Mandatory mask poster

END MANDATORY MASK. From Monday May 16, wearing a protective mask against Covid will no longer be compulsory in transport (metro, train, etc.) as well as in public places indoors in France. Even in Paris. And elsewhere ? In the plane ? Who should continue to wear it? Rules in effect.

[Mis à jour le 11 mai 2022 à 14h22] Wearing a protective mask against Covid is not no longer mandatory in France, indoors and outdoors. He will no longer be compulsory in public transport (in other words in trains, the metro, etc.) from Monday May 16, 2022, announced Olivier Véran, Minister of Health at the end of the Council of Ministers on Wednesday May 11, 2022. It nevertheless remains recommended. Wearing a mask remains compulsory in certain places such as health facilitiesmedical practices, places of care… On the other hand, the Ministry of Solidarity and Health recommend to continue to wear the maskespecially in closed places and large gatherings for people at risk to develop a severe form of Covid-19; the people symptomatic Where case contactsspecifies the government. Supermarket, school, pharmacy, hospital, restaurant, shopping centers… List of places with or without a mask.

In which places is the mask no longer compulsory?

The vaccination coverage of the French and the situation in the hospital make it possible to relax the rules in the face of Covid-19, explains the government in the press release where he confirms that wearing a mask is no longer compulsory from March 14, in France. But in what places?

Places where the mask is no longer mandatory
  • theaters,
  • concert halls,
  • sports halls,
  • game rooms,
  • libraries and documentation centers,
  • cinemas
  • bars and restaurants
  • fairs and trade shows
  • professional seminars
  • school (indoor and outdoor)
  • store, supermarket…
  • shopping centers
  • business
  • transport (from May 16)

In which places is the mask still compulsory?

Even after March 14, the mhelmet remains compulsory from 6 years old in the health and medico-social establishments as well as in places where healthcare professionals work (it is required for caregivers, patients and visitors). Specifically, as detailed in governmentyou must wear a mask in the following places:

  • nursing home
  • Healthcare establishments: hospital, clinic, etc.
  • pharmacies,
  • Medical biology laboratories
  • Medical offices,
  • Health Centers,
  • Multi-professional health centers,
  • Nursing offices,
  • Masso physiotherapy practices.

Should we wear a mask on planes?

In Europe, no. L’European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published, on May 11, 2022, an update of health security measures for air travel, “dropping the recommendation for the mandatory wearing of medical masks at airports and on board flights”. “Starting next week, (i.e. Monday, May 16, editor’s note) masks will no longer be mandatory when traveling by plane“, affirmed Patrick Ky, executive director of the EASA, in an official statement.

Do you have to wear a mask to go to the pharmacy?

Yes, since pharmacies are places of health, wearing a mask is always compulsory. This goes for the professionals who work there and for the customers.

Do you have to wear a mask in the analysis laboratory?

Yes, since medical biology laboratories are places of health, wearing a mask is always compulsory. This goes for the professionals who work there and for the customers.

Is wearing a mask compulsory in the workplace?

From March 14, wearing a mask is no longer compulsory in closed places and businesses are part of it. On this same date, the Covid protocol comes to a complete end also at work, announced Labor Minister Elisabeth Borne on Tuesday 8 March. Wearing a mask (in category 1 or surgical fabric) was made compulsory on September 1, 2020 everywhere in companies, whether public or private. However, wearing a mask remains recommended for the contact cases, and the symptomatic people and those at risk specify the Ministry of Economy.

Is wearing a mask compulsory at school?

Nope ! From March 14, the Wearing a mask is no longer compulsory indoors in schools, at all levels (primary, middle school, high school, university…). “The improvement in the health situation allows the lifting of the wearing of masks indoors for students and staff from Monday March 14” tweeted that day Ministry of Education. The mask was not already more mandatory outdoors since returning from winter vacation. As of March 14, 2022, the health protocol goes to level 1/green level for all schools and educational establishments in the national territory, confirms the ministry. This transition to level 1 involves in particular: the end of the obligation to limit mixing between groups of students ; the end of restrictions on the practice of physical and sporting activities; measures relating to hand washing, ventilation and surface disinfection are maintained. L’obligation to wear a mask indoors is also lifted, from March 14, for all staff consistent with changes in the general population. “However, staff who so wish can of course continue to wear the mask.”

► The Wearing a mask indoors is strongly recommended, from the age of 6, for at-risk contact persons during the 7 days after the occurrence of the confirmed case as well as for confirmed cases during the 7 days following their period of isolation.

► Finally, wearing a mask may be recommended on medical advice.

Should we wear a mask on school buses?

Wearing a mask will no longer be compulsory in transport, therefore also buses, from Monday May 16, 2022, announced Olivier Véran, Minister of Health at the end of the Council of Ministers on Wednesday May 11, 2022.

Do you have to wear the mask in stores?

Since March 14, the mask is no longer compulsory in indoor public places, including in stores: supermarkets, shopping centers, small businesses (bakery, hairdresser, etc.). Nevertheless, the Ministry of Health recommends that people at risk to develop a severe form of Covid-19; people symptomatic Where case contacts of continue to wear the mask in closed places and large gatherings.

Should I wear a mask outside? Outside ?

Wearing a mask is not no longer compulsory outside France since February 2, 2022.Nevertheless, respect everywhere, including outdoors, for barrier gestures is essential: respect for social distancing, regular hand washing, use of hydroalcoholic gel. When the respect for social distancing is not possible, outside, everyone is invited to wear a mask protection” underlines the Paris prefecture.

Is the mask compulsory in Paris?

Wearing a mask is no longer mandatory in the streets of Paris since February 2 2022. It is no longer compulsory either in closed places (museums, theatres, cinemas, marquees, monuments, lounges, fairs, fairgrounds, libraries, conservatories, swimming pools, gymnasiums, discotheques, bars, restaurants, etc.) and in the transports.

Is the mask compulsory in the restaurant?

Since March 14, the Wearing a mask is no longer compulsory in restaurants. Nevertheless, the Ministry of Health recommends that people at risk to develop a severe form of Covid-19; people symptomatic Where case contacts of continue to wear the mask in closed places and large gatherings.

Is wearing a mask compulsory on the train?

Wearing a mask will no longer be compulsory in transport, therefore in trains and TGV, from Monday May 16, 2022, announced Olivier Véran, Minister of Health at the end of the Council of Ministers on Wednesday May 11, 2022. mask is mandatory for all the users aged 6 and overas well as for staff in planes of certain companies such as Air France.

From what age is the mask compulsory?

In places requiring the wearing of a mask, wearing a mask is compulsory from the age of 6.

Mandatory mask wearing poster

Mandatory mask poster © Public health France

To know if you need a mask to enter a place, a logo (e.g. like the one on the right) or a poster are present at the entrance to the premises concerned. A sign “Here, wearing a mask is compulsory” is made available for a download on the website of the Government and the Ministry of Solidarity and Health. Each head of establishment must put it on the front of his establishment. The latter will aim to condition access to the establishment, only to people wearing a mask. This poster has not changed since 2020 and is still in effect in 2021.

What fine if you don’t wear the mask?

Not wearing a mask in a place where it is compulsory can be sanctioned with a 4th class fine which is defined by a fixed fine of 135 euros. But the amount of the fine varies from city to city.. Its amount is indicated when the prefectural decree is published.

Sources

End of the “vaccination pass” and the mandatory mask. Government. March 14, 2022.

National protocol to ensure the health and safety of company employees in the face of the Covid-19 epidemic. Version applicable on September 1, 2021

Wearing a “general public” mask is compulsory in closed places – FAQ from the website of the Ministry of Solidarity and Health.

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