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“Voluntary” experimentation with the sanitary pass in Calvados

2021-07-24T18:08:00.459Z

The experimentation should begin on Sunday morning in bars and restaurants. The Calvados prefecture announced a " voluntary experiment " from Sunday of the health pass in bars and restaurants on the Côte Fleurie (Deauville, Trouville), to cope with a sharp increase in the number of Covid-19 cases. “ We anticipate the mandatory system by a week. It is a way of securing frequentation of bars and restaurants, ”Philippe Court, Prefect of Calvados, told AFP. Read also: Covid



The Calvados prefecture announced a "

voluntary experiment

" from Sunday of the health pass in bars and restaurants on the Côte Fleurie (Deauville, Trouville), to cope with a sharp increase in the number of Covid-19 cases.

We anticipate the mandatory system by a week.

It is a way of securing frequentation of bars and restaurants,

”Philippe Court, Prefect of Calvados, told AFP.

Read also: Covid-19: should we be worried about the increase in hospitalizations in France?

The experiment should begin on Sunday morning in the bars and restaurants of the Coeur Côte Fleurie community of municipalities, which includes 12 municipalities including the seaside resorts of Deauville and Trouville-sur-Mer.

"

Restaurant owners will actively ask their customers for the presentation of the health pass

," explained the prefect.

The delta variant

The incidence rate of the virus has increased significantly on the Côte Fleurie, from 320 per 100,000 inhabitants on Monday to 807 on Saturday, according to the prefecture.

"

This situation is explained by the presence of the Delta variant, now largely in the majority, as well as, on the Coast, a strong influx and a summer context, sometimes festive, which led to the appearance of several clusters

", specified the prefecture in a press release.

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A consultation was organized on Friday with the prefect, the mayors and professionals of bars, restaurants and hotels, at the end of which "

it was decided to anticipate the extension of the health pass to bars and restaurants (...) under the form of a voluntary experiment

”, according to the prefecture.

In addition, 3,000 additional slots will be dedicated to the vaccination of professionals and employees of hotels, cafes, restaurants and other seasonal tourist activities.

"We

had to act

", underlined Mr. Court, stressing the importance of the "

triptych vaccination, health pass and barrier gestures

".

Some 2,000 people demonstrated in Caen on Saturday against the health pass, according to the prefecture.

Source: lefigaro

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