Vaccine pass and consumption ban: new measures for cinemas in France

Prime Minister Jean Castex yesterday took stock of the new measures concerning the health crisis. Leisure areas, including cinemas, are concerned.

The health crisis, an event program broadcast since the end of 2019, began its new season on December 27 with recent government announcements concerning the measures to be taken for the beginning of 2022.

As the relay French film, the government met yesterday in a defense council to respond to the upsurge in COVID-19, explained by Prime Minister Jean Castex in a press conference with “the symbolic crossing of 100,000 daily contamination cases”, specifying “the 7-day rolling trend of over 70,000 cases”, with a “national incidence rate greater than 700”.

And if the rumor of a curfew introduced at the end of the year hovered, it was finally the transformation of the health pass into a vaccination pass that was adopted by the executive power, with in parallel the ban on the consumption of food. and drinks in non-catering establishments open to the public (ERP), which include cinemas. New measures that will apply from January 3, and for three weeks. Thus, it will now be necessary to justify a vaccination against the virus to be able to go to the cinema.


In addition, a new measure concerning leisure places open to the public has been introduced: indoor gatherings will be limited to 2,000 people, while outdoor gatherings will be limited to 5,000 people. A measure that applies to the Grand Rex in Paris, the only cinema in France that can accommodate up to 2,702 spectators in its large hall.

Finally, “the economic sectors impacted by the decisions that the situation requires us to take will be compensated, within the framework of a dialogue conducted without delay by the Minister of the Economy and Finance” said the Prime Minister. A new defense council is dated January 5.

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