Covid-19: 47 LREM deputies demand the reopening of shops on November 27 and that of restaurants by December 18
Forty-seven deputies from La République en Marche (LREM) sent a letter to Emmanuel Macron to request the reopening of so-called “non-essential” businesses on November 27, as well as the reopening of bars and restaurants by December 18 closed since the establishment of the second containment. This letter is not a forum, but a “ground up”, declared Monday, November 16 on franceinfo Carole Bureau-Bonnard, LREM member of the 6th constituency of Oise.
“We hear the distress of traders in our constituency, she explains. They don’t have the prospect of knowing when and how they’re going to be able to open. ” Carole Bureau-Bonnard ensures that by this mail, the deputies want “making feedback from the field is our role, and also being able to be a source of proposals”.
“The goal is to make sure to tell the traders: we give a date as the deadline. We suggest that you prepare yourself in relation to this date”, explains the member for Oise. Regarding sanitary conditions, traders have “still proposals to make” like purchases by appointment, or welcoming only one or two customers in each store, she says.
The deputies signing this letter propose to allow so-called “non-essential” businesses to reopen on November 27 “related to the date of the sales that day”, the famous Black Friday. The goal is to allow these businesses “to be able to be competitive compared to this trade which is done by Internet. It is an important date. Then, it will allow them to be in point compared to the opening of the beginning of December” for the Christmas shopping.
For bars and restaurants, the 47 LREM deputies propose a reopening “maximum December 18”. “So that they can also have the opportunity to work before the end of the year”, explains Carole Bureau-Bonnard. The MP specifies that these proposals will have to be adapted according to the epidemic. “If things don’t go down and if we are in the same conditions, obviously we will not be able to consider it at all”, she concedes.