CORONAVIRUS FRANCE. Faced with an 8th epidemic wave in France, wearing a mask is again recommended in transport, according to Covars, the new Scientific Council. What other measures? At work ? At school ? For contact cases? The tests ? Current protocols.
[Updated September 30, 2022 at 12:24 p.m.] In front of an 8th wave of Covid who ' don't worry us ', according to Brigitte Autran, president of the new Committee for monitoring and anticipating health risks (Covars), which replaced the Scientific Council, on FranceInfo . Nevertheless, she insists that ' We really need start wearing the mask again in transport '. Bivalent vaccines, targeted to the variant Omicron , will arrive from Monday, October 3 in pharmacies. Circulation of SARS-CoV-2 has been on the rise since mid-September, after several weeks of improvement. The reproduction rate is again greater than 1. The incidence rate is approaching 400 cases per 100,000 inhabitants (+27% in one week). Regarding isolation measures, positive people must always isolate themselves, a little longer if they are not vaccinated against Covid or if they have an incomplete vaccination schedule. . A school, the Ministry of Education established, in connection with the health authorities, a graduation including a pedestal of measures and three protocol levels (green, orange, red). Since the start of the school year, it is the 'base' level which is in force, therefore no restrictions for students (no masque , pass the distance ...) and face-to-face course for all levels.
After validation by the Constitutional Council, the law ending the exceptional regimes created during the Covid pandemic was promulgated on July 31, 2022. Thus, since August 1, 2022:
► Measures that persist or are in force:
To date, wearing a mask is no longer compulsory in France. However, to limit the spread of the 8th wave of Covid, wearing a mask is once again encouraged in transport , insisted Brigitte Autran, president of the new Committee for monitoring and anticipating health risks (Covars) Friday, September 30 on franceinfo. ' It must become some kind of civic gesture '.
Wearing a mask is strongly recommended :
It is moreover strongly recommended in hospitals and for the elderly. And if symptomatic and up to 7 days if in at-risk contact status or released from isolation.
To back to school , no more protocol at work or at school . The Ministry of Education established, in connection with the health authorities, a graduation including a pedestal of measures and three protocol levels (green, orange, red). For September it is the 'base' level that will be in force so no restrictions for students (no mask, no distance ...) and face-to-face course for all levels.
The second booster dose is open to:
The bivalent vaccines, targeted on the Omicron variant, arrive from Monday, October 3 in pharmacies.
For positive people with a complete and up-to-date vaccination schedule and for children under 12 years old : Isolation is for 7 (full) days from the date of onset of symptoms or date of positive test collection.
A person in contact with a person tested positive for Covid-19 must be notified by the positive case or by Health Insurance (by SMS or by telephone). There is more isolation instructions for contact cases and the test instructions are identical regardless of your vaccination status. The contact case must perform a drug test (RT- PCR or antigen test or self-test) 2 days after being notified by Health Insurance or by the positive person .
Since August 1, 2022, the border health control system has been lifted, in accordance with the law ending the exceptional regimes created to fight the epidemic linked to covid-19. Travelers don't have no more formalities to complete before their arrival in France, in mainland France and overseas, and presentation of the health pass can no longer be required, regardless of the country or zone of origin. Likewise, no more justification of the reason for a trip departing from France, in mainland France and overseas, no certificate of leaving the territory is required by the French authorities to go to another country.
Covid-19: International travel, Ministry of the Interior.