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Health pass - The health pass is to be introduced in France from today it consists of proof of a negative covid test, vaccination against covid or a recovery from covid. It can be presented in paper or digital format and applies to all those over 11 years old. The digital version is available on the TousAntiCovid application.

Where to use it? The health pass is to allow access to theatres, sporting or cultural venues, conference rooms, trade fairs and exhibitions as well as stadiums, theme parks, casinos, cruise ships with accommodation over 1,000 passengers. In addition, the "border" health pass should make it easier to pass health checks while traveling. It will be supplemented from July 1st by the European green certificate, which should make travel easier within the European Union.

When is the health pass not necessary? The health pass will not be requested for political meetings or for union or religious gatherings. All activities of daily life are also exempt: work, public transport, cinema, restaurants, shops. In certain cases (closed rooms with non-optimal ventilation), the digital reminder book takes over to ensure the tracing of contact cases in the event of contamination of a customer.

Third stage in the end to lockdown in France - After the reopening of places of culture and terraces on May 19th, and before the end of the curfew, scheduled for June 30th, today marks a new essential step in the process of a progressive end to lockdown decided by the authorities. While the health situation improves in France, with an incidence rate below 100 in almost all of the departments, and a number of intensive care patients below 2,500, this new stage in the end of lockdown presents many changes, including the curfew being pushed back to 11pm and the implementation of the health pass.

Nightclubs possible reopening on July 2nd - A reopening of nightclubs for the summer seems to be taking shape, with French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested a reopening on July 2nd following the last stage to the end of lockdown in France, planned on June 30th.

The nightclub sector remains particularly affected by the consequences of the health crisis, since it has been at a complete standstill for 15 months. Reopening this summer therefore seems essential for a sector that was already fragile even before the health crisis. 35% of the annual turnover of nightclubs is indeed achieved during this season.

Since the start of the crisis, of the 1,600 nightclubs in France, 250 have already closed and a hundred others are on the verge of bankruptcy.

 

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