Covid-19: what are the latest restrictions still in force?

If wearing a mask will no longer be compulsory from May 16, some obligations continue to apply.

One of the last restrictions linked to the Covid-19 epidemic in France will soon be lifted. Wearing a mask will no longer be compulsory in transport from Monday May 16, Olivier Véran, Minister of Solidarity and Health, announced on Wednesday. However, some obligations continue to apply.

Isolation for people who test positive

Isolation for at least a week in the event of a positive test or symptoms is still imposed. It is also mandatory to perform a PCR test to confirm a positive antigen test.

Mask and health pass in health establishments

The mask is always required in hospitals, pharmacies or medical biology laboratories. In addition, a health pass – to be distinguished from the vaccination pass, a negative test being sufficient – is necessary in health establishments. It may also be requested when crossing borders or when traveling to or from France.

Vaccination obligation for health personnel

Certain professions are still subject to compulsory vaccination. This is particularly the case for staff in health establishments and medico-social establishments, who must present an up-to-date booster vaccination schedule to be authorized to work.

In the event of refusal to be vaccinated, or to update their vaccination schedules, the staff concerned risk being laid off with suspension of salary.

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