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Definition of a Public Receiving Institution (ERP)

Verified 13 juin 2019 - Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister), Ministry of the Interior

Covid 19: health measures in LES

The decree n°2020-1310 of 29 october 2020 set list of establishments suitable for the public and the health protocol to be applied.

Depending on the local circumstances, the prefect of the department may adapt it. It can limit the number of clients that can be accommodated and prohibit the opening of markets, parks, gardens, beaches, water bodies and lakes in breach of sanitary protocol. It may make the wearing of the mask compulsory for persons over 11 years of age.

Public Receiving Facilities (ERP) are buildings in which outside persons are admitted. It doesn't matter whether the access is paid or free, free, restricted or by invitation. A company not open to the public, but only to staff, is not an ERP. LES are classified into categories that define the applicable regulatory requirements (e.g., type of work authorization or safety rules) based on risk.

The categories are determined according to the capacity of the building, including the employees (except for the 5e category).

The classification of an establishment is validated by the safety commission on the basis of the information transmitted by the operator of the establishment in the safety file deposited in the town hall.

ERP Categories by Capacity

Eligible

Category

from 1,501 persons

1

from 701 to 1,500 persons

2

from 301 to 700 persons

1

up to 300 people

4

below thresholds

5 *

* Establishments in which the public workforce does not reach the minimum number set by the safety regulation for each type of operation.

LES are classified by type (symbolized by a letter), according to their activity or the nature of their operation.

Types of ERP based on the nature of their operation

Nature of holding

Type

Thresholds of 5e category

All levels

Underground

Upstairs

Senior reception facility

J

25 residents (100 total)

(no threshold)

(no threshold)

Facilities for disabled people

J

20 residents (100 total)

(no threshold)

(no threshold)

Hearing room, conference room, multimedia

Meeting room, neighborhood, reserved for associations

L

200

100

(no threshold)

Concert hall (including non-fairground circus) or cabaret

Projection room, multimedia

Multi-purpose room with a sports-dominated surface of more than 1,200 m² or a ceiling height of less than 6.50 m

L

50

20

(no threshold)

Shop and shopping center

M

200

100

100

Restaurant and drink rate

N

200

100

200

Hotel, guesthouse, tourist residence

O

100

(no threshold)

(no threshold)

Dance rooms and games room

P

120

20

100

Educational and training institutions

Internship of primary and secondary schools

Holiday center and leisure center (without accommodation)

R

200

100

100

Nursery, kindergarten, drop-in, kindergarten

R

100

prohibited

20 (if only one floor above)

Library and Documentation Center

S

200

100

100

Exhibition hall

T

200

100

100

Public or private health facility, clinic, hospital, nursery, spa facility

U

  • without accommodation: 100
  • with accommodation: 20

(no threshold)

(no threshold)

Place of worship

V

300

100

200

Administration, bank, office (unless the professional does not receive customers in his office)

W

200

100

100

Closed and covered sports facility, sports hall, ice rink, riding hall, indoor swimming pool, convertible or mixed

Multi-purpose sports room of less than 1,200 m² or with a ceiling height of more than 6.50 m

X

200

100

100

Museum

Y

200

Outdoor facility

PA

300

Inflatable structure

SG

(no threshold)

Covered parking lots

PS

(no threshold)

Station (for its part accessible to the public)

GA

(no threshold)

High altitude hotel and restaurant

OA

20

Mountain refuge

brief

(no threshold)

Calculation examples:

  • A senior care facility is classified in category 5 if it has fewer than 25 residents, and in category 4 if it has between 25 and 300 residents
  • A 100 m² shop on the ground floor with a capacity of less than 200 people is classified in category 5 if it is independent (front overlooking a street)
  • A concert hall is classified in category 5 if it can accommodate less than 50 people, or if it is located in the basement less than 20 people
  • A tent is classified in category 5, regardless of its capacity (there is no threshold)

  FYI : spaces not enclosed by a enclosure or not covered (e.g., uncovered parking lot, off-store service station) or dwellings (residential buildings) are not considered LES unless the principal activity of these spaces is modified.