Toulouse. Why wearing a mask will finally remain compulsory in the city center on Saturdays

Through Lucie Fraisse
Published on 18 June 21 at 12:16

Wearing a mask remains compulsory every Saturday in Toulouse city center.

Since Wednesday, June 16, 2021, the French have the right to hide the mask when they are outside. AT Toulouse however, it will remain mandatory to wear it every Saturday from June 19, 2021, in certain downtown streets.

A decision linked to the morphology of the city center

In a press release made public Thursday, June 17, 2021, the prefecture of Haute-Garonne indicates: “After consultation with the mayor of Toulouse and given the morphology of the city center and in particular the cramped nature of its streets, wearing a mask is compulsory every Saturday, from June 19, from 10 am to midnight. “

An obligation to wear the mask which applies within a perimeter delimited by the following channels (which are included): boulevard d’Arcoleboulevard de Strasbourg, boulevard Lazare-Carnot, Street Metz, place of Pont Neuf, quay of the Sea bream, place of the Sea bream, dock Lucien-Lombard, dock Saint Pierre in its section going to the boulevard Armand-Duportal, boulevard Lascrosses from Place Armand-Duportal.


“Common sense” according to Jean-Luc Moudenc

An obligation to wear a mask that caused a reaction Jean-Luc Moudenc, mayor of Toulouse, on the sidelines of the city council which takes place this Friday, June 18, 2021.

For me, this is common sense. The principle is: when we are in the open air we do not have a mask but when we are in contact with other people, we put it back on. We must maintain the precautionary rules when we are in potentially dangerous situations.

Jean-Luc MoudencMayor of Toulouse

Always mandatory in certain circumstances

As a reminder, beyond this zone on Saturdays between 10 a.m. and midnight, the wearing of a mask remains mandatory outdoors in certain circumstances and places:

  • in establishments open to the public in the open air when physical distancing measures cannot be respected
  • in the demonstrations and gatherings of a festive or protest nature more than 10 people allowed
  • in the markets, flea markets, garage sales and unpacking sale open or covered
  • in the public transport
  • within a radius of 50 m around the schools and nurseries at the time of entry and exit, as for places of worship
  • in the stations
  • in the shopping centers
  • in the Waiting lines
  • and whenever a particular event generates a large flow of people
 
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