Sports and Covid: mask in the gym, school, transition, protocol


The rules of the sport were relaxed. Where do I need a vaccination card? Wearing a mask? At gym? What new measures are there in the school? In a club? For extracurricular activities? For the little ones? Where are the gauges? to know everything.

[Mis à jour le 3 mars 2022 à 10h54] As of 28 February 2022, new health measures for sports have been implemented. In the gym, at school, vaccination card, wearing a mask, meter, protocol… Here are the rules published by the Ministry of Sports so far.

What is the protocol at the gym?

vaccine pass is necessary At the entrance of the gyms for those over 16 years old. From 28 February 2022 wearing a mask is no longer mandatory where a vaccination card is required, so logically,Masks are no longer mandatory in gyms. Have a vaccination card. The person responsible for the establishment or the person organizing the activity appoints the persons authorized to control the vaccination card. These can often be people controlling access.

Is it compulsory to wear a mask while doing sports?

As of February 28, 2022, the obligation to wear masks in places subject to the vaccination card has been eliminated. Masks are kept in places that are not subject to the vaccination card. For this reason, it is not mandatory to wear a mask in gyms or clubs. It is also not mandatory in outdoor gyms.

Is a vaccination card required for sports?

Vaccination card for persons aged 16 and over, health card for youth aged 12-15 (inclusive) is required indoors such as:

ERP PA: Public facilities (stadium, tennis court, football field, outdoor swimming pools, race tracks, etc.)

ERPX: Indoor and outdoor sports facility, gymnasium, omnisports arena, ice rink, carousel, indoor, convertible or mixed swimming pool, multi-purpose sports hall of less than 1,200 m² or with a ceiling height of more than 6.50 m.

People over the age of 16 (including senior athletes and professional athletes) Vaccination card requirement for access to ERP X and PA, except for activities not subject to public declaration or governor’s authorization
Minors 12 to 15 years old (included) Mandatory health card for access to ERP X and PA, except for activities that are not subject to declaration or governorship in public places
under 12 years old Sanitary pass will not be offered
16 year old volunteers Obligation to present the vaccination card

What is the protocol for sports at school?

According to the press release issued by the Ministry of National Education on February 11, 2022,e-health protocol Goes from level 3 to level 2 first degree (primary + primary education) for the entire metropolitan region upon returning from winter holidays in each region (February 21, 2022 for zone B, February 28, 2022 for zone A and March 7, 2022 for zone C). The 2nd level protocol was already implemented in middle school and high school. Level 2 health protocol includes:

  • this end of the obligation to wear masks outdoors for primary school students and employees;
  • Opportunity to do physical and sports activities indoors without wearing a mask (respecting the distance: contact sports are therefore not allowed without a mask)

Where are the still indicators?

Since February 2, 2022, no more indicators in publicly traded establishments sitting for practitioners and spectators (stadiums, concert halls, theatres, etc.).

What rules for children?

Health card was presented Compulsory from the age of 12 on 30 September 2021, for access to sports equipment, for practice at a club and in competitions. It is not compulsory for sports performed at schools (EPS lessons, gymnasiums, swimming pools, etc.) as they are not subject to the presentation of a health card at schools. Young people who turn 12 during the year have 2 months to present their health certificates to give themselves time to complete their vaccination program. this PCR and antigen tests remain free for minors.

What rules in the pool?

Since 9 June 2021, swimming pools are open. They can be accessed for persons aged 12 and over, provided that they present a health card. Collective changing rooms are open on the site and there is no maximum size.

Can we do sports after the Covid vaccine?

Like all vaccines, Covid vaccines risk of adverse effects after injection and requires some precautions. For example, you need Take into account fatigue that may occur after injection (primary vaccination or booster dose). And avoid very high-intensity sports on the day of vaccination.


– Health decisions to be applied to sports from 28 February 2022. Ministry of Sport.

– The resumption of sport: all that is possible, alone or in a club,, 31 August 2020