Compulsory health pass at the cinema: end of the gauge to 49 spectators

Brigitte Baronnet

Brigitte Baronnet

Journalist

Passionate about French cinema, adoring to survey festivals, Brigitte Baronnet has been a journalist for AlloCiné for 10 years. She hosts the Spotlight podcast.

There will no longer be a limit of 49 spectators in French cinemas, making it possible not to require the health pass. From this Monday, August 9, the health pass is mandatory to go to the cinema for adults.

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The sanitary pass is now compulsory in all cinemas, even those with a gauge of less than 50 spectators.

As our colleagues from BoxOfficePro, as of today, Monday August 9, 2021, “each adult spectator must present their health pass to access any cinema hall and regardless of the gauge. The rule will be the same for other cultural and leisure activities, as well as cafes, restaurants or hotels.“.

This change follows the decree of August 7, published yesterday August 8 in the Official Journal and amending the decree of June 1, 2021.

As a reminder, a threshold of 49 spectators had been set up by some rooms in order to bypass the obligation to present the health pass or a negative test.

The decree of August 8 confirms, moreover, the abolition of the obligation to wear a mask in theaters. But it can “however be made compulsory by the prefect of the department when the local circumstances justify it, as well as by the operator or the organizer”.

It should be noted that 12-17 year olds will be subject to the obligation to present a health pass from September 30.

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