Covid-19 Bulletin no. 59 – Further Changes to national Covid Restrictions

Today we bring you details of changes to Covid-19 regulations, taken from a Press release issued by the French Prime Minister, Jean Castex, on Thursday 3rd March 2022 which can be summarised as follows:

  • From Monday 14th March
    • The Pass Sanitaire no longer needs to be shown.
    • The wearing of masks will no longer be compulsory.

Full details

After the 5th wave of Covid-19 (Omicron) impacted the population on an unprecedented scale, the national health situation has been improving significantly for several weeks. In particular, the pressure on hospitals due to the epidemic has decreased, allowing the lifting of “plan blanc” (emergency hospital protocol) and a gradual resumption of normal scheduled activities.

Therefore, the government has decided to introduce two changes, effective from Monday 14 March:

  • The application of the Pass Sanitaire will be suspended in ALL places (restaurants, bars, discotheques, cinemas, theatres, concert halls, stadiums, fairs and exhibitions, inter-regional transport, etc.) where it is currently required. The Pass Sanitaire (presentation of proof of vaccination, a negative test or a certificate of recovery) WILL however remain in force at the entrance to hospitals, retirement homes and establishments for disabled people, in order to protect the most fragile while the virus continues to circulate.
  • The wearing of masks, already lifted in outdoor areas and, since 28 February, in places subject to the Pass Sanitaire, will no longer be compulsory in ANY place, with the exception of ALL public transport, in which it will remain required until further notice. This means, among other things, that from Monday 14 March, masks will no longer be required in the workplace or in classrooms.

However, masks are still recommended for at-risk positive and contact cases, symptomatic people and health professionals.

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