The reopening is approaching for restaurants, bars and places of culture, however the Minister of the Economy has announced a tailor-made solidarity fund to support professionals.
Gradual reopening of restaurants, bars and museums
The reopening will be gradual for catering and cultural professionals. First step from May 19, 2021. To avoid a collapse of their finance, Bruno Le Maire announced thata tailor-made solidarity fund would be set up from mid-June for these still fragile sectors. The government is therefore opting for a gradual end to aid granted to culture and catering.
Guest on RTL, Monday May 3, 2021, the Minister of the Economy declared that for the month of May, despite a partial reopening for some, the solidarity fund would remain unchanged, before changing in June. “ We will improve the solidarity fund from the beginning of June »He explains. This improvement will require in particular the end of the condition of loss of at least 50% of turnover to be eligible. Bruno Le Maire believes that a restaurant which opens partially suffers a loss of turnover which must be reduced thanks to ” a compensation figure that we will define »During the meeting with the professionals.
A tailor-made solidarity fund
Bruno Le Maire therefore wishes a solidarity fund “sur-measure which takes into account the reality of each person’s situation ” and that will encourage professionals to choose to reopen, even partially. The minister confirmed that the aid would be present as long as the health restrictions are in place.
The solidarity fund is not intended to last forever, from the months of July and August, the aid will be gradually reduced until its elimination ” depending on the return to normal “. A gradual withdrawal to avoid the collapse of companies supported since the start of the crisis.