Junta's 'committee of experts' urgently meets to consider the 'Covid passport' for bars, restaurants and nightlife

If the experts give the go-ahead to the requirement for access to the sectors, the Junta will request the endorsement of the region's top court to apply it 'in the shortest possible time'

EUROPA PESS

The Junta de Andalucía has urgently convened a meeting of its coronavirus pandemic 'committee of experts' this Thursday afternoon, 9 December, at 4.30pm. The Advisory Council of High Impact Public Health Alerts of Andalucía, will consider requesting the implementation of the so-called 'Covid passport' to access the bar, restaurant and nightlife sectors in the region.

The measure is already in force for visits to hospitals and residences for the elderly, until at least 15 January, after that received the approval of the Superior Court of Justice of Andalusia (TSJA).

This was announced at a press conference by the regional government’s spokesperson, Elías Bendodo, who said that if the experts give the "go-ahead" to the measure, the Junta will request the endorsement of the TSJA to apply the Covid passport in bars, restaurants and nightlife "in the shortest possible time".

Bendodo said he wanted to thank the "attitude" of the nightlife and hospitality sector "since the beginning of the pandemic" and stressed that it is the economic sector "that has suffered the most”. He said, “Those, most interested in saving Christmas trade have themselves asked us to implement the Covid passport.”