25 March 2020 – Prohibited penalties or disconnection of utilities for small businesses as a result of failure to pay bills

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Business support
Sectors Involved:
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: In order to avoid bankruptcies, the French government outlawed the cessation of electricity or water to small businesses during the quarantine period.

Businesses could also request that the government cover the charges for these utilities accrued during the relevant time period. Additionally, the ordinance prohibited fines or penalties on small businesses for failure to pay rent.
Full details here: https://www.gouvernement.fr/conseil-des-ministres/2020-03-25/faire-face-a-l-epidemie-de-covid-19