After Portugal last week, it’s England’s turn to reopen its bars and restaurants. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Channel, in France, we begin the second week of the third confinement.
Bars, pubs, restaurants: a gradual reopening of Europe
As France begins the second week of its third confinement, England reopens its bars and restaurants on Monday April 12, 2021. A reopening with the taste of revenge for the country which has been very bereaved but which has managed to organize an effective vaccination campaign , since 32 million doses have been injected, more than triple that of France.
However, this reopening is accompanied by strict sanitary measures to avoid any further epidemic runaway. Thus, two meters will be obligatory between the tables and the latter can only accommodate six guests each. Two out of three pubs will still have to remain closed since they do not have a terrace.
Medef calls for a rapid reopening of shops in France
Thus, Europe is gradually reopening as summer approaches. The president of Medef, Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, pleaded Monday April 12, 2021 on France Inter for a rapid reopening of French businesses, whatever they may be. ” You have to open at all costs […] better to reopen with sanitary constraints than not to reopen at all ” did he declare.
According to him, whatever the situation at the end of confinement at the beginning of May, it will be necessary to reopen the shops. ” You can’t live forever at the hook of the state »He estimates. For Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, employees must be massively vaccinated as soon as possible. However, Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux warns: “ it can only work if it is voluntary. Any form of obligation will be counterproductive on the subject of the vaccine “. On Monday April 12, the vaccination against Covid-19 opened for those over 55 years old.