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Work and Covid-19: what are the rules?

Verified 29 novembre 2021 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

Specific provisions have been put in place due to the health crisis related to the Covid-19 pandemic. These provisions vary depending on whether you are a private or a public servant.

Employee

Depending on the organisation in your company and your duties, you telework and/or go to your workplace.

Your employer must apply national protocol to ensure the health and safety of employees in company [application/pdf - 1.3 MB] .

This protocol no longer requires the employer to set a minimum number of days of telework per week. It is now up to the employer to set the conditions for the use of telework.

Protective measures are issued by your employer by memorandum. They can be integrated into the rules and regulations of your company.

A Covid-19 reference is designated. In small companies, the referent can be the leader. The Covid-19 referent ensures the implementation of the defined measures and the information of the employees. Its identity and mission shall be communicated to all staff.

Depending on your activity, you must have one of the following documents:

  • A statement that you completed the full vaccination cycle . From 15 January 2022, the health pass of any person aged 18 to 64 will no longer be active if 3e Vaccine recall was not done within 7 months of previous injection.
  • Negative result of a Covid-19 test of up to 24 hours
  • Certificate of recovery from Covid-19 contamination issued upon presentation of a positive result to a RT-PCR or antigenic test conducted more than 11 days and less than 6 months previously. This certificate is only valid for a period of 6 months from the date of completion of the test.

These documents can be presented in paper or digital format, on the application « AllAntiCovid » or any other digital medium of your choice.

The activities concerned are:

  • Transport of persons
  • Cultural, sports, fun or festive activities
  • Commercial catering or beverage delivery (except collective catering, takeaway of prepared meals and professional road and rail catering)
  • Fairs, seminars and trade shows
  • Department stores and shopping centres (by decision of the prefect)

If your position is affected by the mandatory health pass, you are not in possession of one of these documents and you do not choose, in agreement with your employer, to leave, your employment contract is suspended. You're no longer paid. This suspension ends as soon as you present one of these 3 supporting documents.

If the suspension of your employment contract extends beyond 3 working days, your employer will call you for an interview to discuss with you the means to regularise your situation. The possibility of posting temporarily to a position not subject to the requirement to hold a health pass is discussed.

Health care professionals must be vaccinated against Covid-19, except for medical certificates of contraindication.

You are concerned if you work in one of the following establishments:

  • Private Health Facility
  • Health Centre
  • Health home
  • Mobile Care Centre and Team
  • Support mechanism for the coordination of health pathways
  • Tuberculosis Control Centre
  • Free centre for information, screening and diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections
  • Occupational Health Service
  • Establishment and social and medico-social service (Ehpad, home ofAse, etc.)
  • Housing
  • Residence-services for the elderly or disabled
  • Inclusive Habitat

You are also affected if you do any of the following:

  • Home Care Worker
  • Member of an approved civil security association
  • Ambulance
  • Service provider and distributor of medical devices
  • A health professional who practices as a liberal (including a psychologist, osteopath, chiropractor or psychotherapist)
  • Medical student

You must have one of the following 3 documents to continue working:

  • A statement that you completed the full vaccination cycle . From 15 January 2022, you will have to have received the 3e vaccine recall within 7 months of previous injection.
  • Certificate of recovery from Covid-19 contamination issued upon presentation of a positive result to a RT-PCR or antigenic test conducted more than 11 days and less than 6 months previously. This certificate is only valid for a period of 6 months from the date of completion of the test.
  • Medical Certificate of Vaccine Counterindication

If you work in a health, social or medical-social institution, you must provide your employer or work physician with proof of your situation.

If you are one of the other professionals involved in the vaccine obligation, these are the CPAM inform ARS your vaccination status.

If you do not have one of the required documents, your employer will inform you without delay of your prohibition and of the means to regularise your situation. With the agreement of your employer, you can take leave. Otherwise, your employment contract is suspended and you are no longer paid.

The contract suspension ends as soon as you provide one of the required documents.

The period of suspension of your employment contract is not considered an effective period of work for the calculation of your leave entitlements. It is not taken into account in the calculation of your seniority and the resulting rights.

