Judge Suspends Health Passports for Yvelines

As a follow-up to yesterday’s post about protestors outside a French supermarket, a judge in Versailles has overturned the requirement that health passports be presented as a condition for entry into retail businesses in the department of Yvelines.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

00:00   After just two days of enforcement, the prefectural decree from August 19, which made it compulsory
00:05   to use a “health passport” at large shopping centers in the Yvelines department, was suspended
00:09   by the Versailles administrative court. “The contentious order restricts access in a broad manner,
00:15   and does not provide conditions guaranteeing people’s access to essential goods and services.”
00:21   Throughout Yvelines 14 shopping centers with more than
00:24   twenty thousand square meters were affected. The decree had been poorly greeted
00:27   by retail professionals. At the Westfield Velizy 2 shopping center,
00:31   beginning two days ago, 17 security agents were hired to guard the twelve entrance doors,
00:35   with an estimated budget of 130,000 Euros for the month of August.
00:40   I have registered a 25% drop in activity. A 25% drop in customer flow, that’s huge.
00:46   We’re really fragile, and the shopkeepers are already suffering after a year and a half of crisis.
00:51   We have the advantage of being a very large shopping center with air circulation, CO2 sensors,
00:55   security agents, traffic direction and masks.
00:58   Our Parisian neighbors have taken note that the Yvelines prefecture has passed this judgment.
01:04   The health passport will no longer be required in shopping centers until further notice.
01:08   However, it is considering whether to refer the matter to the council of state.
 

Hat tip: JohnM, in the comments.

One thought on “Judge Suspends Health Passports for Yvelines

  1. Westfield an Australian company was owned by Frank Lowy he sold out a few years ago but still Australian listed company. We have Westfield shopping centres here.

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