I hope everyone is okay. I can’t remember when I was last on this site? Life gets way too busy.
I am struggling to comprehend the new lockdown.
Where do I even find the attestation form again? Is it the same as before?
Are people allowed to move house during this lockdown?
Can I go to collect a car, which is essential?
And is international travel banned?
The forms are available through the Tous Anti-Covid19 smartphone app, or else via the government’s website
Yes, you are allowed to move house, but the removal company needs to provide you with an attestation. I’m not sure what kind of attestation you would use if you moving house on your own (or with friends, etc).
Yes, you can collect a car from a car sales establishment. They will appoint a time and place for pick up and ensure the strict health protocol is applied. You will not be able to move about within the car showroom though (this very question was asked on France Info this morning).
International travel is not banned, but it is strictly monitored. In some cases, depending on where you are entering or leaving the country, and your destination, you will be either subjected to an antigen test (entry via French airports) or else may have to provide a negative RT-PCR test that is not more than 72hours old.
It isn’t an easy situation. Thankfully the French are good communicators, good talkers, and generally good neighbours. My friends helped their neighbour, and hopefully most people are helping each other. But it is a good question and one that many people asked the first time around. I seem to recall getting a text about the situation when it started but not everyone has a mobile, so I’m not sure.
I guess it would be on the news, in fact definitely.
The main news channels (BFMTV, France Info, and I imagine the JT 20H of TF1 and France 2)) repeatedly list the main DOs and DONTs.
As France Info is also broadcast via FM, I imagine that the main points are also available from France Inter, and other radio stations, albeit in more succinct format.