Covid France measures: contact case, isolation, news

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NEW MEASURES. Faced with the reduction of the Kovid epidemic in France (even though the virus is still circulating), measures for the isolation of contacted cases have been reduced from 21 March. They follow the end of the vaccination card and mask.

[Mis à jour le 22 mars 2022 à 16h29] Reducing sanitary measures continues. since monday March 21, unvaccinated people no longer have to self-isolate if they are considered contact cases. Vaccination status is no longer taken into account for conducting quarantine and screening tests. Nevertheless, they must always strictly follow barrier measuresand wearing masks in contact with other people, especially indoors and outdoors. These reductions continue from the first stage. Started in France on March 14 (end of vaccination card, mask at work, school…). Update on new measures.

What are the Covid measures today?

Since March 14, 2022, the measures taken against Kovid-19 in France have been relaxed.

Wearing mask vaccination card sanitary pass school
  • It’s okay to wear a mask more mandatory in public institutions (company, school, etc.),exceptional above all Transportation inside and inside health places or care (especially hospitals, pharmaciesalso doctorsmistake laboratories medical biology) remains essential for caregivers, patients, and visitors.
  • It remains to wear a mask recommended for all people at risk to develop a severe form of the disease, especially in crowded places, case contacts and symptomatic cases.

Since 14 March, the vaccination card has been suspended in all places where it is required (entertainment and cultural attractions, commercial catering, fairs and trade fairs, etc.) until further notice.

The health card is still in force in health institutions and care places (hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, etc.).

  • Level 1 protocol in effect.
  • The end of wearing masks in the classroom in schools, colleges and high schools
  • The Baccalaureate specialization exams, which were planned to be held on March 14-16, were postponed to May 11, 12 and 13.

What are the Covid measures in Paris?

The measures in Paris are the same as those in force in the rest of the country. most Wearing a mask is no longer mandatory outside and inside. As stated by the city of Paris, all measures have ended, except for the mandatory wearing of masks in public transportation (train, bus, metro, etc.) and health institutions. The vaccination card is suspended. Only the health card is valid for access to health institutions and nursing homes.

What are the precautions regarding the Covid vaccine?

Scientists insist that vaccination against Covid must continue even if vaccine transition is no longer in effect. In France so far:

  • this The fourth dose of vaccine is available to all immunocompromised people. and those over 80 who have taken their booster dose for more than three months (not mandatory but recommended).
  • most delay of booster dose is reduced to three months after the last injection or the last Covid-19 infection.
  • most Booster vaccination is given to all persons aged 18 and over. and from 24 January it is open free of charge to all young people aged 12-17.
  • this The vaccine is open to all children aged 5-11 years. and requires the consent of one or other of the custody holders.

What are the Covid isolation measures?

since March 21In the opinion of the High Council of Public Health (HCSP) of 11 February 20222, persons with contact incidentsno longer quarantined orinsulationHowever, they should always strictly apply barrier measures, especially wearing masks indoors and outdoors, in contact with other people, limit their contact with particularly vulnerable people, and avoid contact with people around them. serious illness and the risk of working remotely whenever possible.

if you are covid positive : Isolation is 10 days if you are unvaccinated, 7 days if you are vaccinated. Isolation can take 10 to 7 days, or 7 to 5 days if a negative covid test is done.

if you are in contact : There is no isolation since March 21, whether you have been vaccinated or not.

As of March 21, the rules to be followed in Covid contact cases have changed. for No vaccine was given. As noted by the DGS, these people no more isolation contact cases (as for vaccinated persons). However, he should always take strictly barrier measures and wear masks indoors and outdoors, especially when in contact with other people; limiting their contact with particularly vulnerable people; avoid contact with people at risk of severe forms; telecommunications as possible. At-risk contacts Perform a test (TAG, RT-PCR or self-test) on D+2 of the contact status statement. Since March 21, any positive antigen test result or self-test, a Confirmation by RT-PCR test. Waiting for the confirmation result, the person is accepted as a positive case and begins the isolation period. A positive result of an antigen test serves as proof of reimbursement by Health Insurance of RT-PCR test approval.

What are the measures to be taken in the business world on March 14?

Since March 14, the corporate covid protocol is no longer available. No more masks, no mandatory distance and no gathering restrictions in business life. On the other hand, it will continue to be recommended to take preventive actions such as hand washing.

What measures for the health transition?

Vaccination card suspended since 14 March wherever needed (entertainment and cultural venues, commercial catering activities, fairs and trade fairs, etc.). on the other hand sanitary pass just stay Compulsory, except in emergencies. to access hospitals, nursing homes, mistake Organizations that host adults with disabilities To protect those most at risk from COVID-19. Visits to workplaces subject to a health card are allowed.

What are the precautions for wearing a mask?

Removed wearing masks outside and inside public, excluding all transportation indoors and in health or care settings (especially hospitals, pharmacies), among doctors and even medical biology labs) are still essential for caregivers, patients, and visitors. It’s okay to wear a mask, too. recommended for all people at risk developing a severe form of the disease, especially in crowded places.

What are the new Covid measures for travel?

Travel rules have been relaxed since February 12. Proof of a full vaccination schedule is sufficient to arrive in France, regardless of country of origin. The requirement for unvaccinated travelers to present a negative test to travel to France remains.however, measures (testing, isolation) are lifted upon arrival when they come from countries on the “green” list, characterized by a moderate circulation of the virus.

What are the new measures for remote working?

Since February 2, 2022, teleworking is no longer mandatory, it is recommended. “The use of telework is recommended: employers set the terms and conditions of use of telework within the framework of local social dialogue.“Can we read in the workplace health protocol updated on January 25, 2022. The company protocol has been deleted as of March 14, but there has been no new instruction on teleworking rules. It is up to each employer to decide.

What are the Covid precautions at school?

From 14 March 2022 health protocol level 1 / moved to green Indicates the Ministry of National Education for all schools and educational institutions in the national territory. This transition to level 1 specifically includes:

  • the end of the obligation to limit mixing between student groups;
  • the end of restrictions on the implementation of physical and sports activities;
  • Precautions regarding hand washing, ventilation and surface disinfection are maintained.