They will need to be used within six months following the end of the pandemic. After the approval in the commission, the government is now working on the maxi-amendment with the approved changes and then placing confidence in the provision that should arrive in the courtroom at Palazzo Madama between May 5 or May 6
The reopening date of the indoor gyms and swimming pools is approaching, identified as June 1st in the latest decree signed by Prime Minister Mario Draghi. From that date, fitness enthusiasts will be able to return to training and take advantage of the subscriptions taken out before the end of October. And precisely to protect consumers, the Senate Budget and Finance commissions approved an amendment to the support decree according to which vouchers issued to customers by gyms and swimming pools to compensate for the closing period, must be used within six months following the end of the pandemic.
The gyms, and in general the subjects that offer sports services, reads the amendment proposal, “may recognize to the buyers of the sports services, alternatively to the reimbursement or the realization of the activities with remote modalities when achievable, a voucher of value equal to credit claimed, usable within six months from the end of the national emergency “. The issue of vouchers was also debated in January when, two months after the closure of the gyms, the aggressive policy of a well-known international chain with numerous structures in Italy emerged which had continued to withdraw the monthly payments from the current accounts of the holders of season tickets who had activated the Rid, claiming that they would have added the period not used due to closure for free at the end of the subscription. For this reason, the Antitrust Authority also intervened and defined the commercial practice as “incorrect”. After the approval in the commission, the government is now working on the maxi-amendment with the approved changes and then placing confidence in the provision that should arrive in the courtroom at Palazzo Madama on Wednesday 5 May or at the latest Thursday 6.
“I am very satisfied with the work that the majority has done in the Budget and Finance committees where tonight we closed the voting on the amendments to the Sostegni Dl” is the comment of Daniele Manca, leader of the Pd group in the Budget Committee of the Senate and rapporteur of the Sostegni decree. “We were able to bring the amount of resources allocated to parliamentary amendments from 550 million to about 770 and this allowed us to work better on the first goal we set ourselves: the cutting of fixed costs for companies in the public service sector and tourism”.
May 4, 2021 (change May 4, 2021 | 19:44)
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