“Our mitigation strategy was right”

NEW MEASURES. Invited to RTL on April 7, Minister of Health Olivier Veran provided an update on the Covid epidemic in France and the measures taken.

[Mis à jour le 7 avril 2022 à 10h22] “Our strategy for easing restrictive measures was the right one.” Minister of Health Olivier Veran, guest of RTL on April 7, the epidemic situation in France is encouraging: “in covid is spreading in france but slower in the peak of the epidemic rebound has been passed, the impact on health and hospital is limited. Thanks to the mass vaccination of the French.” It is in terms of vaccination, while 79% of French people have a complete vaccination schedule According to the Ministry of Health, the minister announced4th dose opening vaccine (corresponding to the second revaccination) is now possible for French aged 60 years or more. Reminder of current measures.

What are the Covid measures today?

Since March 14, 2022, France has relaxed measures to combat COVID-19.

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  • Wearing a mask is not more obligatory in institutions open to the public (company, school, etc.),an exception all transport indoors and in places of health or from care (especially hospitals, pharmaciesin doctorsor even laboratories medical biology) where it continues to be needed by caregivers, patients and visitors.
  • Wearing a mask remains recommended for all people at risk develop a severe form of the disease, especially in crowded places, for business contacts and symptomatic cases.
  • Since March 14, the vaccination pass has been suspended. in all places where it was necessary (places of recreation and culture, catering establishments, fairs and exhibitions, etc.).
  • in In medical institutions, a medical passport is still valid and places of care (hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, etc.).

From March 21, contact persons no longer need to self-isolate even if they are not vaccinated against Covid.

  • Layer 1 protocol is in effect.
  • Stop wearing masks in class at schools, colleges and high schools
  • Undergraduate exams scheduled for March 14-16 have been rescheduled for May 11, 12 and 13.

What are the Covid measures in Paris?

The measures in Paris are identical to those in force in the rest of the country. in Wearing a mask is no longer mandatory, either outdoors or indoors. As indicated by the city of Paris, all measures have been lifted, with the exception of the mandatory wearing of a mask in public transport (train, bus, metro, etc.) and medical facilities. Vaccination has been suspended. For access to medical facilities and nursing homes, only the medical pass remains valid.

What are the vaccination measures against Covid?

Covid vaccination must continue, scientists insist, even if skipping the vaccine is no longer valid. Today in France:

  • Second booster dose of Covid-19 vaccine (4th dose) will be open to people aged 60 and over whose last injection was more than 6 months old.
  • in booster dose delay reduced to three months after the last injection or last Covid-19 infection.
  • in revaccination is open to all people aged 18 and over, and from January 24, it is open to all teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17 without any obligation.
  • vaccination is open to all children aged 5-11 and requires the consent of one or another holder of parental rights.

What are the covid isolation measures?

From March 21according to the opinion of the High Council of Public Health (HCSP) dated February 11, 20222, people with contact casesregardless of their vaccination status, are no longer required to quarantine orinsulation“. However, they must always strictly apply barrier measures, and in particular wearing a mask indoors and outdoors when in contact with other people; limit their contact, especially with vulnerable people; as much as possible, avoid all contact with people who are at risk of a serious illness and work from home.

If you are covid positive A: Isolation is 10 days if you are not vaccinated or 7 days if you are vaccinated. Isolation can last 10 to 7 days or 7 to 5 days if a negative covid test is done.

If you are in contact : no isolation, whether you are vaccinated or not.

As of March 21, the rules to follow in case of contact with Covid have changed. for not vaccinated. These people don’t have no more isolation if these are contact cases (as in the case of vaccinated individuals). However, they must always strictly apply barrier measures, and in particular wear a mask indoors and outdoors when in contact with other people; limit their contact, especially with vulnerable people; avoid contact with people at risk of severe form; work remotely as much as possible. Contact persons must perform a test (TAG, RT-PCR, or self-test) on D+2 day of contact status notification. Since March 21, any positive antigen test results or self-examination should be subject confirmation by RT-PCR test. Pending the result of the confirmation, the person is considered infected and begins their isolation period. For reference, a positive antigen test result serves as evidence for reimbursement by an insurance company for the cost of a confirmatory RT-PCR test.

What are the measures in business on March 14?

As of March 14, the corporate covid protocol no longer exists. No masks in business, mandatory distance and restrictions on gatherings. On the other hand, barrier gestures such as handwashing are still recommended.

What health measures are being taken?

Passing vaccinations has been suspended since March 14. in all places where it was needed (places of recreation and culture, commercial catering, fairs and exhibitions, etc.). On the other hand, sanitary pass just stay mandatory, except in emergencies, to access hospitals, nursing homes, or even to institutions that accept adults with disabilities to protect those who are most at risk of contracting COVID-19. Visits to facilities subject to a medical passport are permitted.

What are the measures for wearing a mask?

Wearing a mask is removable outdoors and indoors open to the public except for any transport within the premises and in places of health or care (in particular, in hospitals, pharmacies, among physicians or even in medical biological laboratories) where it is still required by caregivers, patients and visitors. Wearing a mask also recommended for all people at risk to the development of a severe form of the disease, especially in crowded places.

What are the new Covid measures for travel?

Since February 12, travel rules have been relaxed. Evidence of a complete vaccination schedule becomes sufficient to arrive in France, regardless of country of origin. For unvaccinated travelers, the obligation to provide a negative test for travel to France remains.but the measures on arrival (test, isolation) are lifted upon arrival from countries on the “green” list, characterized by moderate circulation of the virus.

What are the new measures for remote work?

From February 2, 2022 remote work is no longer mandatory but recommended. “Teleworking is encouraged: Employers set conditions for the use of teleworking through local social dialogue.“Can we read in the health at work protocol updated on January 25, 2022. The company protocol has been removed since March 14, but there have been no new instructions on the rules for remote work. Each employer decides for himself.

What are the Covid measures at the school?

From March 14, 2022 health protocol moved to level 1 / green level for all schools and educational institutions in the country, indicated by the Ministry of National Education. This transition to level 1 includes, in particular:

  • the end of obligations to limit mixing between groups of students;
  • removal of restrictions on physical and sports activities;
  • Measures regarding hand washing, ventilation and disinfection of surfaces are maintained.