For the first time on Wednesday, a couple was denied access to a restaurant in downtown Trois-Rivieres in Marisi because neither of them had vaccine proof.
New Reality for Cubs: You must submit your vaccination passport from September 1 to enter restaurants, bars and other places.
“I’m been vaccinated, but not my boyfriend! So, we’re out and we’re taken the door. We’m hungry, so we’m not going home to order delivery. I’m experiencing that pain,” the client denied access.
The co-owner of the restaurant Binary Chick, located in the city center, admitted to rejecting two or three pairs of customers on Wednesday. “This morning a client said to me: ‘I do not want to encourage you, you drive me’, but we are not pushing them, we have to apply this rule. We have no choice. On the other hand, it seems that there are fewer customers today. Employees will have to be laid off because we are planning staff for customers who are not there, ”explained Shawn Cote.
Restaurant owners set up new posters at their entrances. They bought cell phones and tablets to scan their clients’ vaccination passports through the government app.
“It’s so easy! We use the tablet and we haven’t had a problem since this morning. Sometimes you have to play with the brightness or angle of the device depending on the paper, but it goes well,” the waitress said.
“A year ago, when the mask came on, people said: 30% of customers no longer come, but in the end, they’re still there! Then I think there’s less reluctance to the passport than the mask! People feel safe to come and eat when all the customers are double vaccinated,” Explained by Yves Boudouin, owner of Bar Le Brasier 1908.
Vaccine proofing is also required in more than 50 indoor rooms and outdoor events.
Larry Bellariev, owner of athletic centers in the Mauritius region, has reached an agreement with members who do not want to be vaccinated. Their membership will be suspended until the measure is lifted.
“Almost all the members came back this morning with proof of their vaccine and they’re all ready to be confirmed. So a lot of people were ready and everything was going very well,” Ms Bellarive explained.
And in theaters, audiences who buy a ticket before the new rule have no privileges.
“Everyone who buys a ticket by August 30, if they do not have their vaccine passport and asks for a refund, will be given a refund. On the other hand, from August 30, when people buy their tickets, they will have to check whether they are buying with full knowledge of the terms, ”said Steve Dubey, general manager of the Kojeco Amphitheater.
“We can’t get a free pass. I know the government has talked about a 15-day period, but it really helps companies buy equipment, but people have to show any paper when they have their paper proof. The deputy director general of culture Trois- Rivieres, Valerie Bourgeois.