On July 12, 2021, the President of the Republic announced a series of actions to prevent the resurgence of the covid-19 epidemic associated with the delta variant, including a vaccination requirement for certain occupations and the extension of the Health Pass to new locations to encourage as many people as possible to be vaccinated. A legislative text, which will be completed by decrees, is currently being examined by the Parliament. The government expects the law to be passed quickly and promulgated in August.
This draft contains the necessary measures to make immunization mandatory in certain professions using a proof of full vaccination status and provides for a ban on practice from 15 September.
As for places requiring a Health Pass, the proposed law indicates that this would apply not only to the public, but also to employees working there. An employee who is not able to present to his or her employer one of the documents constituting the Health Pass would no longer be able to perform the activity concerned. If an employee is prevented from working for two months as a result, the employer may dismiss him or her. The preliminary law provides for this circumstance to be grounds for dismissal of the person concerned.
But this text is still subject to change.