Booster dose at 3 months, concerts, bars: the new measures announced by Jean Castex

No curfew, or postponed back to school, but Jean Castex announced new measures in France to fight against the epidemic and the circulation of the Omicron variant. Among them, measures for cafes, restaurants, concerts, cinemas. He also clarified somewhat the vaccination pass.

The health situation is worrying: on December 25, the threshold of 100,000 new cases was crossed in France, while that of 50,000 was crossed in early December. Contaminations therefore increase very rapidly. The executive held a defense council this Monday, November 27. This was aimed in particular at preparing the bill for a vaccination pass.

The incidence rate is over 700, ” the highest since the start of the crisis », Recalled Jean Castex. ” The level of hospitalization continues to increase, albeit at a moderate pace, but the situation remains tense. »

Jean Castex on December 27, 2021 // Source: YT/French Government

In summary

  • No curfew
  • The start of the school year is not postponed and students must go to school

During 3 weeks from January 3, 2022:

  • Wearing the “extended” mask in town centers
  • Standing concerts prohibited, gauges set up for gatherings
  • No eating in cinemas, theaters and long-distance transport
  • Obligation to consume sitting in arms and cafes
  • Compulsory teleworking for 3 days, 4 if possible, in companies where it is possible

Booster dose at 3 months

The Prime Minister has confirmed that tomorrow, Tuesday, December 28, it will suffice to 3 months after the second injection (or the date of the certificate of recovery) in order to benefit from the booster dose.

New restrictions for concerts and collective venues

As a result of the closure of nightclubs, new measures will apply from next Monday (January 3, 2022) and for 3 weeks :

  • Large gatherings limited to 2,000 people indoors, 5,000 people outdoors;
  • Standing concerts prohibited;
  • Consumption of prohibited foods and drinks in cinemas, theaters, public transport (including long distance), sports halls;
  • Consumption in bars and cafes should be done sitting down only, not standing up.

For the New Year, Jean Castex called to respect barrier gestures, to ventilate the rooms, to screen oneself beforehand. All greeting ceremonies scheduled for January 2022 will be canceled.

From the start of the school year, recourse to teleworking is made compulsory in all companies where it is possible, 3 days a week and 4 days when possible.

« The wearing of the mask will be extended and better respected in all city centers », Added Jean Castex. The mayors and prefects will be able to specify the application of this doctrine.

The curfew measures are ruled out. A defense council convened on January 5, 2022 will take stock. The start of the school year is not postponed.

The doctrine on the duration of segregation will evolve by the weekend, ” once the consultations with the scientific authorities have been completed », Clarified the Prime Minister. It will be a question of adapting the durations according to the variants, but also of placing less strain on the vaccinated persons.

Outline of the vaccine pass

As part of the transformation of the health pass into a vaccination pass, in places where the pass already applies – sports halls, museums, restaurants, etc. – you will have to justify being vaccinated to be able to enter. A negative screening test will no longer suffice. If the bill is passed, it will come into force on January 15, 2022.

Jean Castex added that stronger sanctions will be provided against the production of false health passes.

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