Health pass: Gérald Darmanin gives strict instructions to the prefects


Three days before the entry into force of the extension of the health pass, the Minister of the Interior gave instructions to the prefects, whose mission is to firmly apply the directives surrounding the health pass, particularly for health establishments. night.

Administrative closures

In a letter addressed to the prefects, Sunday July 18, 2021, Gérald Darmanin gave his instructions for the proper implementation of the extension of the health pass from Wednesday July 21, 2021. The Minister of the Interior therefore calls on the prefects to do so. proof of firmness, evoking the sanction of administrative closure for offending establishments, especially those in the nightlife.

We can thus read in Gérald Darmanin’s letter: “ You will pay particular attention to compliance with the health pass control by the establishments requesting it from now on, and in particular night establishments. (…) The administrative closure of establishments that do not do so, or in an incomplete manner, will be pronounced shortly. “. Establishments that do not or do not carry out these checks are liable to sanctions other than administrative closure, in particular a fine of 45,000 euros.

Allow access to the vaccine

The Minister of the Interior also asks the prefects to put in place ” a suitable vaccine offere ”which allows all French people who wish to be vaccinated during the summer to be able to do so. This adapted offer will have to include in particular the increase dDaily opening amplitudes, weekends included ». Gérald Darmanin also asks for the “rstrengthening of support and isolation systems »For people who have tested positive or who are in contact.

These strict instructions come shortly after the discovery of a cluster in a nightclub in Bordeaux. In a press release published on Sunday July 18, the Regional Health Agency of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, announced that 35 people had tested positive after participating in parties organized on July 9, 10 and 13, 2021 in the same Bordeaux nightclub. Remember that the mask is not mandatory at all times in nightclubs.