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179,000 checks and more than 1,300 verbalizations made since June – RT in French

Some 179,000 checks have been carried out since the entry into force of the health pass on June 9. The Monitoring Center of the Ministry of the Interior also noted 1,331 verbalizations.

The police have carried out some 179,000 checks and 1,331 verbalizations since the entry into force of the health pass on June 9, we learned on August 30 from a source close to the case, confirming information from RTL.

These figures come from a note drafted by the Monitoring Center of the Ministry of the Interior, said this source, and list the checks carried out by both gendarmes and police.

Failure to present a valid pass is punishable by a fine of at least 135 euros. If the offense is committed at least three times within 30 days, the penalty can be up to 6 months imprisonment and a fine of 3,750 euros. A person using the pass of a relative incurs a fine of 750 euros (fixed at 135 euros if it is settled quickly), an amount which reaches 1,500 euros in the event of a repeat offense within 15 days.

Imposed on places hosting more than 50 people, including employees

The health pass – complete vaccination certificate, negative test of less than 72 hours, certificate of cure against Covid-19 – was made compulsory from June 9 in certain places bringing together more than 1,000 people (stadiums, exhibitions, fairs, festivals, casinos).

Since July 21, it has been extended to places hosting more than 50 people (culture, leisure, sports, exhibitions, etc.). Since August 9, it conditions access to hospitals except emergencies, bars and restaurants and large shopping centers by prefectural decision. Since August 30, it has been imposed on the employees of the places concerned. Its application is scheduled to last at least until November 15.

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