By Caroline J. Posted on November 26, 2021 at 9:16 a.m.
Following Olivier Véran’s press conference on Thursday, November 25, new health measures will be implemented in the country in order to stem this 5th epidemic wave. Opening of the 3rd dose to all adults aged 18 and over, reduced validity of PCR tests, mandatory indoor masks … here is the schedule for these new measures decided by the government.
As the end of the year holidays are fast approaching, Olivier Véran announced a series of new sanitary measures which must come into force in the coming days. Goal ? Curb the spread of covid-19 and stem the 5th epidemic wave in the country. Of the extension of the vaccination booster to 18 years and over on return from mask required indoors through the validity of PCR tests reduced to 24 hours… here is the timing of these new measures taken by the executive.
Friday November 26, 2021: return of the mask mandatory indoors
Due to the sharp rise in contamination linked to covid-19, the government has decided to re-impose the mask all over indoors, in places open to the public. A decree must be published to this effect this Friday, November 26, 2021. During his press conference, Olivier Véran clarified that this return of the mask required indoors will be done even in places where the health pass applies.
Covid: mask again mandatory indoors in places open to the public
Due to the spread of covid-19 in the country, the government is implementing new measures. During a press conference organized this Thursday, November 25, the Minister of Health Olivier Véran announced the return of the compulsory mask indoors in places open to the public, even subject to the health pass. [Lire la suite]
In addition, the prefects may decide to extend this obligation to wear a mask on markets or even flea markets.
Saturday, November 27, 2021: opening of the vaccination booster to all adults aged 18 and over
As of this Saturday, all French people aged 18 and over will be eligible for the third dose of vaccine against covid-19. Until now, only those over 65, people with co-morbidities and healthcare professionals were allowed to receive their covid-19 vaccine booster.
Covid and third dose: vaccine booster open to all adults aged 18 and over as of this Saturday
Olivier Véran held a press conference this Thursday, November 25 to clarify the measures decided by the government to stem the 5th wave. Among the measures taken, that of opening the third dose of vaccine against covid-19 to all adults aged 18 and over from this Saturday, November 27. [Lire la suite]
Since the conferenceOlivier Véran on November 25 and the announcement of these new measures, Doctolib recorded 1.2 million appointments made in just 24 hours!
Monday, November 29, 2021: validity of PCR tests reduced
As of November 29, the validity period of PCR tests will be reduced. It goes from 72 to 24 hours, forcing unvaccinated people to get tested more often.
Coronavirus: the validity of PCR tests reduced to 24 hours
Olivier Véran confirmed, on November 25, 2021, that the validity of screening tests would be reduced: it goes from 72 to 24 hours, from Monday, November 29, 2021. [Lire la suite]
Wednesday, December 15, 2021: health pass deactivated for those over 65 who have not received their booster dose
Please note, from December 15, 2021, the health pass for over 65s “ will no longer be active if the booster has not been given within seven months of infection or after the last injection “, asserted Olivier Véran November 25.
Covid: the third mandatory dose to keep the health pass after December 15
Emmanuel Macron announced this Tuesday, November 9, 2021, that the third dose would be mandatory for vulnerable people, aged 65 and over, if they want to keep their health pass after December 15, 2021. [Lire la suite]
Saturday January 15, 2022: health pass deactivated for all adults who have not received their booster dose
Because adults 18 and over are eligible for the vaccine booster starting November 27, they have until January 15 to take their 3rd dose. After that, their health pass will no longer be active. ” As of January 15, the health pass for all French people between the ages of 18 and 65 will no longer be active. Those affected will have 2 months to take their third dose. You will have between the 5th and the 7th month after your second injection to do your booster », Insisted Olivier Véran this Thursday.
Coronavirus – health pass: what are the new conditions for accessing it?
The Minister of Health Olivier Véran announced that the health pass would now be conditioned on the booster dose, for people vaccinated, and on the second dose received for those whose vaccination schedule is in progress. The French have until January 15 to complete their vaccination schedule, if their last dose is at least five months old. [Lire la suite]
Beginning of 2022: vaccination of children under 12?
As confirmed Olivier Véran, the vaccination of children aged 5 to 11 will not be done ” before the start of 2022 “. “ I go to the ethics board, then I go to the HAS. In any case, this vaccination would not start before the beginning of 2022 »He said this Thursday.
Vaccination of children under 12: not “before the start of 2022”, says Olivier Véran
While the covid-19 epidemic is on the rise in France, the Minister of Health Olivier Véran declares that the vaccination of children under 12 will not be done “before the beginning of 2022”. [Lire la suite]