Covid-19: are you contaminated or in contact? Work, school… we remind you of the rules to follow

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The rules to follow in schools or in your workplace have recently changed. With the increase in positive cases of Covid-19 for several days, many French people are once again wondering about the attitudes to adopt. A little reminder.

We thought it was on the decline, but Covid-19 is making a comeback across France. The number of new positive cases has exceeded 100,000 daily for several days and the virus reproduction rate has reached 1.3, according to the latest figures from Public Health France.

Are you positive or are you in contact? Has your child contracted the virus? What are the attitudes towards respect in your workplace or at school? The rules changed on March 21. the office details the rules to be observed.

At your workplace: for employees with confirmed cases

> When does the isolation period for confirmed cases begin?

The isolation period starts from the symptoms for symptomatic cases, from the positive sample for asymptomatic cases.

> How long should an employee with a confirmed case not come to their workplace?

Employees who have a complete vaccination schedule and the day must be isolated 7 full days.

After 5 daysIf the employee’s PCR or antigen test is negative and they are symptom-free for 48 hours, they can return to work. No new test should be performed after 7 days

For unvaccinated employee or who has a incomplete vaccination schedule, isolation is 10 full days. After 7 days, if the employee’s PCR or antigen test is negative and they are symptom-free for 48 hours, they can return to work. No new test should be performed after 10 days.

> Under what conditions can an employee with a confirmed case return to work?

Upon returning to their workplace, an employee who has tested positive for Covid-19 is strongly advised wear a mask indoors for 7 days.

At your workplace: for employee contact cases

Contact Case Persons must test at D+2 of the Contact Case Status Notification. From March 21, they no longer have to observe a period of isolation, regardless of their vaccination status. However, they must strictly respect barrier gestures, limit contact and telework as much as possible.

If the employee’s test result is positive, the employee must begin their isolation period (see above).

At school: for children with confirmed cases

> When does the isolation period for confirmed cases begin?

The isolation period starts from the symptoms for symptomatic cases, from the positive sample for asymptomatic cases.

> How long should a child with a confirmed case stay out of school?

the students under 12 years old vaccinated or not and the students of over 12 years vaccinated have to isolate 7 days. If a PCR or antigen test is negative in 5th daywithout symptoms for 48 hours, the child can return to school.

For students 12 years and older not vaccinated or without a complete vaccination schedule, isolation is 10 days. can end in 7th day if the result of the PCR or antigen test is negative.

> Under what conditions can a child with a confirmed case return to school?

Upon returning to school, children over the age of 6 who have tested positive for Covid-19 are strongly advised to wear a mask indoors at school during 7 days.

At school: in case of children contact

> When should you screen your child for contact?

A self-test should be performed 2 days after the last contact with a confirmed case, without self-isolation between D0 and D+2.

> If the self-test result is negative: The child must not be isolated and can remain in the face-to-face class.

> If the self-test result is positive: The child becomes a confirmed case. She must self-isolate for 7 days. At the end of the 5th day, if a PCR or antigen test is negative, without symptoms for 48 hours, the child can return to class.

Attention ! If the student in the contact case had Covid-19 for less than two monthscan continue to go to school without taking a test unless new symptoms appear.

Click here to read it the general health protocol dated March 15, 2022. Click here to read the National Education health protocol dated March 17, 2022.

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