A senator and a deputy wrote to Prime Minister Jean Castex to ask him to authorize on an experimental basis “a series of events” with the public, between mid-April and mid-May, on the basis of health protocols and gauges adapted.
When will we see the public again in the stadiums? Senator PS Jean-Jacques Lozach and deputy Génération.s Régis Juanico wrote to Jean Castex to urge him to authorize on an experimental basis “a series of” outdoor “sports events with the public on the basis of protocols sanitary facilities and appropriate gauges.
These two parliamentarians estimate in their letter to the Prime Minister that these experiments carried out “between mid-April and mid-May 2021”, “would produce useful scientific elements for the months to come, and would breathe new life into the industry. “, in the doldrums.
Experiments planned by the executive
From a government source, an experiment is being studied in a stadium, one in a hall and an outdoor event such as running or cycling. These experiments are currently being considered by the executive, in the same way as those to take place in the cultural sector.
“It seems essential to us to be able to condition the extension of the various aid mechanisms for events companies until the resumption of their activities”, also plead the two parliamentarians, in a letter dated Wednesday.
Request for support for outdoor events
In addition, in another letter this time addressed to the Minister in charge of Sports, Roxana Maracineanu, more than 80 senators led by Michel Savin (LR) ask for support for outdoor sporting events (running, cyclosport, triathlon, trail, ski de background, raid …), which came together in a collective (outdoor sporting events collective).
“We call for the establishment of a ticketing and registration fee compensation fund, as exists for other fields, sports as well as cultural”, they argue in this letter, of which AFP has had a copy, even a reflection is launched “on a possible lowering of the VAT rate, at least for a limited period”.