"3 December 2020
The French were advised by the prime minister that no more than six adults should be around the table at the festive “réveillon” dinners this year.
The French had already been warned by their president that Christmas 2020 would be like no other.
The Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Thursday that due to the ongoing Covid-19 epidemic in the country people should not gather in big numbers.
He said the government recommends no more than six adults around the table, without counting children.
He called on the French to be “careful and united”.
“We need to respect hygiene barrier measures and respect the most vulnerable and the elderly,” he said.
Before the second lockdown imposed on October 30th the government had asked families to respect a “rule of six” but didn’t make it a legally binding rule as it has been at times in the UK.