Ireland Restaurants and bars in tunnel again and entrepreneurs in distress

23:10  25 november  2020
23:10  25 november  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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The restaurants will be closed during the holidays and will not reopen until January 20… if all goes well. For bars and nightclubs, no recovery date is even mentioned.

On November 24, Emmanuel Macron gave satisfaction to non-essential businesses closed since October 30, by allowing them to reopen on Saturday November 28, or even Sundays.

Then, on December 15, green light for museums, theaters and cinemas, at least if we go below 5,000 contaminations per day and 3,000 cases of Covid in intensive care.

No date for bars and nightclubs

However, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and sports halls will remain closed during the holidays. A reopening is only discussed for January 20 - after seven weeks of shutdown - exclusively for restaurants and gyms. And only if the health situation allows it.

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As for the bars and nightclubs, no date has been announced. A health assessment will be made, probably around February 3. Which could, on the contrary, in the event of a third wave, lead to the extension of the freeze or new closures

During the confinement started on March 14, all these establishments did not reopen on May 11 like the other businesses, but three weeks later, on June 2, for the province, and on June 15 in Île-de-France, Marseille being re-defined two more weeks on September 28.

One in three establishments threatened

At Medef, Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux is campaigning for an earlier reopening, even if it means making it compulsory for customers to download a tracking application.

The blow is severe for a sector of cafes-hotels-restaurants-nightclubs which, in France, employs 960,000 people in 220,000 companies generating 84 billion in turnover. Or more than the PSA group in the world.

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Certainly, additional aid has been announced. The possibility of obtaining the equivalent of 20% of the 2019 turnover if it turns out to be more interesting than the € 10,000 from the solidarity fund, is welcomed but considered insufficient by professional representatives. Didier Chenet, president of the National Group of Independents (GNI) regrets that the aid is capped at € 100,000 per company per month and that it is not retroactive to November.

What about hotels and caterers

At the Union des trades et des industries de l'hôtellerie (Umih), vice-president Laurent Duc claims that it also applies to hotels and caterers who organize receptions which turn to slowed down without being struck by closing.

Basically, he doubts the usefulness of closures as pizza delivery people flock to hotels forced to close their restaurants. In addition, during the holidays, people will meet in private which will trigger a third wave.

Distress of those "who have nothing left to live on"

President of Umih, Hubert Jan, adds that the resumption on January 20, for restaurants, is not certain due to sanitary criteria. More generally, it evokes the plight of many business leaders who have nothing to live on. He fears that one in three establishments will not survive and that the death of the independents will come. The Umih has filed several appeals in the Council of State, not yet judged, for unequal treatment vis-à-vis truck stops or canteens that have remained open.

Calvados. 600 owners of bars, restaurants, hotels and nightclubs gathered in Caen .
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