DISCOTHEQUES REOPENING. The day after the meeting given by Emmanuel Macron on June 21 for a possible reopening of night establishments, BFMTV says it could take place on July 2.
[Mis à jour le 09 juin 2021 à 17h55] The end of the tunnel for overnight establishments in France ? The day after Emmanuel Macron’s announcement, who made an appointment on June 21, 2021 for a possible reopening of nightclubs and discos, closed since March 2020, it seems that a new date has been mentioned: that of July 2 , according to information from BFMTV Business. “Professionals in the sector are instead preparing for a reopening on Friday, July 2. Bercy does not confirm this date but is aiming for a reopening ‘as soon as possible’ and ‘from the start of the summer’, in the wake of the last stage deconfinement scheduled for June 30, “we can read in the article.
Emmanuel Macron had mentioned, this Tuesday, June 8, 2021, the future of discotheques and nightclubs, closed since March 2020 for health reasons linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then, the managers of nightclubs have been waiting for a reopening. Traveling in the Drôme, the President of the Republic was questioned on the issue of this sector, largely forgotten by the government’s deconfinement plan. Without giving more information than this mysterious “meeting on June 21.”
Friday, May 22, the Council of State ruled that maintaining the closure of discos and nightclubs was “not disproportionate”, the request of the operators of discotheques for a reopening by June 30 was rejected. BFMTV affirmed Tuesday, May 11, 2021 that these establishments would be able to reopen from July 1, on presentation of a famous health pass. Information somewhat tempered by the Prime Minister, guest of the 20 hours from France 2 the same evening. “For nightclubs, I am not in a position to give a horizon,” said Jean Castex.
For weeks, the date of a possible reopening of nightclubs and discos seems to tear the government apart. From now on, if the date of July 2 is brought forward by BFMTV, the future of night establishment managers is in the hands of Alain Griset, Minister Delegate in charge of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, who had initially made an appointment with the operators. nightclubs on June 15. “For the moment, we have not given them a date, but I received them last week telling them that by June 15 at the latest, we will give them a provisional date of reopening,” he said on BFM Business. According to calculations by the SNDLL (National Union of Discotheques and Leisure Centers), of the 1,648 discotheques in France before the pandemic, 25% are in difficulty, and 131 in compulsory liquidation. Today, only 1,500 nightclubs could reopen.
Nightclubs and discos closed their doors in March 2020, in line with government measures taken to contain the pandemic of coronavirus in France. If restaurants, cinemas, museums and theaters are gradually reopening, just like libertine clubs, the managers of nightclubs are still waiting for the green light from the government, which is working on the health protocol to be applied in nightclubs.
Indeed, still according to BFMTV, the government is working in collaboration with professionals in the sector to establish a health protocol to be put in place for the reopening of nightclubs and discos. According to the channel, several options would be on the table: “antigenic tests at the entrance of establishments, a gauge of 65% of the maximum capacity of the establishment, no mask inside, the track of open dance, drinks at the table, only seated and with a maximum of 6 people. Finally, opening at legal times, ie until 7 am. “