Coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19) – health protocol valid in schools, colleges and high schools from 14 March 2022

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From March 14, 2022, all primary schools, colleges and high schools in the national territory pass the health protocol to level 1 (green level): the end of the mixing of students by level, the return of closed contact sports. Considering the positive development of the health situation, the obligation to wear masks inside for all students and staff has also been lifted. Service-Public.fr takes an inventory of the applicable health rules.

The health protocol for the 2021-2022 academic year consists of four levels. Depending on the epidemic situation, the transition from one level to another can be triggered by the Ministry of Education at the national or local level (department, academia, region).

A scale is created with four measurement levels:

  • level 1 / green level;
  • level 2 / yellow level;
  • level 3 / orange level;
  • level 4 / red level.

From March 14, 2022, all schools move to level 1 of the health protocol:

  • removing the obligation to wear masks in closed areas for primary school students;
  • the expiration of the obligation to limit mixing between student groups;
  • the expiration of restrictions on the implementation of physical and sports activities.

However, measures regarding hand washing, ventilation and surface disinfection are continued.

In line with the recommendations published by the health authorities and the health measures planned for the general population, the obligation to wear masks in closed areas has been lifted for all personnel and secondary and high school students as of 14 March 2022.

What does level 1 of the health protocol provide?

  • Face-to-face courses in school, college and high school.
  • Maintaining reinforced measures for ventilation of buildings and hand washing.
  • Wearing masks indoors is mandatory for staff, middle school and high school students indoors (common law outdoors)*.
  • No mixing restriction between student groups (classes, class groups, levels) is enforced. However, large groupings are limited.
  • Disinfection of the most affected surfaces once a day and the tables in the canteen after each service.
  • Physical and sporting activities are allowed both indoors and outdoors.

* In line with the planned changes in the general population, the obligation to wear masks in closed areas for all personnel and secondary and high school students has been lifted as of 14 March 2022..

Depending on the analysis of the epidemic situation (development of the incidence, the rate of reproduction of the virus and the situation in the hospital), measures adapted to local situations can be decided by the governors together with the Regional Agency health and academic authorities.

What does level 2 of the health protocol provide?

  • face-to-face courses at school, college and high school;
  • maintenance of strengthened measures for ventilation of buildings and hand washing;
  • It is mandatory to wear masks inside for staff and students from CP;
  • The mixing limitation applies per level. Recreations are organized by groups, taking into account recommendations on barrier movements; in the event of significant organizational difficulties, they may be replaced by in-class recess times;
  • physical distance must be maintained between students in different groups (classes, class groups or levels);
  • disinfection of the most affected surfaces several times a day and tables in the mess hall after each service;
  • Physical and sporting activities are usually done outdoors. However, when indoor training is necessary (bad weather, availability of facilities, etc.), it is done while respecting a distance adapted to the activity. Contact sports are not allowed.

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The time slots and the number of services are tailored to limit flows, occupancy density and allow mixing to be limited. As far as possible, inputs and outputs are separated. Chairs are arranged in such a way as to avoid direct contact (face-to-face, side-by-side).

Measures specific to different levels are as follows:

  • level 1 / green level: venues are arranged and organization so as to seek the greatest possible distance between students;
  • level 2 / yellow level: group stability. Students have lunch at the same table every day in the first degree. The organization of an individual service (trays, cutlery, water, presentation on a plate or tray) is recommended;
  • level 3 / orange level: group stability. Lunch for students every day at the same table in 1st gradeprivate while maintaining a distance of at least 2 m with those of other classes. Individual serving arrangement (trays, cutlery, water, presentation on a plate or tray). Mass meal offers are prohibited;
  • level 4 / red level: The same rules apply as the orange level.

See the FAQ Coronavirus Covid-19 for what to do in case of Covid infection and risky contact cases: answers to your questions

Reminder of protocol changes

The Ministry of National Education published a health protocol for the 2021-2022 academic year on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. This protocol provides a measure of prevention based on the outbreak situation that can be assessed locally.

As a reminder, the changes from 2021 are as follows:

September 2 – October 4, 2021health protocol in force in schools was level 2 (yellow level) except for some overseas departments.

October 4 – November 15, 2021The current health protocol in schools, colleges, and high schools was level 1 (green level) only in those departments where the incidence rate was below the threshold of 50 per 100,000 people for at least 5 consecutive days. Level 2 (yellow level) of the protocol applied in other sections (incidence rate over 50 per 100,000 population).

From 15 November to 9 December 2021Wearing masks has become compulsory again in schools in mainland France and overseas. Due to the resurgence of the epidemic, all schoolchildren from CP to CM2 have had to wear their masks again in the classroom and schools. All departments have been moved to level 2 of the health protocol, except for Guyana, which remains at level 4 (red level) of the health framework.

From December 9, 2021 to February 21, 2022, The health protocol in all kindergartens and primary schools has been moved to level 3, except for Guyana, which remains at level 4. It has also become mandatory for all students and staff to wear masks outdoors (playgrounds). On the other hand, in colleges and high schools, it is always level 2 of the health protocol implemented, Guyana remains at level 4.

As of January 3, 2022Regardless of the level of protocol applicable, rules regarding the isolation and screening of students and staff have evolved for all departments. Other health measures were put in place, such as banning pleasant moments and prioritizing non-advised indoor school trips or outdoor physical and sporting activities.

From 10 January to 21 February 2022, relaxation of the protocol was applied: 3 negative self-tests (performed on D0, D+2 and D+4) were sufficient. From the first negative self-test, only one sworn parent certificate was required for return to class.

From February 21 to March 14, 2022: Measures to facilitate health protocol in schools took effect at the start of the school year in each region: 21 February for region B, 28 February for region A and 7 March for region C. Primary schools were moved to level 2. protocol: wearing masks outside was no longer mandatory, indoor sports continued without masks except for contact sports, and mixing in the canteen was no longer limited to class but to level. The affidavit confirming that the child has indeed self-tested is no longer required.

since February 28, 2022when a sick student is a student, classmates do not need to self-test only on D+2 and no longer need to do 3 self-tests (D0, D2 and D4).