This summer 2021, France suffered from a worrying fourth epidemic wave caused by the Delta variant. To fight against Covid-19 without putting the French back in lockdown over the summer, the government has decided to instate new measures, including the extension of the health pass to many public places including cafés, bars, and restaurants.
After many debates at the National Assembly and the Senate, the bill has been exmained by the Constitutional Council and the bill framing the Health Pass has been approved and instated from August 9, 2021. Among the amendments that sparked debates at the Parliament, a text about extending the health pass to terraces of bars, cafés, and restaurants, where the precious door opener has been instated as well.
But not for long anymore! As France is experiencing an improvement and despite the threat of a fifth wave by the Fall, the government is meeting this Wednesday September 22, 2021 for another Defense Council to talk about easing measures. On the agenda, easing the health pass. Although easing the health pass is not to happen now, Emmanuel Macron has already asked for criteria enabling to define the areas involved.
According to BFMTV, in departments where the virus spreads the least, the precious door opener could be given up in outdoor places, including on terraces of cafés, bars and restaurants. The question is to see if this lead will be eventually approved, so will criteria framing its implementation.