During this suspension, you retain the benefit of the additional social protection guarantees you have subscribed to.

If you CDD, your contract expires on the scheduled date if it occurs during the suspension period.

You can be placed in unemployment if the following 3 conditions are met:

  • Your workstation can expose you to high viral densities
  • You cannot benefit from enhanced protection measures
  • Your attending physician will issue you an isolation certificate to your employer that confirms that you are in a medical situation of vulnerability.

You are in a medical situation of vulnerability if you are in one of the following situations:

  • Be 65 years and older
  • Have cardiovascular history (ATCD): complicated high blood pressure (with cardiac, renal and vasculocerebral complications), stroke or coronary artery disease, heart surgery, heart failure stage NYHA III or IV
  • Have unbalanced or complicated diabetes
  • Present a chronic respiratory condition that may be uncompensable during viral infection: broncho obstructive pulmonary disease, severe asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, sleep apnea syndrome, cystic fibrosis
  • Present chronic renal failure with dialysis
  • Being diagnosed with an evolutionary cancer under treatment (excluding hormone therapy)
  • Obesity (body mass index > 30 kgm2)
  • Have cirrhosis at stage B of Child Pugh's score at least
  • Have major sickle cell syndrome or a history of splenectomy
  • Be in 3rd trimester of pregnancy
  • Have motor neurone disease, severe myasthenia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, cerebral palsy, quadriplegia or hemiplegia, a primitive brain malignant tumour, progressive cerebellar disease or a rare disease
  • Have Down Syndrome 21

This is also the case if you have congenital or acquired immunosuppression:

  • Drug (anti-cancer chemotherapy, immunosuppressive treatment, biotherapy and/or immunosuppressive dose corticotherapy)
  • Uncontrolled or CD4 HIV infection < 200/mm3
  • Consecutive to a solid organ or hematopoietic stem cell transplant
  • Linked to malignant hemopathy being treated.

This is also the case if you are severely immunocompromised because you are in one of the following situations:

  • Receiving a transplant of hematopoietic organ or stem cells
  • Under lymphocytic chemotherapy
  • Be treated with strong immunosuppressive drugs, such as antimetabolites (cellcept, myfortic, mycophenolate mofetil, imurel, azathioprine) and AntiCD20 (rituximab: Mabthera, Rixathon, Truxima)
  • On a case-by-case basis, if you are under immunosuppressants of another class or have a primitive acquired immune deficiency
  • Be chronic dialysis, after your GP has given advice on the need for appropriate examinations

The enhanced protection measures that may justify partial unemployment are:

  • Isolation of the workstation, in particular by making available an individual office or, if this is not possible, by setting up your office to minimise the risk of exposure, in particular by adapting your schedules or by putting in place material protection
  • Respect, in the workplace and in any place frequented during your professional activity, of reinforced barrier gestures: improved hand hygiene, routine use of a surgical mask if physical distancing cannot be respected or in a closed environment, with the mask changing at least every 4 hours and before this time, if wet or wet
  • No or limited workstation sharing
  • Cleaning and disinfecting your workstation and surfaces that you touch at least at the beginning and at the end of the workstation, especially if this workstation is shared
  • Adapt arrival and departure times and any other business trips, taking into account the means of transport you use, to avoid busy times
  • Sufficient numbers of surgical-type masks are provided by your employer to cover commuting between home and work if you use public transportation.

If your employer feels that your partial unemployment claim is not justified because they feel that your position does not expose you to high viral densities, they refer it to the occupational physician.

The occupational physician will decide whether or not you are exposed to high viral densities and on the implementation of protective measures.

Pending the opinion of the occupational physician, you are placed in partial unemployment.

If you are notified by Health Insurance or have received notification from the application « AllAntiCovid » that you have been in contact with a person tested positive at Covid-19 (that is, if you are case-contact), you should follow the following guidelines depending on whether you are vaccinated, or, not vaccinated or immunocompromised (that is, if your immune system is not functioning well and you are therefore more vulnerable to infection):

You're vaccinated

If vaccination plan is complete And if you're not immunocompromised, you don't have to isolate yourself.

