For the first time since 14 March, food and drink establishments were allowed to open on 2 June and customers can now be served inside in so-called "green areas" across France (areas with lower rates of the coronavirus) while maintaining social distance. Paris lags slightly behind the rest of the country as an "orange area", which means rates of the virus are relatively high. As such, restaurants and cafés can only open outdoor areas but owners have been permitted to set up tables on pavements and in parking spaces to allow more space between customers.