a number of companies represented in departments monitored for active spread of the virus will have to put closed doors this Saturday.
It is a desire of the government in France meanwhile to limit interactions and large gatherings in rooms where the virus is likely to be actively circulating. On Thursday March 4th, Prime Minister Jean Castex put new restrictive measures on the table, particularly with regard to the temporary closure of certain large companies on national territory.
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These measures will come into effect on Saturday, March 6th: They complement the closure of shopping centers with an area of more than 20,000 m² that was announced a few days ago. Commercial establishments with an area of more than 10,000 m², which are represented in the 23 departments monitored across the country, must also close their doors. In Pas-de-Calais, companies with more than 5,000 m² are affected.
Independent Businesses Affected
This Saturday, 136 shopping centers are required to close the curtain. On the national territory, according to the National Council of Shopping Centers (CNCC), there are 536 people who know that “Click & Collect is not authorized for the stores closed in the shopping centers,” Bercy confirmed this Friday.
But not only shopping centers are affected by this measure. Independent retailers larger than 10,000 m² are also required to display closed doors. 115 new brands are affected: There are 45 Leroy Merlin, 35 Castorama, 9 Truffaut, 4 Brico Dépôt and 2 Décathlon.
What facilities around Toulouse?
The Occitania region is unaffected by the government’s new measures on Thursday: none of its departments have been subjected to increased surveillance. The more than 20,000 m² large shopping centers, however, like in the entire national territory, must have locked doors. There are eight around Toulouse.
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Fenouillet shopping center (including Retail Park Espace): 77,499 square meters Blagnac shopping center: 48,586 square meters Espace Gramont in Toulouse: 52,000 square meters Hyper Casino Basso Cambo in Toulouse: 24,410 square meters Grand Portet square in Portet-sur-Garonne: 60,600 square meters Labège 2: 37,248 square meters of Roques shopping center: 53,194 square meters of Saint-Orens shopping center: 58,100 square meters. The Ikéa shop in Roques.
These non-food establishments have been closed since January 31st due to a prefecture decree.