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Covid crisis – Courses & Exams

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Updated on february 24th, 2021

Here is the latest information from the government :

  • On 14 January 2021, the Prime Minister announced that the curfew would be brought forward from 20:00 to 18:00 throughout metropolitan France from Saturday 16 January 2021.
  • It is therefore forbidden to go out and travel without a special certificate from 6pm to 6am throughout metropolitan France, on pain of a fine of €135 and up to €3,750 in the event of a repeat offence.
  • From Sunday 31 January, all entry into France and all exit from our territory to or from a country outside the European Union are prohibited, except for compelling reasons. Entry into France, including for the European Union, is subject to the presentation of a negative PCR test. Overseas travel is only authorised for compelling reasons.
    We invite you to consult the government website very regularly for more information on the French situation.


  • The day’s classes (general language and complementary courses) will be at the Alliance française.
    Wearing a mask is compulsory throughout the course.
  • The complementary “grammar” and “writing skills” courses will be brought forward from 1.30pm to 5pm.
  • The evening course will be online until further notice.


  • The following exams scheduled in the premises of the Alliance Française de Lyon, are currently maintained.
    Only candidates will be authorised to enter the establishment.
    Wearing a mask is obligatory throughout the entire duration of the exams.

Thank you for your understanding in this new situation.
We invite you to regularly consult the government website for more information on the French situation.

Coronavirus Health Measures

If you experience symptoms (fever, cough, breathing difficulties), it is recommended to:

  • Stay home, avoid any contacts and go out only if it absolutely necessary
  • Call your doctor
  • Dial 15 to speak with emergencies if you experience breathing difficulties

Actions to protect yourself and others in your daily life :

  • Wash your hands with soap and water regularly or use a hydro-alcoholic solution
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover any coughs and/or sneezes with a tissue then throw the tissue directly in the trash.
  • Frequently clean and disinfect surfaces that may contain germs.
  • Wear a face mask when it is not possible to respect the physical distancing of 1 metre