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Nightclubs, events, caterers: specific support and “maintained” aid, assures Macron

While the event and night sectors, already weakened by the crisis, have been crying disaster since Jean Castex called for a reduction in social interactions and announced on Monday the closure of nightclubs until “early January” due to of the heavy circulation of the Covid-19, the President of the Republic, guest of France Bleu Auvergne this Wednesday morning, wanted to be reassuring.

“The partial activity mechanisms” will be “extended” for companies whose activity is slowed down by new anti-Covid 19 measures, in particular discotheques, caterers and event professions, assured Emmanuel Macron. “The idea today (is) to have an approach to support the different sectors and economic actors in a very, very targeted way”, he explained while being questioned by the auditors.

A quick and specific response, assures the president

“We will give facilities on guaranteed loans, but we will also provide compensation, specific economic support, in particular on the fixed costs of companies like yours,” he replied to an event entrepreneur. , who complained of a massive loss of customers due to the pandemic.

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“The response will be quick, it will be specific, it will be based on the consultation that will take place in the coming days with the various sectors of activity,” replied Emmanuel Macron, citing “the event management professions. , trades in salon catering, caterers “or” nightclubs “, closed since Tuesday. “(They) are being seen, we have started this work, they will be accompanied”, and this from the weeks to come, he added.

The nightclubs, which represent 30,000 direct jobs and a billion euros in annual turnover according to professional unions, had already remained closed for sixteen months because of the Covid, and had only reopened, under conditions, on the 9th. July. To prevent nightclub owners from feeling too discriminated against compared to their counterparts in bars and restaurants, a decree published on Wednesday now prohibits dance activities in these establishments until January 6.

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