You must immediately perform a screening test (RT-PCR or antigenic test - TAG).

You should also follow these guidelines:

  • Notify people you met 48 hours after you met the person who was sick
  • Achieve a 2e screening test (RT-PCR, TAG) 7 days after the last contact with the patient or if you live with the patient, 17 days after the start date of the patient's symptoms (or the date of collection for patients without symptoms).

You are not vaccinated or immunocompromised

Your vaccination plan is incomplete if you are in one of the following situations:

  • You have not received any doses of vaccine
  • You did not complete the necessary reminders
  • If you were infected with Covid-19, you did not receive a dose after being infected or you did not receive a dose of 2e dose if you were infected after receiving a 1re dose

You are an immunocompromised person if you are in one of the following situations:

  • You have received a transplant of hematopoietic organ or stem cells
  • You're on lymphocytic chemotherapy
  • You are treated with strong immunosuppressive drugs, such as antimetabolites (cellcept, myfortic, mycophenolate mofetil, imurel, azathioprine) and AntiCD20 (rituximab: Mabthera, Rixathon, Truxima)
  • You are chronically dialyzed after having your doctor decide on the need for appropriate examinations
  • You have chronic lymphoid or certain types of lymphoma treated with antiCD20
  • On a case-by-case basis, if you are under immunosuppressants that do not fall into these categories or if you have a primitive immune deficiency

You must immediately perform a screening test (RT-PCR or antigenic test - TAG).

You must also inform the people you passed 48 hours after you met the person who was ill.

When you are isolated, in the absence of symptoms, if teleworking is not possible, you must register on the Health Insurance website.

Home Maintenance Declaration - Coronavirus (Health Insurance)

National Health Insurance Fund (Cnam)

Once you have completed the screening, you must log back in to the online service to indicate the date of the test and the location of the screening. Your work stoppage is not fully validated until the date of the test result is recorded.

Once the test result has been recorded, you can download a summary document to be delivered to your employer without delay.

During this shutdown, you receive a near-full replacement of your salary. Daily allowances and employer's allowance are paid to you without waiting period or conditions for the opening of the right.

If you live with the positive person at Covid-19

If your test is positive, you have to isolate yourself for 10 days. If the temperature is 10e day, you have to wait 48 hours after the fever has passed to complete your isolation.

If your test is negative, you must isolate yourself either 7 days from the date of the last at-risk contact with the positive person at Covid-19, if you can isolate yourself strictly from them, or 7 days after the end of the symptoms of the sick person, if you cannot isolate yourself from them, or 17 days after the start date of the signs (or the diagnostic sampling date for a patient without symptoms).

You need to make a 2e isolation test (7 days after the start of isolation or 17 days if it is impossible to isolate yourself from the patient).

If 2e test is negative, isolation can be lifted.

If 2e test is positive, you must remain isolated for 10 days. If the temperature is 10e day, you have to wait 48 hours after the fever has passed to complete your isolation.

If you don't live with the positive person at Covid-19

If your test is negative, you must respect a 7-day isolation.

If your test is positive, you have to isolate yourself for 10 days. If the temperature is 10e day, you have to wait 48 hours after the fever has passed to complete your isolation.

You need to make a 2e isolation test.

If 2e test is negative, isolation can be lifted.

If 2e test is positive, you must remain isolated for 10 days. If the temperature is 10e day, you have to wait 48 hours after the fever has passed to complete your isolation.

If you have made a trip (professional or personal) to the foreigner, the conditions of your return to France vary according to the health situation of the country in which you have stayed and your vaccination situation.

Countries are classified in 3 zones :

  • Green area: no active circulation of the virus is observed and no worrying variants are identified
  • Orange box: active circulation of the virus is observed in controlled proportions, without spreading any worrying variants
  • Red area: active circulation of the virus is observed with worrying variants.

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You come back from a country classified as a green zone

You can return to France without compelling reasons.

