France has moved to restrict restaurants, cafes and shopping centres to those that have been vaccinated or who have recently tested negative for COVID-19.
It was part of a package of measures announced on Monday evening to fight a new wave of COVID infections in the country.
President Emmanuel Macron said maximising COVID vaccinations was key in preventing another lockdown further down the line.
“The country is facing a strong resumption of the epidemic touching all our territory,” he said during a televised address against the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower.
Warning of a new wave of potential hospitalisations in August, he said, “The equation is simple. The more we vaccinate, the less space we leave this virus to circulate.”