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Government mulls CovidCheck as standard in restaurants



The government will say this Friday whether CovidCheck will be compulsory in restaurants or not. Photo: Nader Ghavami / Maison Moderne

The government will say this Friday whether CovidCheck will be compulsory in restaurants or not. Photo: Nader Ghavami / Maison Moderne

The government might make CovidCheck compulsory at restaurants and entertainment venues. The decision will be taken this Friday, 8 October, says the state ministry.

Will people in Luxembourg soon have to show their CovidCheck pass at restaurants and venues, as is the case (for example) in France? For the time being, Luxembourg establishments have the choice between adopting the CovidCheck regime, which exempts them from certain health measures, or remaining under the usual covid-19 rules, including limiting indoor tables to four guests, the wearing of masks and social distancing.

But the government could remove this second option, according to information from L’Essentiel. It would then become compulsory to be vaccinated, negative-tested or recovered from covid-19 to enter a café or a fitness centre, for example. This would be a way of boosting vaccination, which currently stands at 74% for the 12+ population in the grand duchy.

In response to questions from Paperjam, the state ministry said that a decision would be taken this Friday, 8 October, in the government council. Its conclusions should be presented to the press at 2.30pm during a briefing.

If such a decision were taken and then voted on, it could apply from 18 October, the deadline for the current covid law.

There is also the question of CovidCheck in companies, which some employers are demanding. Announcements on this subject could also be made on Friday.

This article was originally published in Paperjam. It has been translated and edited for Delano.