You must have one of the following documents:

  • A statement that you completed the full vaccination cycle
  • Negative result of a 72-hour maximum Covid-19 test
  • Certificate of recovery from Covid-19 contamination issued upon presentation of a positive result to a RT-PCR or antigenic test conducted more than 11 days and less than 6 months previously. This certificate is only valid for a period of 6 months from the date of completion of the test.

You must inform your employer of your return as soon as possible to set up telework if possible.

You come back from a country listed in orange

To return to France from a country classified in orange zone, you have to justify a compelling reason [application/pdf - 209.3 KB] .

If you are vaccinated, you must have proof of vaccination status:

  • A statement that you completed the full vaccination cycle
  • Or, if you were infected with Covid-19, proof that you received a 2e dose of another vaccine for at least 2 weeks).

Whether you are vaccinated or not, you must present a negative RT-PCR test of less than 72 hours or an antigenic test of less than 48 hours before departure. If you are not vaccinated, you must isolate yourself on arrival in France for 7 days.

You must inform your employer of your return as soon as possible to set up isolation and telework if possible.

If telework is not possible, you can have a work stoppage during the isolation period. The application is made by your employer.

At the end of the isolation period, you must perform a RT-PCR test. The isolation period can be extended by an additional 2 days pending the results.

If you have a positive test, you continue your isolation and are followed by Health Insurance. You can benefit from medical, material and psychological support (help with administrative procedures, help at home, meals, carrying of courses or medicines, access to electronic communications, psychological support).

This support includes a home visit by a Liberal nurse. This visit is supported 100%, within 24 hours of contact with the Health Insurance.

You come back from a country classified in red zone

To return to France from a country classified in red zone, you have to justify a compelling reason [application/pdf - 167.4 KB] , whether or not you are vaccinated.

You must also present a negative RT-PCR test of less than 72 hours and a negative antigenic test of less than 45 hours or a negative RT-PCR test of less than 36 hours and commit to an antigenic test upon arrival in France.

You must isolate yourself for 10 days from your arrival in France and carry out a RT-PCR test 9 days after your return.

You must inform your employer of your return as soon as possible to set up isolation and telework if possible.

If telework is not possible, you can have a work stoppage during the isolation period. The application is made by your employer.

At the end of the isolation period, you must perform a RT-PCR test. The isolation period can be extended by an additional 2 days pending the results.

If you have a positive test, you continue your isolation and are followed by Health Insurance. You can benefit from medical, material and psychological support (help with administrative procedures, help at home, meals, carrying of courses or medicines, access to electronic communications, psychological support).

This support includes a home visit by a Liberal nurse. This visit is supported 100%, within 24 hours of contact with the Health Insurance.

  FYI : special provisions are provided if you return to the city from a department of overseas or if you return from United Kingdom .

If you do not telework, you may be placed on partial unemployment in the following situations:

  • You are the parent of a child under the age of 16 whose custody is required due to the closure of the nursery, school or college
  • Your child under 16 is identified as case-contact a person infected with the virus
  • You are a parent of a disabled child who is subject to an isolation, eviction or home support measure.

Only 1 parent can benefit from partial unemployment.

This compensation is granted on condition that the 2 parents are not able to telework and on presentation of proof of the closure of the class or of the child's case-contact or of the measure of isolation of the disabled child.

If neither parent can be placed on partial unemployment, one of the parents is placed in a work stoppage. You must register on the Health Insurance website.

The daily allowances and the employer supplement are then paid to you, without waiting period or conditions for the opening of the right, until your child returns to nursery school or college.

Home Maintenance Declaration - Coronavirus (Health Insurance)

National Health Insurance Fund (Cnam)

If you have symptoms of Covid-19 infection, you should isolate yourself immediately.

If telework is not possible, you must register on the Health Insurance or Health Insurance website MSA. You must commit to an antigenic test or RT-PCR within 2 days of your return.

This allows you to benefit from a work stoppage and a quasi-full replacement of your salary during this stoppage. Daily allowances and employer's allowance are paid to you without waiting period or conditions for the opening of the right.

Home Maintenance Declaration - Coronavirus (Health Insurance)

National Health Insurance Fund (Cnam)

Once you have completed your return, you can download a receipt of your segregation application to justify your absence to your employer.

