September 28, 2021

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Passport is causing concern in theaters and theaters

Passport is causing concern in theaters and theaters

Prior to its statewide implementation, the vaccine passport has caused concern in many theaters and theaters.

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“What do I do to someone who wants to come in, who’s arrogant and doesn’t have his two doses?” We are not the police, ”said Bernard-Y. Gaza, Makok from the old bell tower.

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Theaters and cinemas have not been under control for the first time in a year and a half. Although most companies have indicated that they are willing to use a vaccine passport, tomorrow, there are many questions.

“As tickets are sold online, what can we do for ticket holders and protesters after the ticket is denied, without the vendors being able to verify that they have a passport?”

On the page of the Professional Association of Event Providers, we find that the current rules surrounding the passport are not 100% clear.

“Would the rooms have had time to get the cell phones needed to scan the applications?” Managing Director Julie-Ann Richard asks. How can we continue school trips when both students and the public are in the room? “

Rows

Among the many stakeholders in question Newspaper, The concern is mainly about the inevitable queues that form at the entrances of companies.

“If 500 people come at once on a Saturday at 1pm, how are we going to manage it? Eric Pachard, co-president of the Quebec Cinemas Owners Association, asks. Are all customers going to download their QR code?”

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“If we had an application that provided all the information at once with the customer’s photo, it wouldn’t be so complicated,” points out Robin Flementon from the club. By doing double verification [avec le passeport et une pièce d’identité], We know very well that people will not have an element in hand. They have to go through their wallets, to the chat, which will create a recession. “

Additional staff

To reduce overcrowding, many rooms have hired extra staff.

“We have no choice but to reinstate a porter. It will cost us extra money,” said Charles Deshchamps of the Portal Comedy Club.

Claude Desermox, general manager of the Albert-Rousseau Hall in Quebec, said: “We have added staff to keep things running smoothly. What we are putting in place at this point is to avoid a complicated reception. “

Since the passport was announced, there have been several requests for a refund at Vieux Clocher de Magog. “When it’s a team, sometimes a customer isn’t in a good position,” says Bernard-Y. Gaza. People are sent an email asking for a refund at least five days before the event so that they can have time to resell their tickets. “

However, in other rooms, withdrawals seem to be very rare.

“Surprisingly, the majority of customers do not come forward because they are already adequately protected,” says Malisa Imeztopen of Albert-Rousseau Hall.

– In collaboration with Cédric Bélanger, Maxime Demers and Sandra Godin.

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