While he announced on Friday that he wanted to impose a PCR test or a vaccination certificate on children aged 3 to 17 in leisure centers, the mayor (ex-LR) of Nice, Christian Estrosi, said this Saturday that he renounced this measure in favor of saliva tests.
We are going to propose and very strongly recommend saliva tests which can be carried out at the entrance of establishments, but a child who has not taken the test will be accepted because the law does not allow me to refuse it
", specified the first magistrate of Nice to AFP.
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On Friday evening, parents had received emails from the city telling them that in the absence of a test or vaccination certificate, their children would not be admitted to recreation centers, but "
this is a circular poorly drafted by administration
”, according to the city councilor.
Apart from this saliva test, practicable at the entrance of establishments or in a dedicated center, and which will only be requested once a week, parents can also present a certificate of vaccination for their child or of recovery if it has been infected with the coronavirus.
The staff of these municipal establishments will, on the other hand, have to present a health pass to be employed there.
These measures, according to Christian Estrosi, aim above all to "
avoid closures which could be dramatic for children who do not go on vacation and for working families
Cases of Covid-19 have been detected in recent days in three municipal centers welcoming children in Nice.
These screening measures concern some 33 municipal centers and municipal holiday camps (for 3,200 places) and 22 community centers (1,500 places) .Christian Estrosi also specifies that he is working on a municipal decree "
prohibiting orchestra, DJ or music favoring the fact that people get up and dance
”in establishments with a public terrace or beach.