Since December 27, 2021, new provisions in the fight against the Omicron variant have been put in place.
Here is a short summary to help you find your way around:
It is now possible to get a 3rd dose of vaccine THREE MONTHS after the second dose or after a covid infection (instead of four months).
A vaccine pass is expected to be implemented from January 15. It would then be compulsory to have 3 doses of vaccine to enter restaurants, bars, cinemas, cultural or sports places.
NO MORE NEED FOR A PCR TEST
Save time! Since recently, you no longer need to confirm your positive antigenic test by a PCR test.
If you were planning to party, you’re out of luck. Night clubs will remain closed until January 23, 2022. Bars will remain open for the time being, but don’t even think about getting up: dancing in bars is now prohibited, as is drinking while standing. You will remain seated, despite your health pass.
SALES AND CONSUMPTION PROHIBITED
Cultural spaces (cinemas, theaters…) will no longer be able to spoil you in terms of drinks and food.
Similarly, if you plan to travel in France by TGV, you will not find food in the bar-cars either. Keep in mind that it is now forbidden to eat or drink on the train, especially on long distance journeys.
If you are an employee, and when possible, you are now obliged to switch to remote working at least 3 days a week.
IF YOU ARE POSITIVE
It all depends on your vaccination status.
If you have a complete vaccination schedule (3 doses), you must :
* Self isolate for 7 full days after the onset of symptoms or as soon as a positive test is obtained.
* Test on the 5th day. If you are negative and have been symptom free for 48 hours, you are free! If not, wait until the 7th day.
If you are not vaccinated or are missing a few doses, the procedure is the same, but the number of days increases. You must:
* Self isolate for 10 full days after symptoms start or as soon as you get a positive test.
* Do a test on the 7th day. If you test negative and have been symptom free for 48 hours, you can go out! If not, stay home until the 10th day.
IF YOU ARE A CONTACT CASE
For those who have been vaccinated, no isolation is required.
You just have to do a test as soon as possible. If it is negative, you will have to do auto-tests on the 2nd and 4th day. If it is positive, you know what you have to do…
For the non-vaccinated people, it is absolutely necessary to proceed with a 7-day isolation, and to have a negative test on the 7th day.
Congratulations, you now know everything about the COVID situation in France!