Emmanuel Macron took the pulse on Tuesday, November 17, of a French sports world that feels abandoned, in this period of the Covid-19 crisis. Between the closure of sports halls, imposed closed doors which leaves the boxes empty, and the drop in memberships in amateur clubs, French sport is struggling. He received 120 million euros during the stimulus package in September. But now, the whole sector is calling for an emergency plan. Here’s what to remember from the president’s announcements.
Towards a resumption of sports activities for minors?
Emmanuel Macron wanted sports activities for young people in clubs to be able to resume in December after being suspended by the Covid-19 crisis, said the Elysee.
This recovery, which depends on the evolution of the epidemic, will be linked to the implementation of reinforced protocols, in particular for indoor sports, specified the Presidency of the Republic, at the end of this videoconference in attendance. of several ministers.
No spectators in the stadiums before the start of 2021
The return of spectators to the stadiums will not take place before the beginning of the year 2021 and it will have to respect a gauge which will be linked to the capacity of the stadiums or rooms, affirmed the Elysee. The return of the public “not possible in December” due to the evolution of the Covid-19 epidemic, estimated Emmanuel Macron.
Launch of a “sport pass”
Finally, Emmanuel Macron announced the launch in 2021 of a “sport pass” device to help young people to practice a sporting activity, at a total cost of 100 million euros.
The criteria for this aid intended for families to pay for membership in a club or buy equipment have yet to be defined, for a launch in 2021, the Elysee said.