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End of the vaccination pass on March 14: "the beginning of the end of the tunnel", welcome the restaurateurs

2022-03-03T13:55:17.181Z

As of March 14, there will no longer be any health restrictions in restaurants and other cafes and bars.



Restaurant owners welcomed the news.

Confirming information from Figaro, Jean Castex announced this Thursday on TF1 the end of the vaccination pass from March 14, except in medical establishments.

In eleven days, therefore, it will no longer be compulsory to show your QR code to enter a restaurant, a bar, a café or a nightclub.

"

We see the beginning of the end of the tunnel

", reacts to Le

Figaro

Hubert Jan, president of the catering branch of Umih, the first employers' union in the sector.

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Because, from March 14, no more restrictions will be in force in restaurants and other cafes, after the end of wearing a mask on February 28.

It was already a good moment of happiness

”, reports Hubert Jan, who salutes “

the coherent measures of the government

”.

According to the boss of Umih catering, this measure should have an impact on the activity of establishments, currently “

still suffering

”.

We hope to find a level of activity from April that will allow companies to breathe a little

,” he confides.

The reimbursement of PGE worries

As for the owners of nightclubs, we want to be less enthusiastic.

According to Patrick Malvaës, president of the National Union of Nightclubs and Recreational Places (SNDLL), the lifting of the vaccination pass is being done too abruptly.

We go from one extreme to another.

It undermines the credibility of the state and health measures

, ”he judges.

He doubts that this measure will have a significant impact on attendance at nightclubs, which have seen their clientele increase "

by 20 to 30%

" since the reopening on February 16.

We are going to communicate a lot with our customers on individual responsibility vis-à-vis the Covid.

We are going to advise people to continue to respect barrier gestures

, ”said Patrick Malvaës.

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Restaurant owners are not out of the woods, however.

While the month of March corresponds to the first repayment deadlines for state-guaranteed loans (PGE), there are "

real concerns

" on the side of restaurateurs, notes Hubert Jan, who fear the impact on their cash flow.

As for nightclubs, we want the aid granted in December and January to be extended to the first half of February, during which the establishments were closed.

"

Bercy has not yet spoken

," says Patrick Malvaës.

Source: lefigaro

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