The health pass does not only make people happy. While it must be introduced from August 9 in bars, restaurants or even interregional trains, the precious sesame has already been imposed in places of culture and leisure since July 21. And this is not without consequences. “We are on a 41% drop in attendance”, note on LCI the Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelot, guest of Darius Rochebin this Wednesday.
According to the minister, who suffers from a long form of Covid, it is a “very significant drop impacting a film season which had started very well”. However, Roselyne Bachelot still wants “see how these figures evolve”, and recalls the establishment of a “review clause on August 30th”.
France is “the country which has helped its cultural sector the most”
In the meantime, the cultural sector is suffering a drop in its turnover, at the end of a season during which it has already been greatly shaken by the various restrictive measures. “We are the country that has helped the cultural sector the most and we will continue”, defends Roselyne Bachelot. “First, by maintaining cross-cutting aid, then by establishing aid sector by sector if it is useful, and finally we are thinking about loans guaranteed by the State to spread out repayments. We will help the sectors. cultural to cross this air hole “, she promises, a year after her arrival at the ministry.
Roselyne Bachelot also recalls that new contaminations continue to flare up in the country, with nearly 28,000 new cases recorded this Wednesday. With such indicators, “six months ago, we would have closed the places of culture”, insists the minister. From now on, “with the vaccination and the health pass, we can face a serious epidemic by leaving the places of cultivation open”.
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