The health pass could be extended beyond November 15 “If the Covid did not disappear from our lives” by this deadline set by law, said Thursday the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, who also indicates that the launch of a vaccine booster campaign in September will not change the device.
“Without a vaccine, the 4th wave could have been the worst”, declares Olivier Véran
“This pass cannot be extended beyond November 15, otherwise we would need a new law, which would be debated again in Parliament”, recalled Olivier Véran during a press conference.
“I am not saying that it cannot happen, it could happen if the Covid does not disappear from our lives in the next three months”.
The pass “made it possible to go through the summer without confinement”
The minister said that “The last reluctance is falling in the face of the success of the health pass” which, associated with a “Efficient testing system and mass vaccination of the French”, To “Allowed to cross the summer without confinement despite a wave of very contagious variant”.
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In addition, the minister assured that he “There will be no impact of the third dose on the health pass”:
“Whether you go for your booster or not, you will keep the benefit of the health pass. “
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Mandatory since July 21 in places (culture, leisure, sports, trade fairs, etc.) welcoming more than 50 people, the health pass was extended on August 9 to access to hospitals except emergencies, bars and restaurants, large shopping centers by prefectural decision … It will be imposed from Monday to the employees of the places concerned.