MADRID, 17 Jun. ` –
The French Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, confirmed this Thursday that the country plans to reopen the nightclubs next July, for which a new health protocol will be launched that will reduce coronavirus infections.
“We are working on a health protocol with a view to opening nightclubs this summer,” he asserted at a press conference in which he clarified that the sector will reopen with “very specific conditions.“
Although the exact date for this reopening is not yet known, the “horizon for those responsible for nightclubs is shaping up little by little”, as explained in statements collected by the BFMTV network.
“The establishments may reopen, but with special conditions, still in discussion with professionals. (—) Without their reopening, young people run the risk of celebrating in deteriorated and less supervised sanitary conditions,” said the minister.
Thus, he has indicated that the exact date depends on the president, Emmanuel Macron, who will meet on June 21 with representatives of the sector, who hope to reopen after more than a year of closure due to the pandemic.
Last week, two unions representing the sector presented a draft health protocol to the Government, the main points of which have already been validated. However, several issues remain to be addressed, such as the use of the mask and the presentation of a “health pass”. In this sense, some consider this protocol too restrictive and do not take into account the “realities of the course of an evening at a disco”.