  Please note : a unique file number is also issued to you. This number is necessary for the further process: you have to write it down and keep it.

Once you have completed the screening, you must log back in to the online service to indicate the date of the test and the location of the screening. Your work stoppage is not fully validated until the date of the test result is recorded.

Once the test result has been recorded, you can download a summary document to be delivered to your employer without delay.

Test negative

You must respect a 7 day isolation.

Positive test

You must remain isolated 10 days from the positive test in the absence of symptoms or 10 days from the 1ers symptoms.

If the temperature is 10e day, you have to wait 48 hours after the fever has passed to complete your isolation.

  Please note : if you tested positive without having been in a work stoppage for 4 days, the contact tracing will issue you an initial 10-day shutdown.

If you have performed an antigenic or RT-PCR test for Covid-19 contamination or self-test that has been positive, you should isolate yourself immediately.

If telework is not possible, you must register on the Health Insurance or Health Insurance website MSA.

If you have completed a self-test, you must commit to an antigenic test or RT-PCR within 2 days of your return.

This allows you to benefit from a work stoppage and a quasi-full replacement of your salary during this stoppage. Daily allowances and employer's allowance are paid to you without waiting period or conditions for the opening of the right.

Home Maintenance Declaration - Coronavirus (Health Insurance)

National Health Insurance Fund (Cnam)

Once you have completed your return, you can download a receipt of your segregation application to justify your absence to your employer.

If you have performed an antigenic or RT-PCR test after a self-test, you must log back in to the online service once the test has been completed to indicate the date of the test and the location of the test. Your work stoppage is not fully validated until the date of the test result is recorded.

Once the test result has been recorded, you can download a summary document to be delivered to your employer without delay.

You must remain isolated 10 days from the positive test without symptoms or 10 days from 1ers symptoms.

If the temperature is 10e day, you have to wait 48 hours after the fever has passed to complete your isolation.

Public Officer

If your functions allow, you telework at least 2 days a week.

If telework is not possible, you can go to your workplace.

Your administration must implement the measures set out in national protocol to ensure the health and safety of employees in company [application/pdf - 1.3 MB] .

Protective measures are issued by your administration via a memorandum.

A Covid-19 reference is designated. It shall ensure that the measures defined are implemented and that officers are informed.

Depending on your activity, you will need one of the following documents:

  • A statement that you completed the full vaccination cycle . From 15 January 2022, the health pass of any person aged 18 to 64 will no longer be active if 3e Vaccine recall was not done within 7 months of previous injection.
  • Negative result of a Covid-19 test of up to 24 hours
  • Certificate of recovery from Covid-19 contamination issued upon presentation of a positive result to a RT-PCR or antigenic test conducted more than 11 days and less than 6 months previously. This certificate is only valid for a period of 6 months from the date of completion of the test.

These documents can be presented in paper or digital format, on the application « AllAntiCovid » or any other digital medium of your choice.

The activities concerned are:

  • Transport of persons
  • Cultural, sports, fun or festive activities
  • Commercial catering or drinks (except catering, take-away of prepared meals)
  • Health, Social and Medico-Social Services and Facilities

If your position is affected by the health pass obligation, you are not in possession of any of these documents and you do not choose, in agreement with your administration, to leave, you are suspended from duty. You're no longer paid. This suspension ends as soon as you present one of these 3 supporting documents.

If your suspension of duties extends beyond 3 working days, your administration will call you to an interview to discuss with you the means to regularise your situation. The possibility of posting temporarily to a position not subject to the requirement to hold a health pass is discussed.

Health care professionals must be vaccinated against Covid-19, except for medical certificates of contraindication.

You are concerned if you work in one of the following establishments:

  • Public Health Facility (and Army Hospital)
  • Health Centre
  • Health home
  • Mobile Care Centre and Team
  • Medical Centre and Armed Forces Health Service Mobile Care Team
  • Support mechanism for the coordination of health pathways
  • Tuberculosis Control Centre
  • Free centre for information, screening and diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections
  • University Health Service
  • Occupational Health Service
  • Establishment and social and medico-social service (Ehpad,Ase, etc.)
  • Housing
  • Residence-services for the elderly or disabled
  • Inclusive Habitat

You are also affected if you do any of the following:

  • Home Care Worker
  • Fire brigade and fire brigade, pilot and flight crew of civil security, military of civil security units.

