In force for one month, the certifications essential to be able to take the transport in the île de france in the peak hours will be retiring. On Monday, the prefecture of the Île-de-France has announced the end of the “scheme of certificate in transit as of June 16, 2020“, as soon as Tuesday morning, therefore. A deletion that occurs earlier than expected, several players have talked about a expected end Monday, June 22. This date had even been confirmed to France Télévisions by the secretary of State for Transport.
The end accelerated of the certificate responds to the request of Valérie Pécresse, president of Île-de-France Mobility : its cabinet had indicated to have asked for.”the end of the certificate as quickly as possible, perhaps as early as tomorrow“. The removal of the certificates does’t mean the end of specific rules against the epidemic : “wearing a mask is still compulsory in the public transport“the gestures of the barriers must be respected and the employers “are encouraged to maintain activity in telework when they can and plan to arrive in staggered hours to avoid a too high traffic in the transport“says the prefecture.
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Bruno Le Maire “favourable“the removal
The certification was announced in early may. It was intended to reserve the public transport during rush hour with people travelling to their place of work or needing to move for an urgent reason. This document was the result of a concerted action between many stakeholders, including the city of Paris, the region Île-de-France, the SNCF, the RATP, the Medef, the CPME, the CFDT, the CFTC, or the CCI Paris-Île-de-France. Objective : to enable the ile-de-france travel while limiting the number of passengers in the networks to strengthen the compliance with social distancing.
These last hours, while the déconfinement accelerated, voices were raised to request the removal of this condition. This is particularly the case of the president (ex-RL) of the capital region, Valérie Pécresse. On Monday, the former minister called for a return of the “freedom of movement“in the region. “I want to remove this certificate […] but with the protective measures. I believe that wearing a mask will have to remain required several weeks yet“up to “mid-July“said she. At the same time, the Economy minister, Bruno Le Maire, has said “favourable“the deletion of the certificate.
The RATP has also increased its offer, re-opening gradually of the stations and making them get in power its network. Several rules remain valid, such as the wearing of masks mandatory, and the régie francilienne is always advised to the travelers to limit “to what is strictly necessary“their movements.