Curfew from 6 p.m. in Alsace, exemptions will be possible

    Curfew from 6 p.m. in Alsace, exemptions will be possible

    From Sunday January 10, the curfew will be brought forward to 6 p.m. in Alsace. If this implies new changes in our habits, there are exemptions that have just been published by the prefectures of our two departments.

    In two press releases published this morning, the prefectures of Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin specify the modalities of the curfew advanced to 6 p.m. from this Sunday, January 10.

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    The exceptional travel certificate remains compulsory for any travel between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. the next day. The exceptional reasons for travel during the curfew remain unchanged:

    • professional activity, education and training,
    • consultations and care, purchase of health products
    • compelling family reason or child custody,
    • assistance to disabled, vulnerable or precarious people,
    • judicial or administrative summons,
    • missions of general interest,
    • rail, air or bus transits, or related transfers
    • brief travel, within a maximum radius of 1 km around the home for the needs of

    The implementation of the curfew therefore entails the need to travel with his certificate or employer proof after 6 p.m. The measure also has repercussions in other areas:

    Shops and similar services

    – businesses, personal service establishments and the like must close at 6 p.m.
    – take-away sales (but not deliveries) also cease at 6 pm: restaurants, pizzerias and other similar establishments can therefore continue to have orders delivered; Libraries, documentation and archival consultation centers must also close at 6 p.m.

    For home services, home service professionals are not authorized to continue their activity after 6 p.m., except for urgent intervention or delivery.

    Child care, education and training

    The advancement of the curfew does not call into question the possibility for establishments open to the public or other childcare structures or which host educational or extracurricular activities as well as vocational training, to accommodate their usual public after 6 p.m.
    Moreover, this public can return home after 6 p.m. including by means of public transport, subject to being provided with an exceptional travel certificate (for the reasons, either of professional activity for the employees of these structures, or education and training for
    pupils, or childcare, especially for parents);

    Schools and school transport

    The movement of students whose class time runs after 6 p.m., or whose journey to their home is after 6 p.m., is authorized, subject to being provided with a certificate of exceptional travel, or a supporting document. school. School transport also continues to operate on its usual schedule.


    Employees of associations are authorized to continue their professional activity after 6 p.m., provided they have the exceptional travel certificate or employer’s proof. Volunteers from associations can come after 6 p.m. to help people
    the most precarious, and on condition of being provided with an exceptional travel certificate.

    Emergency accommodation, and food distribution

    People in a precarious situation can, between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., go to an accommodation center, accommodation managed by a real estate agency with a social vocation or to a food distribution place, by checking the box “travel for assistance to vulnerable people
    or precarious ”.

    Outdoor activities and sports activities

    The curfew at 6 p.m. leads to the advance at this time of the end of outdoor leisure activities, carried out on the public highway (promenade or sport), in the natural environment (promenade, sport, hunting, fishing, etc. ) or in an outdoor establishment.


    Transits by train or plane are authorized after 6 p.m., subject to being provided with their exceptional travel certificate justifying authorized travel, and their transport ticket. Transit by car is prohibited during curfew hours from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

    Measures taken to try to break “as quickly as possible the chain of transmission”. To date, the incidence rate in the general population in Haut-Rhin is 229 per 100,000 inhabitants. The positivity rate is 8.1% against 6.0% nationally. In Bas-Rhin, the incidence rate per 100,000 inhabitants is approaching the threshold of 200, ie an increase of nearly 50%.

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