The five Parisian department stores (Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, BHV, Le Bon Marché and la Samaritaine) will introduce health pass control from Monday, the police headquarters announced on Saturday.
In addition to these brands, which are very popular with tourists, there are the Parisian shopping centers Italie 2, Center Beaugrenelle and Vill’upmais, as well as the Aéroville shopping center near Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport, all with a surface area of more than 20,000 m2.
These 9 shopping centers “will have to require a valid health pass from their customers as well as the wearing of a mask,” the statement said.
The measure is taken, according to the prefecture of Paris, “for the sake of consistency and harmonization on the Parisian agglomeration” and “in consultation with the prefects of Seine-Saint-Denis, Val-de-Marne and Hauts-de-Seine ”.
In Val-de-Marne, eight shopping centers including Belle Epine (Thiais), as well as two Ikéa stores, will also be affected, according to an order from the prefect. But not the Créteil Soleil center.
In Val-d’Oise, where “the situation has deteriorated again in recent weeks”, the health pass and the wearing of a mask will be compulsory from Monday in six shopping centers including Les Trois Fontaines in Cergy, as well as in the Ikéa stores in Franconville and Gonesse, details the prefecture of the department.
The prefects of Seine-Saint-Denis and Hauts-de-Seine had not yet issued a decree on Saturday evening.
On Wednesday the government extended the use of the health pass to businesses over 20,000 m2 in departments with an incidence rate greater than 200 per 100,000 inhabitants over a week.
“In Paris, if the overall incidence rate remains slightly below 200 per 100,000 inhabitants, it is much higher in the age groups of 10 to 39 years (343 in the age group of 20 to 29 years). ) ”, Justifies the prefecture.
In total, 112 establishments of more than 20,000 m2 will be affected by the control of the health pass from Monday in metropolitan France, according to a count established on Saturday by AFP on the basis of prefectural decrees, almost all in the southern half of the country. ‘Hexagon and in the Paris region.
The decision to establish a health pass remains in the hands of the prefects who, according to the law validated last week by the Constitutional Council, cannot do so if it compromises “people’s access to essential goods and services as well as ‘to means of transport’.