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Our lifestyles have changed again as we enter another lockdown.  The rules are slightly different to those earlier this year and will remain in force until at least 1 December.   This lockdown update covers the essential information and provides links to download the required forms.

When can you go out and what’s open? 

  • You can go out for the following reasons:
  • To shop for food
  • Going to work
  • A doctor’s or other important health appointment, or to go to the pharmacy.
  • An imperative family reason such as caring for a vulnerable or dependent person.
  • To accompany a disabled person.
  • Taking/collecting children from school or school activities.
  • Walking the dog or exercise for up 1 hr/day and within 1km of your home.
  • Jury duty or other public service.
  • A fine of €135 will be levied for breach of these lockdown rules without a valid reason and form.
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The rules

  • Attestation forms are required for all journeys, including exercise and school runs.
  • If you can work from home, do so. If it is technically impossible you may go to work.
  • Schools (crèches, nurseries, primary and high schools) are staying open. Children over the age of six will be required to wear face masks in class.
  • Restaurants, bars, cafes, hairdressers, cinemas and non-essential shops will close.
  • Supermarkets, post offices, repair garages, hotels (for work-related trips only), open-air markets, bakers, fishmongers, newsagents and butchers, IT and phone repairs, launderettes and opticians can remain open.
  • If you are on holiday because of Toussaint, you are allowed to return home this weekend but you will need another form, une attestation d’honneur (see below).
  • Contact your doctor and dentist for opening times or in case of emergency.
  • Visits to family and friends (other households) are banned, as are community events and sports.
  • Places of worship will be open but ceremonies are not allowed.
  • You can exercise outside the home for one hour as long as it is no more than 1km from your home.
  • Attestation forms (see below) can be printed, written by hand or uploaded to a smart phone.

There are three main forms:

  • The Attestation de déplacement dérogatoire is for necessary journeys – you will need a new form for each journey. If you are self-employed you will need to complete this form if you have to travel.
  • The Justificatif de déplacement professionnel is for travel to and from work and home. This is a permanent form, meaning that you  do not need a form for every day or journey but it must be signed by your employer.
  • The Justificatif de déplacement scolaire is for pupils only and covers travel to and from school and home. This is another permanent form so you do not need a new one for every school run.

To download the forms, click here 

Plus there is the Attestation d’honneur  which is only for use by those returning from a Toussaint holiday this weekend.  It can be found here

This is the latest in our “new normal”.  Stay safe everyone.




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