June 30, 2022

employees subject to the health pass will have to switch to the vaccination pass, according to the bill

The text discussed Monday in the Council of Ministers provides that it will concern the nearly 2 million employees who must now present a health pass to work. The stated objective is to encourage unvaccinated people to take the plunge by depriving them of the health pass.

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The health pass will have to be transformed into a vaccination pass for nearly two million employees. This is provided for in the draft law on the vaccine pass which will be presented on Monday, December 27 in the extraordinary Council of Ministers. Employees who are now required to have a valid health pass to exercise their activity will have to present a vaccination pass instead.

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If you need a vaccination pass to go to a restaurant, then the waiter must also have one: the logic already in place with the health pass is therefore taken up by the draft law on the vaccination pass. Employees who work in places where this vaccine pass will be required from customers and users will also have to have one, the presentation of negative tests will no longer be sufficient. Hospital staff will therefore no longer be the only ones to have to go through this.

With the bill, around 1.8 million employees will have to present a vaccination pass. The list of professions concerned is almost the same as that of the health pass. For example, those who work in cinemas, theaters, sports halls, conservatories, public libraries, as well as restaurants, cafes, nightclubs, fairs and seminars … domestic flights, cruise ships, department stores and shopping centers larger than 20,000 square meters by decision of the prefects and according to the incidence rate, etc.

The only possible change is the external workers in the hospital environment. For the moment, it is expected that they will remain with the sanitary pass.

Since August 30, the professionals concerned had to present a “health proof” among the following three: a complete vaccination schedule; a negative RT-PCR or antigen test or a self-test carried out under the supervision of a healthcare professional for less than 24 hours; a positive RT-PCR or antigen test attesting to recovery from Covid-19, dating at least 11 days and less than 6 months. With the vaccination pass, only the complete vaccination schedule will be accepted.