As the Prime Minister announced on March 3, as of Monday, March 14, 2022, certain health security measures aimed at containing the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our country have been reduced.
- Suspension of the vaccination pass for access to all places (restaurants, bars, nightclubs, cinemas, theaters, concert halls, museums, stadiums, fairs and shows, etc.) where it is currently required. However, a medical passport (vaccination certificate, negative test result or certificate of recovery) is still required at the entrance to hospitals, nursing homes and institutions for the disabled, in order to protect the most vulnerable and vulnerable people.
- Wearing a mask, already removed in places subject to vaccination from February 28, 2022, is no longer mandatory in closed places (businesses, schools, administrations, utilities, shops, etc.), except in public transport. remains mandatory. For medical and medico-social institutions, the heads of the institutions may decide on the mandatory wearing of masks for people over the age of six.
Wearing a mask is still recommended for Covid-positive people for 7 days after the isolation period, as well as for at-risk contacts, people with symptoms and healthcare workers.
In addition, from Monday, March 14, the company’s health protocol ceases to apply: the end of the mandatory wearing of a mask and social distancing. However, it will be necessary to continue to apply hygiene practices such as washing hands, cleaning surfaces and ventilating rooms.
In addition, as of March 14, 2022, wearing a mask indoors for all students and staff is no longer mandatory. The health protocol moves to level 1 (green level) in all elementary schools, colleges and high schools across the country: ending mixing students across levels, ending restrictions on physical and sports activities (returning indoor sports contacts).
The easing of sanitary measures that is taking place today was made possible primarily due to vaccination and the strong support it has generated among the population. The vaccine effectively protects against serious forms of the disease and is more important than ever for a return to normal life. Its introduction is currently being offered in urban medicine by various health professionals and as the prime minister pointed out last Saturday, people over 80 who are the most vulnerable among us who received a booster at least three months ago can now request a fourth. dose.
However, the virus continues to circulate and vigilance must be maintained, especially with regard to the implementation of barrier gestures: in Gers, from 5 to 11 March, about 1,500 people were infected during this period, i.e. an incidence rate of almost 800; The spread of the virus is still high in medical and medico-social institutions, in particular, in EHPAD. On the other hand, on March 11, 74 people were hospitalized, including two in intensive care.
When vaccinated, barrier measures remain relevant:
- wash your hands regularly with soap and water or hydroalcoholic gel;
- systematically cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing into your elbow;
- blow your nose in a disposable tissue, which should be immediately thrown into the trash;
- do not touch your face, especially your nose, mouth and eyes;
- ventilate each room for 10 minutes every hour.