Administrative courts in several French departments have recently suspended the duty to show health passports in shopping malls. Confused customers do not know which centers they need to obtain this document proving their COVID-19 vaccination, negative coronavirus test result, or post-illness immunity.
Courts in Hauts-de-Seine, Yvelines, Val d’Oise and Essonne have suspended the obligation to show a health passport.
Attendance at French malls has fallen 20% to 35% since mid-August. – The report of the Federation of Trade and Distribution, which believes that the decrease is due to the obligation to submit health documents.
Today, the government is pressing Conservatives (administrations) to impose health passports everywhere – regardless of the local health situation, and above all against the threshold the government has set for itself – regrets Jacques Kressel, president of the Federation of Trade and Distribution.
He points out that “clients no longer know which centers require passports and which do not.”
– All these contradictions between shopping centers require coordination at the national level, (supported) by a decision of the State Council (equivalent to the highest administrative court – PAP), believes attorney Yuan Seibel, who has filed several appeals in the courts against governors’ decisions imposing an obligation Show health passports in shopping malls.
Health passports in malls of more than 20,000 square meters
The government is awaiting the State Council’s decision on this issue, which is expected to be issued in the coming days.
At the request of the government, as of mid-August, governors in their departments imposed an obligation to submit sanitary documents in shopping centers of more than 20,000 square meters. Square meters. In theory, the corridor should have been entered when the number of new coronavirus infections exceeded 200 per 100,000. residents during the week.
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