You must have one of the following 3 documents to continue working:

  • A statement that you completed the full vaccination cycle . From 15 January 2022, you will have to have received the 3e vaccine recall within 7 months of previous injection.
  • Certificate of recovery from Covid-19 contamination issued upon presentation of a positive result to a RT-PCR or antigenic test conducted more than 11 days and less than 6 months previously. This certificate is only valid for a period of 6 months from the date of completion of the test.
  • Medical Certificate of Vaccine Counterindication

You must give your employer or your occupational physician proof of your situation.

If you do not have one of the required documents, your employer will inform you without delay of your prohibition and of the means to regularise your situation. With the agreement of your employer, you can take leave. Otherwise, your employment contract is suspended and you are no longer paid.

The contract suspension ends as soon as you provide one of the required documents.

The period of suspension of your employment contract is not considered an effective period of work for the calculation of your leave entitlements. It is not taken into account in the calculation of your seniority and the resulting rights.

During this suspension, you retain the benefit of the additional social protection guarantees you have subscribed to.

If you CDD, your contract expires on the scheduled date if it occurs during the suspension period.

You can be placed under Special Leave (Asa) if the following 3 conditions are met:

  • Your workstation can expose you to high viral densities
  • You cannot benefit from enhanced protection measures
  • Your attending physician will issue you an isolation certificate to your employer that confirms that you are in a medical situation of vulnerability.

You are in a medical situation of vulnerability if you are in one of the following situations:

  • Be 65 years and older
  • Have cardiovascular history (ATCD): complicated high blood pressure (with cardiac, renal and vasculocerebral complications), stroke or coronary artery disease, heart surgery, heart failure stage NYHA III or IV
  • Have unbalanced or complicated diabetes
  • Present a chronic respiratory condition that may be uncompensable during viral infection: broncho obstructive pulmonary disease, severe asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, sleep apnea syndrome, cystic fibrosis
  • Present chronic renal failure with dialysis
  • Being diagnosed with an evolutionary cancer under treatment (excluding hormone therapy)
  • Obesity (body mass index > 30 kgm2)
  • Have cirrhosis at stage B of Child Pugh's score at least
  • Have major sickle cell syndrome or a history of splenectomy
  • Be in 3rd trimester of pregnancy
  • Have motor neurone disease, severe myasthenia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, cerebral palsy, quadriplegia or hemiplegia, a primitive brain malignant tumour, progressive cerebellar disease or a rare disease
  • Have Down Syndrome 21

This is also the case if you have congenital or acquired immunosuppression:

  • Drug (anti-cancer chemotherapy, immunosuppressive treatment, biotherapy and/or immunosuppressive dose corticotherapy)
  • Uncontrolled or CD4 HIV infection < 200/mm3
  • Consecutive to a solid organ or hematopoietic stem cell transplant
  • Linked to malignant hemopathy being treated.

This is also the case if you are severely immunocompromised because you are in one of the following situations:

  • Receiving a transplant of hematopoietic organ or stem cells
  • Under lymphocytic chemotherapy
  • Be treated with strong immunosuppressive drugs, such as antimetabolites (cellcept, myfortic, mycophenolate mofetil, imurel, azathioprine) and AntiCD20 (rituximab: Mabthera, Rixathon, Truxima)
  • On a case-by-case basis, if you are under immunosuppressants of another class or have a primitive acquired immune deficiency
  • Be chronic dialysis, after your GP has given advice on the need for appropriate examinations

The enhanced protection measures that may justify your Special Leave of Absence (Asa) are:

  • Isolation of the workstation, in particular by making available an individual office or, if this is not possible, by setting up your office to minimise the risk of exposure, in particular by adapting your schedules or by putting in place material protection
  • Respect, in the workplace and in any place frequented during your professional activity, of reinforced barrier gestures: improved hand hygiene, routine use of a surgical mask if physical distancing cannot be respected or in a closed environment, with the mask changing at least every 4 hours and before this time, if wet or wet
  • No or limited workstation sharing
  • Cleaning and disinfecting your workstation and surfaces that you touch at least at the beginning and at the end of the workstation, especially if this workstation is shared
  • Adapt arrival and departure times and any other business trips, taking into account the means of transport you use, to avoid busy times
  • Sufficient numbers of surgical-type masks are provided by your employer to cover commuting between home and work if you use public transportation.

