In the aftermath of new demonstrations against the "health dictatorship", bringing together more than 160,000 people in the country, according to figures from the Ministry of the Interior, the Senate adopted, on the night of Saturday to Sunday, the consecrated bill. the extension of the health pass and the compulsory vaccination of caregivers.
With a right-wing majority, the High Assembly adopted by 199 votes against 123 this text which partly modifies the one voted by the National Assembly.
If we find the vaccination obligation for caregivers, firefighters or professionals with the elderly, but also the extension of the health pass (complete vaccination course, recent negative test or certificate of recovery) at the beginning of August in cafes- restaurants, fairs and exhibitions, medical establishments, planes, trains and long-distance coaches, the senators have made several new provisions.
Minors, terraces, shopping centers ...
The extension of the pass is therefore conditional on the reestablishment of a state of health emergency until October 31.
Senators have also planned to exempt shopping centers, but also cafe terraces and minors from the health pass.
The senators also want to postpone from August 30 to September 15 the implementation of this pass for public places, both for staff and for users.
The Senate also voted a PS amendment so that minors aged 16 and 17 can be vaccinated without parental authorization.
Finally, the senators asked for an easing of the periods of isolation of the sick.
Now, senators and deputies will try this Sunday to agree on a compromise text.
The government is hoping for an agreement from parliamentarians to avoid a new shuttle that would derail the initial timetable envisaged.