Covid passport at Menorca restaurant

Covid passport said to be hitting bookings.

14-12-2021Gemma Andreu

The restaurants association within the Pimem small to medium-sized businesses federation is pointing to a 50% fall in Christmas bookings and a 40% drop in income. These decreases are attributed to the latest wave of Covid infections (the sixth wave) and to the Covid passport requirement where interior capacities are 50 or more.

On Tuesday, the president, Eugènia Cusí, and the vice president, Helmut Clemens, argued that it is not scientifically proven that bars and restaurants are sources of Covid contagion. The passport requirement is "legally questionable" and contrary to the right of privacy and to data protection.

Their view was that the sector is being "stigmatised" and that customers are being divided. Some say they will not go to bars and restaurants because they have to prove that they are vaccinated, while others will not go if the passport is not required.

They called on the media not to be a "channel of communication" for public institutions and the government and asked where the journalistic "deontology" was. "Critical voices" should be listened to and not only the "official" ones investigating the relationship between Covid and restaurants from a scientific point of view.

Cusí ​​referred to the "institutional degradation" of the Balearic government in legislating on the restrictions instead of the Balearic parliament. "The separation of powers is conspicuous by its absence."

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Mark / Hace about 1 month

What are you going to do about it James? Just posting comments is doing nothing except give u some mental relief. The responsibility of governments is somewhat wider than whether or not we can go to a restaurant.

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James / Hace about 1 month

Whatever way you look at it, it's discrimination. And all types of discrimination are bad. You can't pick and choose a type of discrimination and it shouldn't be tolerated in the 21st century regardless of what people's opinions are on vaccination. We shouldn't allow the governments of the world to divide us over a personal choice. People should be more worried about us a society slowing losing our civil liberties and human rights why they use covid as the excuse. Really take a look at these decisions being taking by politicians now all over. None of them are following the science anymore. It's like there happy for this pandemic to never end.

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James / Hace about 1 month

Well it comes as no surprise. And once again its the bars and restaurants that suffer from stupid government decisions based on no scientific data that they even work. But we are seeing this system implemented all over the world based on what I ask myself? Whatever people's vaccination status is I think that normal people don't want to live in a society like this.

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