As the Prime Minister announced on March 3, some health safety measures have been reduced from Monday, March 14, 2022, to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our country.
- Suspension of vaccination pass for access to all places currently required (restaurants, bars, nightclubs, cinemas, theatres, performance halls, museums, stadiums, fairs and shows, etc.). However, a health card (certificate of vaccination, negative test result or recovery certificate) is still required upon entry to hospitals, nursing homes and facilities for the disabled to protect the most vulnerable.
- As of February 28, 2022, wearing a mask in places subject to vaccination is no longer mandatory in closed places (companies, schools, administrations, public services, shops, etc.), except for public transport. remains necessary. For health and medico-social organizations, facility managers may decide to require people over the age of six to wear masks.
It continues to be recommended to wear masks for Covid-positive persons for 7 days in isolation and at-risk contact cases, symptomatic persons, and follow-up by healthcare professionals.
In addition, the company health protocol expires from Monday, March 14: the end of the mandatory wearing of masks and social distancing. However, it will be necessary to continue to apply hygiene rules such as hand washing, cleaning of surfaces and ventilation of spaces.
In addition, as of March 14, 2022, the obligation to wear masks in closed areas has been eliminated for all students and staff. In all primary schools, colleges and high schools in the national region, the health protocol goes to level 1 (green level): the end of mixing students by level, the end of restrictions for the practice of physical and sports activities (return of indoor contact Sports).
The mitigation of the health measures implemented today has been possible, first of all, thanks to vaccination and the strong support it has created among the people. Vaccination provides effective protection against severe forms of the disease and is an asset more than ever for a return to normal life. His management is now being offered in urban medicine by a variety of health professionals, and as the Prime Minister stated last Saturday, the most vulnerable among us, those over 80, who have had their booster injections at least three months ago, can now make a fourth request. dose.
However, the virus continues to circulate and caution needs to be exercised above all with the implementation of barrier movements: Between 5 and 11 March in Gers, around 1,500 people were contaminated during this period, meaning the case rate was almost 800; The spread of the virus is still high in health and medico-social institutions, especially in EHPADs. On the other hand, on March 11, 74 people, two of whom were in intensive care, were hospitalized.
With vaccination, barrier measures remain valid:
- wash your hands regularly with soap and water or hydroalcoholic gel;
- systematically cover your nose and mouth to your elbow when coughing or sneezing;
- blow your nose with a disposable tissue for immediate disposal;
- avoid touching your face, especially your nose, mouth and eyes;
- ventilate each room for 10 minutes every hour.