Invited on RTL on June 14, the Director General of Health announced that wearing a mask outdoors would no longer be compulsory on July 1, but that barrier measures would remain. It will remain mandatory indoors.
Present on RTL on June 14, Jérôme Salomon, Director General of Health, announced that wearing a mask outdoors would no longer be compulsory from July 1 “if all goes well”. However, it will still be compulsory indoors and barrier measures will be maintained.
Asked about wearing the mask outdoors for this summer, he replied: “We have a coherent, progressive schedule, linked to the situation, this schedule the French have fully understood and respected, and therefore if all goes well, a number of restrictions will be lifted on June 30, if conditions allow. ” He also asked the French “still a little security effort”.
“We have pretty good news. This weekend, we went below 5,000 cases. So much the better. But we must still be very vigilant and careful, ”he added, specifying that wearing a mask would still be compulsory indoors and that barrier measures would be maintained.
Also questioned about a possible vaccine obligation, the Director General of Health considered that the current situation in France was “optimal”. “We have all the doses available, we have all the centers open, we have all the slots available […] Now is the time to get vaccinated, ”he said.
He finally returned to the possibility for the French to postpone the injection of their second dose after their return from vacation. “You can give your second injection when you come back from vacation rather than telling yourself that you are going to postpone everything. We have extended the schedule. You can get vaccinated a little earlier and a little later, ”he said.