Bars and restaurants want the health pass to be applied only from September

“Nearly 60% of French people will no longer be able to go to a restaurant if this date is maintained”, asigns to franceinfo Laurent Freche, of the Groupement national of the independents.

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Bars and restaurants are protesting against the announcements of the executive. LThe professional unions of the sector, the Union of Trades and Hospitality Industries (Umih) and the National Group of Independents (GNI), asked, Tuesday July 13, the postponement of the application of the health pass in September to place of August 1, according to information from Parisian, confirmed to franceinfo.

“The measure is inapplicable at the beginning of August. Nearly 60% of French people will no longer be able to go to a restaurant if this date is maintained, because they will not have received the two doses “, says to franceinfo Laurent Frechet, president of the national branch of restaurateurs within the GNI.

In his speech on Monday, President Emmanuel Macron said he wanted it no longer possible, from the beginning of August, to access the interior rooms without having received the two doses of vaccine, for at least 14 days, or without a negative PCR or antigen test of less than 48 hours, or without having proof that one has recovered from the Covid. “If we stand by and do nothing, we run the risk that there will be a massive wave sweeping over our country“, justified the spokesperson of the government Gabriel Attal at the end of the Council of Ministers.

The unions will be received on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., by the Minister for SMEs Alain Griset, alongside representatives of large-scale distribution, sports halls and leisure centers.