The main dispositions by the French government to fight the fifth wave of coronavirus.
Vaccination is open to children aged 5-11 years living in contact with immunocompromised people and those with severe diseases.
Vaccination booster is open to all persons aged 18 years and over from five months after the last injection or the last infection with Covid-19.
Persons 65 years of age and older and persons vaccinated with Janssen vaccine must show proof of a vaccine booster to have their “health pass” extended.
People aged 18-64 who had their last dose of vaccine before June 17 will need to have had their booster by January 15 for their “pass” not to be deactivated, as they will have passed the 5-month time frame to be eligible for the booster and the 8-week time frame to complete the booster by that date.
Only PCR and antigenic tests that are less than 24 hours old will be evidence of the “health pass”.
The wearing of a mask is mandatory indoors in all establishments open to the public.
Frequent ventilation of enclosed areas is more necessary than ever. It is recommended to air each room for 10 minutes every hour.
Level 3 health protocol in elementary school (mandatory wearing of masks in the playground and limitation of mixing in the canteen and high-intensity sports activities indoors).
The rule of closing the classroom for 7 days after the first positive case no longer applies in elementary school: students who test negative within 24 hours can continue to attend class.
Middle school students from the 6th grade on who have a complete vaccination schedule can continue to attend classes. Non-vaccinated students must attend classes at home during the isolation period.
Nightclubs are prohibited from welcoming the public until January 6, 2022 inclusive. This ban also applies to dancing activities in establishments open to the public, such as restaurants or bars, until the same date.
Limitation of festive gatherings in the private sphere.
Concerning outdoor events, for example Christmas markets: evolution of protocols, under the control of prefects, so that the consumption of food products is strictly controlled.
Introduction of 2 to 3 days of telecommuting per week when possible.
Limiting face-to-face meetings.
Postponement of greeting ceremonies, farewell parties, etc.
Any person aged 12 and over entering France must present a negative PCR or antigenic test less than 24 or 48 hours old, depending on the country of origin. The only exception is for people with a complete vaccination schedule who do not have to present a test when they arrive from a member state of the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, the Holy See or Switzerland.
In addition, in response to the spread of the Omicron variant, the classification of countries, defined on the basis of health indicators, has evolved, with the addition of a “scarlet red” country classification.
Official communiqué in French: Coronavirus, point de la situation