any news for summer 2022?

The Covid epidemic resumed in France in June due to the spread of the Omicron BA4 and especially BA5 variants. For the moment “the current measures are sufficient” estimated the Minister of Health Brigitte Bourguignon on June 23. Info.

[Mise à jour le 24 juin 2022 à 10h29] The Covid-19 epidemic has started again for a 7th wave since mid-June. Are we going to a return to wearing a mask obligatory ? From sanitary pass ? For the moment “the current measures are sufficient” said the Minister of Health Brigitte Bourguignon June 23. About the mask “I don’t think the obligation is absolute” she estimated even if he remains highly recommended”. On June 22, Professor Alain Fischer of the Council for Vaccine Strategy in France estimated on the set of Télématin in France that put the mask back on transport in common is “probably reasonable, certainly for the frail and probably for the general population“. On the government side, Brigitte Bourguignon pleads above all for a reinforcement of the vaccination of the elderly : “The vaccination remains the most useful weapon and it is addressed in particular older people, immunocompromised people. I call for vaccination which must be maintained, supported. We have to step it up, it’s the best weapon we have.” She also received her second booster vaccine against Covid on June 23, 2022 in a Parisian pharmacy. What are the Covid measures in effect for the summer 2022 ? Where else do you need wear the mask ? Present a health pass ?

Are new Covid measures planned for summer 2022?

If the Covid epidemic starts again since mid-June, new restrictions are not envisaged: “Current measures are enough” said Health Minister Brigitte Bourguignon on June 23. On the other hand, both the government and the scientists plead for a reinforcement of the vaccination of the elderly : “The vaccination remains the most useful weapon and it is addressed in particular older people, immunocompromised people. I call for vaccination which must be maintained, supported. We have to step it up, it’s the best weapon we have.” recalled Brigitte Bourguignon. Currently, those over 60 can receive a second booster shot corresponding to a 4th dose of vaccine (30% of those over 80 would have received it, too few for doctors).

What are the Covid measures today in France?

To date, only the health pass remains in health establishments and the Wearing a mask is compulsory in health places (hospital, pharmacy, etc.). otherwise “we test ourselves if we have symptoms, we isolate ourselves if we are positive and we wear the mask in places where there is too much proximity or too many people” recalled the Minister of Health Brigitte Bourguignon on June 23.

Wearing a mask Sanitary pass Case contacts School
  • Wearing a mask is only obligatory in the health places or of care (especially the hospitalsthem pharmaciesat the doctorsor even the laboratories of medical biology) in which it remains required for caregivers, patients and visitors.
  • Wearing a mask is recommended for all people at risk to develop a severe form of the disease and older people, especially in crowded places, for case contacts and symptomatic cases.
  • the health pass is still in effect in health establishments and places of care (hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, etc.).
  • The vaccine pass only recognizing vaccination against Covid was suspended on March 14, 2022.

Contact cases must always be tested but must no longer isolate themselves even if they are not vaccinated against Covid.

  • Level 1 protocol in effect.
  • End of wearing a mask in class in schools, colleges and high schools

Covid contact cases should no longer isolate themselves. They must always realize a test (self-test or antigenic test or RT-PCR test) on D+2 of contact with the contaminated case. It is mandatory to perform a PCR test to confirm a positive antigen test.

What measures for the health pass?

the health pass (recognizing test, vaccination and recovery certificate) rest compulsory, except in an emergency, to access the hospitals, retirement homes, or even to establishments welcoming adults with disabilities with the aim of protecting those most at risk from COVID-19. It is also useful for traveling to certain countries and for returning to France. As the website of the Ministry of the Interior reminds us, in order for their vaccination schedule to remain recognized as complete, people aged eighteen or over wishing to enter the national territory must have received a dose of complementary messenger RNA vaccine at most later than 9 months following the injection of the last required dose. Unvaccinated travelers must present a negative result of a PCR test less than 72 hours or an antigen test less than 48 hours before departure (departure of the first flight in the event of a connection), or a certificate of recovery (positive result of a PCR or antigen test carried out more than eleven days and less than six months previously. This certificate is only valid for a period of six months from the date of the examination or test).

What are the measures for wearing a mask?

Wearing a mask is lifted outdoors and indoors open to the public, also on public transport, with the exception of places of health or care (in particular hospitals, pharmacies, among doctors, or even medical biology laboratories) in which it is still required for caregivers, patients and visitors. Wearing a mask is also recommended for all people at risk to develop a severe form of the disease (+65 years old, +80 years old), especially in crowded places.

What are the Covid measures for travel?

Proof of a complete vaccination schedule is sufficient to arrive in France, regardless of the country of origin. As the website of the Ministry of the Interior reminds us, in order for their vaccination schedule to remain recognized as complete, people aged eighteen or over wishing to enter the national territory must have received a dose of complementary messenger RNA vaccine at most later than 9 months following the injection of the last required dose. Unvaccinated travelers must present a negative result of a PCR test less than 72 hours or an antigen test less than 48 hours before departure (departure of the first flight in the event of a connection), or a certificate of recovery (positive result of a PCR or antigen test carried out more than eleven days and less than six months previously. This certificate is only valid for a period of six months from the date of the examination or test).

What are the Covid measures at school?

Since March 2022, the health protocol has moved to level 1 / green level for all schools and educational establishments in the national territory, indicates the Ministry of National Education. This transition to level 1 involves in particular:

  • the end of the obligation to limit mixing between groups of students;
  • the end of restrictions on the practice of physical and sporting activities;
  • measures relating to hand washing, ventilation and surface disinfection are maintained.

KEY DATES

  • March 14: end of the vaccination pass
  • March 21: end of isolation for contact cases
  • April 7: opening of the 4th dose of Covid vaccine to over 50s

Sources:

Covid-19: International travel, Ministry of the Interior.

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