“All fairs and exhibitions are not affected by the gauges” set to curb the Omicron variant of the Covid-19, said Thursday, December 30, the minister responsible for tourism and SMEs, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, on RMC.
The gauges will also not apply to zoos or amusement parks, except, within them, in projection room type spaces.
Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne justified this exemption by explaining that it was necessary to distinguish “Static gatherings and places where we circulate”. “It’s common sense”, also underlined the minister, who explained that“It is a question of ensuring that life continues with the necessary precautions, but not with excess rigidity”.
From health pass to vaccination pass
However, fairs and exhibitions will have to apply a health protocol. “We have to put in place traffic lanes, we have to make sure that there is not too much proximity between people, etc.” “, said Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne.
The vaccination pass, once in force, should apply to fairs, exhibitions, parks and zoos, which are currently subject to the health pass, “Since all the places affected by the health pass switch to the vaccination pass on January 15”.
Monday, December 27, at the end of a health defense council and an exceptional council of ministers, the Prime Minister, Jean Castex, announced the re-establishment of the gauges for large gatherings from January 3 and for at least three weeks. Indoors, a maximum of 2,000 people can meet; outdoors, 5,000. These measures will apply in sports arenas and in performance halls, but will not concern political meetings or the exercise of worship.