Déconfinement : Lifting Lockdown. There’s light at the end of the tunnel! Prime Minister, Eduoard Philippe, yesterday revealed the government’s plan for easing us back in to a certain level of normality, albeit much altered from what we knew before.

Where a Bank holiday falls on a Tuesday or a Thursday, many small businesses will ‘faire le pont’ (make a bridge) and take Friday or Monday off too to ;make a long weekend. This rarely applies to large shops, supermarkets etc, many of whom no longer close for most of the public holidays.