Coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19) – Fifth wave: new vigilance measures announced


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Seniors at a vaccination center

Strengthening the health protocol in primary schools, opening of new vaccination centers, free admission to over 65s, vaccination of children aged 5-11 at risk of developing a serious form from December 15, 2021, closing nightclubs, extending telework in companies and administrations … At a press conference on December 6, 2021, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Health announced new health vigilance measures to combat the acceleration of the 5th.and Covid-19 pandemic wave.

Following the Health Defense Council of 6 December 2021, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Solidarity and Health,and wave. It concerns the transition to level 3 of the health protocol in schools, the opening of vaccinations for children aged 5 to 11 years with pathologies at risk from December 15, 2021, access to non-prescription vaccination support for more than 65 years in vaccination. centers, closing nightclubs for 4 weeks, extending telework in companies and administrations…

Reinforcing the health protocol in primary schools

Health protocol in primary schools goes up to level 3. As of December 9, 2021, wearing masks outdoors (in playgrounds) will also become mandatory for all students and staff. From 13 December, 1.private degree. The most frequently touched surfaces will be disinfected several times a day, and the tables in the cafeteria will be disinfected after each meal if possible.

Physical and sporting activities are permitted both outdoors and indoors, but only for low-intensity activities that comply with mask-wearing and distancing guidelines. Indoor contact sports are not allowed.

On the other hand, in colleges and high schools, it is always level 2 of the health protocol implemented, except for Guyana, which stays at level 4 of the protocol.


In December, the vaccination campaign against Covid-19 will intensify, new vaccination centers will be opened and new appointment intervals will be offered for the booster dose.

People over the age of 65 should have access to the vaccine booster without prior appointment at any centre.

Vaccination for children aged 5 to 11 at risk of developing a severe form of Covid will be available from December 15, following the receipt of 1.ages Pediatric vaccine doses.

The Minister of Health has announced that the vaccination campaign for all children aged 5 to 11 can begin around December 20, if the Supreme Health Authority (HAS) has a positive opinion.


It is recommended that companies set up teleworking 2 to 3 days a week whenever possible. It is also recommended to limit face-to-face meetings.

In the Civil Service, administrations will be able to set up telework up to 3 days per week.

Meetings such as seminars, farewell parties, end-of-year festivities will have to be postponed.


From 10 December 2021, nightclubs will be closed for 4 weeks. The companies affected by this closure will be assisted economically by the State.

It is recommended to limit festive events in the private area until the end of the year celebrations.

For external events and events such as Christmas markets, the health protocol will be strengthened, the consumption of food products will be strictly regulated under the control of the governors.