Sport and Covid: end of mask and pass indoors, at school

The rules for the sport have been relaxed. From March 14, 2022, the wearing of the mask and the vaccination pass will be canceled in gyms, clubs, schools, extra-curricular activities … Jean Castex announced this Thursday, March 3. Protocol, rules, sensors… Know everything.

[Mis à jour le 3 mars 2022 à 17h22] From February 28, 2022, new sanitary measures have been introduced for sports. Skipping a vaccine, wearing a mask, a sensor, the protocol at the gym, at school … Here are the rules as of today published by the Ministry of Sports and Jean Castex’s latest announcements about wearing a mask and skipping a vaccine.

What is the protocol at the gym?

“On March 14, 2022, the vaccination pass will be canceled wherever it was used,” announced Jean Castex, Prime Minister, on the TF1 news at 13:00. In the meantime, the vaccination is going on required for at the entrance to the gyms for persons over 16 years of age. As of February 28, 2022, wearing a mask is no longer mandatory in places that require skipping vaccinations, so it makes sense thatThe mask is no longer mandatory in gyms. Have a vaccination sheet. The person responsible for the institution or the organizer of the activity shall appoint persons authorized to supervise the passage of vaccination. These may be the people who usually control access.

Is it mandatory to wear a mask when playing sports?

On March 14, 2022, the obligation to wear a mask will be lifted everywhere, including in class, with the exception of public transport, announced Jean Castex, still on TF1 on March 3. As of February 28, 2022, wearing a mask is no longer mandatory in places subject to vaccination. Therefore, wearing a mask is not mandatory in gyms or clubs. It is also optional in outdoor sports fields.

Is a vaccination card required to play sports?

Until March 14 (Vaccination Voucher Cancellation Date), a vaccination card is required for persons aged 16 years and over and a medical pass for young people aged 12 to 15 years (inclusive) in closed places, such as:

ERP PA: Establishment open to the public (stadium, tennis court, soccer field, outdoor pools, running tracks, etc.)

ERP X: Indoor and indoor sports facility, sports hall, multi-purpose sports hall, skating rink, carousel, indoor, convertible or mixed pool, multi-purpose sports hall less than 1200 m² or with a ceiling height of more than 6.50 m.

UNTIL MARCH 14, 2022
Persons over 16 years of age (including top-level athletes and professional athletes) Mandatory vaccination pass to access ERP X and PA, except for activities not subject to declaration or prefectural authorization organized in a public place.
Minors from 12 to 15 years old (inclusive) Mandatory medical pass to access ERP X and PA, except for activities not subject to declaration or prefectural authorization organized in public places.
Minors under 12 Sanitary passport is not presented
Volunteers from 16 years old Obligation to present a vaccination sheet

What is the protocol for sports at school?

According to a press release issued by the Ministry of National Education on February 11, 2022.electronic health record moves from level 3 to level 2 in the first degree (primary + primary) throughout the agglomeration upon return from winter holidays in each zone (February 21, 2022 for Area B, February 28, 2022 for Area A, and March 7, 2022 for Area C). The Level 2 protocol has already been applied in middle and high school. The Level 2 health protocol includes:

  • That ending the obligation to wear a mask outdoors for primary school students and staff. On March 14, the mask is removed indoors;
  • Opportunity to exercise and sport indoors again without a mask (keeping distance)

Where else are the sensors?

From February 2, 2022 no more sensors in establishments open to the seated public (stadiums, concert halls, theaters, etc.) for practitioners and spectators.

What are the rules for children?

Until March 14, the delivery of a medical card is made compulsory from 12 years old, September 30, 2021, for access to sports equipment, for train in the club and in competitions. It is not mandatory for school sports (EPS lessons, gyms, swimming pools, etc.) because the health pass is not required in schools. Young people who turn 12 during the year have 2 months to present their medical passport so they have time to complete their vaccination schedule. That PCR and antigen tests remain free for minors.

What are the pool rules?

From June 9, 2021 the pools are open. They are available upon presentation of a wellness ticket (until March 14) for persons aged 12 and over. On the territory of the collective locker rooms are open and there is no maximum gauge.

Can we exercise after the Covid vaccine?

Like all vaccines, Covid vaccines are associated with risk of side effects after injection and require some precautions. For example, you need take into account the fatigue that may occur after an injection (core vaccine or booster dose). And avoid very intense sports on the day of the vaccination.


– Health Protection Decisions Applicable to Sports of February 28, 2022, Ministry of Sports.

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