Barely launched, already finished the sanitary pass on the terrace?
The Senate, dominated by the right-wing opposition, made several changes to the health pass extension project, including that of reserving it only for interior spaces.
Terraces would, in fact, be excluded from the device.
During the first reading of the bill on new anti-Covid measures by the upper house, the senators thus approved the amendment of the socialist Marie-Pierre de La Gontrie, against the opinion of the government and the committee.
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Another amendment removed the words “aged at least 12 years” provided for in this device to reserve it for “adults”.
Deposed by LR senators, including Henri Leroy, he also received an unfavorable opinion from the government, but also from the LR rapporteur of the Law Commission, Philippe Bas.
The risk of "multiplying the exceptions"
Other amendments change this flagship but controversial device intended to deal with the outbreak of contaminations by the delta variant. Thus, the senators want to postpone the implementation of this pass for public places from August 30 to September 15. The 50-person gauge for establishments open to the public (ERP) should according to them be calculated on the number of people present, not on the capacity of the place.
The president of the LR group in the Senate, Bruno Retailleau, had warned before the vote of these amendments against the "risk of doing nothing" by "multiplying the exceptions". Secretary of State Adrien Taquet, representing the government, felt that it would be "irresponsible to empty its substance" this device. These provisions could be removed in a joint committee or in the continuation of the shuttle.