Health pass in bars and restaurants: the authorities threaten but little control

DECRYPTION – Behind firm speeches, controls are not a priority for the police and remain very rare for the moment.

The week of pedagogy for bars and restaurants is well over, including in government speeches. During a visit to Bayonne (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) Thursday, the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire wanted to send a message “clear“To restaurateurs who”don’t want to play the sanitary pass game“. His threat: “They will not be entitled to any state aid“.

In Bercy, it is explained that the identification of recalcitrant bars and restaurants “Goes through police checks”. The task of the police to distinguish establishments in willful violation from those which simply failed to verify certain passes seems difficult, however. A blur that illustrates the gap between warnings and effective controls. For now, the Interior Ministry does not release figures until the start of next week. This Thursday, Place Beauvau does not even confirm the existence of police operations. In fact, a few episodic checks have had

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