Professionals in the sector expected the implementation of gauges, or reinforced controls.
In the end, it will not be.
At the end of the Health Defense Council, which met on Monday, the government chose to maintain the current health protocol in bars and restaurants, according to our information.
Currently, the health pass is mandatory to enter a bar or restaurant.
No attendance gauge is applied, but "the organization of the flow of the public outside and inside the establishment should make it possible to limit crossings and social interactions", indicates the Ministry of the Economy.
According to our information, much more drastic measures had been presented by the Ministry of Health during the Defense Council.
Among them: the possibility of establishing a curfew at 10 p.m., 11 p.m. or one in the morning in bars and restaurants, but still subjecting them to gauges of 75%, and even of 50%.
But at the end of the Defense Council, the protocol for these establishments remains unchanged.
Cases that explode in France
The Council met as the number of Covid-19 cases explodes in France, frequently approaching the 50,000 mark over the past week.
More worryingly, the number of hospitalized patients is now over 11,000, a threshold that had not been reached since the end of August.
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Several hospitals have reactivated their "white plan", a measure which allows the deprogramming of non-urgent operations and soliciting staff reinforcements.
This fifth wave has already pushed several European countries to put in place new restrictions, but France does not appear to be on this line.
"By being vigilant and responsible, we have all the means to spend Christmas together", had defended the spokesman of the government Gabriel Attal in our columns this Sunday.