July 1, 2022

The health pass in business not in the bill

The government is not going to include a health pass for businesses in its bill on the vaccine pass, but will let parliamentarians possibly table an amendment to this effect.

Without directly confirming, the government spokesman Gabriel Attal affirmed that there was “no consensus which emerged around this measure”, at the end of a consultation of the parliamentary groups by the Prime Minister. Minister Jean Castex.

There is “no consensus” with the social partners and not “either in the discussions with the political groups, in particular for reasons of operational feasibility”, he continued. He added, however, that “the discussions could potentially continue among the parliamentary groups of the majority and the opposition, by the examination of the text to see if other measures are possible”.

According to him, however, there is “consensus on the need to strengthen teleworking”.

Towards adoption of the vaccine pass in mid-January?

The leader of the deputies LR Damien Abad had previously affirmed that in the initial text of the government, “there will not be the extension of the pass (…) to professional circles and to transport. But that could come into the debate by way of amendment ”.

The health pass in business will not appear “obviously not in the text of the law, but by way of amendment of their majority”, “they are hypocritical”, had also estimated the deputy UDI Jean-Christophe Lagarde.

According to the elected official, the draft law on the vaccination pass could be examined in committee by the Assembly “next week” with a view to a discussion in the hemicycle “on January 3”.

Faced with the wave of Covid cases linked to the Omicron variant which is affecting France in turn, the government announced on Tuesday the holding of an exceptional Council of Ministers on Monday, December 27, with the hope of adopting the vaccine pass as soon as possible. mid-January.