They are still in the dark. A summary has been filed in the Council of State by operators of nightclubs to request their reopening on June 30, announced Thursday the union Umih, believing that night establishments were victims of "
" by being the only sector "
to n ' have no date
”of resumption of activity. Almost a year and a half after the start of the Covid pandemic, scientists agree that the virus is transmitted mainly in closed places via aerosols, that is to say the invisible clouds of particles produced by breathing, speaking or screaming of infected people, which tend to concentrate in the air if ventilation is poor.
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The French deconfinement calendar gives no prospect for nightclubs while restaurants and bars will be able to reopen their terraces on May 19, where contagions are considered much less likely than indoors, then their rooms without any gauge on June 30.
The freedom referral was filed Wednesday by the Night branch of the Union of Hospitality Trades and Industries (Umih), as well as by local sections of Umih representing nightclub operators, the press release said.
Only sector of activity without recovery date
The text asks "
the Council of State to urgently integrate night establishments into the deconfinement plan in the same way as concerts and weddings
Indeed, these will be able to be held freely from June 30, while they take place in the same way, in closed places, in a festive context, with dancing and alcoholic drinks. On what basis can a respect for barrier gestures be legitimately invoked in one case, and a risk of epidemic spread in the other?
“Asks the sector.
The request insists on the discrimination of which discotheques are victims, the only sector of activity to have no date of reopening
", put forward the operators.
The purpose of the summary “
also aims to have the Council of State recognize the absence of fair economic measures adapted to discotheques, since their closure decided by the State for more than 13 months taints the constitutional and conventional principles of their property rights
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Out of 1,600 companies, the discotheque sector has recorded more than 100 definitive closings, according to Roland Héguy, president of Umih. "
Since our closure, we have seen an increase in private parties and clandestine parties without any security and without control
", deplores for his part Thierry Fontaine, president of Umih Nuit.