The new measures and gauges, announced this Thursday by Jean Castex, the Prime Minister, come into force this Saturday by causing their cascade of closures While shopping centers of more than 20,000 m 2 were already closed, the cursor was lowered to 10,000 m 2 in the 23 departments where the virus is spreading the fastest And even at 5,000 m 2 in the Pas-de-Calais
The measures announced this Thursday concern 136 additional shopping centers, bringing the total to 536, according to the National Council of Shopping Centers (CNCC) “The click&collect will not be authorized for businesses closed in shopping centers”, was indicated this Friday evening at the Ministry of the Economy
In addition, many independent stores located outside shopping centers – but with a surface area of more than 10,000 m2 – will not be allowed to welcome customers either.
At least 115 such stores are affected by the new gauges 45 Leroy Merlin, 35 Castorama, 9 Truffaut, 4 Brico Dépôt and 2 Décathlon must for example lower the curtain In total, all measures taken since the end of January, 185 stores (furniture, DIY, gardening, sports equipment) will therefore no longer be able to open in France
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The decision of a round of additional closures is nevertheless a lesser evil According to our information, the Defense Council recommended that the curtain be drawn down on all stores of more than 5,000 m2 in the 23 departments at risk. But Jacques Creyssel’s arguments seem to have The general delegate of the Federation of Commerce and Distribution (FCD) recalled that many of these brands corresponded to essential businesses that had never been closed during previous confinements. In the end, the decision to place the gauge at 10,000 m2 made it possible to keep some of them open.
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