Covid Passport Fines : Up To €600 For Individuals And €30,000 For Businesses

Harsh Covid passport fines will go into effect this Friday – the Valencian government is expected to adopt the new set of measures in its plenary session as early as this tomorrow.

(02.12) We will most likely enter this weekend with a new set of fines. The Valencian government is expected to adopt proposed regulations regarding entry into facilities with a capacity greater than 50 people during its plenary session, as well as impose harsh Covid passport fines if the rules are not followed.

The new fines will be added to the decree issued on July 24 that sanctioned the violation of current health regulations.  There will be no need for a new degree; only a vote on the proposed fines will be required. And they’re no joke.

Individuals will face fines ranging from €60 to €600, depending on whether they are first-time offenders or repeat offenders. When businesses are involved, the penalties can range from €600 to €30.000. While it is not yet clear what constitutes the lighter fine, the heavy fine is imposed when serious infractions are registered at the venue. This would happen if the venue does not ask for the covid certificate at all, or if the control, while in place, is deemed ineffective due to the presence of too many people without a certificate on the premises.

The new set of rules was announced last week by Generalitat President Ximo Puig, but it was restricted to entertainment venues with a capacity of more than 50 people, as well as  hospitals, residences, and large events such as weddings, funerals, and sporting events. Exempt are cinemas, theatres, gyms, and restaurant terraces.

These rules will go into effect on December 3rd for a limited time, only 30 days, and will expire after the New Year’s holidays, unless the situation drastically changes.

Source: Valencia Plaza

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