Health pass and sport: swimming pools, gyms, stadiums, places the pass is mandatory in

Published by Alexandre G. · Photos by Alexandre G. · Published on 16 August 2021 at 17h19
Since August 9, 2021, the health pass has been extended to almost all places of leisure in France. In sporting places, like stadiums, gyms, or swimming pools, you need to show a pass as you have to for restaurants and bars, or you cannot enter. Here are the health measures instated and places the health pass is mandatory in.

Sport has to comply with the health pass as well. Because of the new surge of the Covid-19 epidemic in France, the Parliament and the Constitutional Council have approved the law supported by the government as for extending the health pass to places of leisure. And sport is not exception: to access stadiums, swimming pools, gyms, and other sporting venues, you must show a health pass since August 9, 2021.

By the way, and for the record, the health pass can come in as complete vaccination, or a negative PCR or antigenic test taken in the past 72 hours, or a certificate of Covid-19 recovery. In order to stop the fourth epidemic wave currently hitting France and the rest of Europe, authorities wish the health pass be compulsory in all sporting places, whether they are closed or in the open air.

Therefore, the health pass is now compulsory for swimming pools, stadiums, gyms, and every other sport facility. Indoor and outdoor. The compensation given by the Ministry of Sports is there is no “limitation of participants (excluding prefectorial decree), whatever place of workout” knowing that “all practices (are) allowed”. Same call for tennis courts where you need to show a health pass to come in. In Paris and everywhere else in France.

The only exception being underaged, who do not have to show a pass until September 30, 2021. Moreover, underaged and adults do not need a health pass if they are part of a school or university context or professionally training.

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