If your employer feels that your request for a special leave of absence is not justified because it considers that your position does not expose you to high viral densities, it will refer the matter to the occupational physician.

The occupational physician will decide whether or not you are exposed to high viral densities and on the implementation of protective measures.

Pending the opinion of the occupational physician, you are placed under special leave of absence (Asa).

If you are notified by Health Insurance or have received notification from the application « AllAntiCovid » that you have been in contact with a person tested positive at Covid-19 (that is, if you are case-contact), you should follow the following guidelines depending on whether you are vaccinated, or, not vaccinated or immunocompromised (that is, if your immune system is not functioning well and you are therefore more vulnerable to infection):

You're vaccinated

If vaccination plan is complete And if you're not immunocompromised, you don't have to isolate yourself.

You must immediately perform a screening test (RT-PCR or antigenic test - TAG).

You should also follow these guidelines:

  • Notify people you met 48 hours after you met the person who was sick
  • Achieve a 2e screening test (RT-PCR, TAG) 7 days after the last contact with the patient or if you live with the patient, 17 days after the start date of the patient's symptoms (or the date of collection for patients without symptoms).

You are not vaccinated or immunocompromised

Your vaccination plan is incomplete if you are in one of the following situations:

  • You have not received any doses of vaccine
  • You did not complete the necessary reminders
  • If you were infected with Covid-1, you did not receive a dose after being infected or you did not receive a dose of 2e dose if you were infected after receiving a 1re dose

You are an immunocompromised person if you are in one of the following situations:

  • You have received a transplant of hematopoietic organ or stem cells
  • You're on lymphocytic chemotherapy
  • You are treated with strong immunosuppressive drugs, such as antimetabolites (cellcept, myfortic, mycophenolate mofetil, imurel, azathioprine) and AntiCD20 (rituximab: Mabthera, Rixathon, Truxima)
  • You are chronically dialyzed after having your doctor decide on the need for appropriate examinations
  • You have chronic lymphoid or certain types of lymphoma treated with antiCD20
  • On a case-by-case basis, if you are under immunosuppressants that do not fall into these categories or if you have a primitive immune deficiency

You must immediately perform a screening, RT-PCR or antigenic test.

You must also inform the people you passed 48 hours after you met the person who was ill.

When you are isolated, in the absence of symptoms, if teleworking is not possible, you must register on the Health Insurance website.

Home Maintenance Declaration - Coronavirus (Health Insurance)

National Health Insurance Fund (Cnam)

Once you have completed the screening, you must log back in to the online service to indicate the date of the test and the location of the screening. Your work stoppage is not fully validated until the date of the test result is recorded.

Once the test result has been recorded, you can download a summary document to be delivered to your employer without delay.

During this shutdown, you are placed in paid Special Leave (Asa).

If you live with the positive person at Covid-19

If your test is positive, you have to isolate yourself for 10 days. If the temperature is 10e day, you have to wait 48 hours after the fever has passed to complete your isolation.

If your test is negative, you must isolate yourself either 7 days from the date of the last at-risk contact with the positive person at Covid-19, if you can isolate yourself strictly from them, or 7 days after the end of the symptoms of the sick person, if you cannot isolate yourself from them, or 17 days after the start date of the signs (or the diagnostic sampling date for a patient without symptoms).

You need to make a 2e isolation test (7 days after the start of isolation or 17 days if it is impossible to isolate yourself from the patient).

If 2e test is negative, isolation can be lifted.

If 2e test is positive, you must remain isolated for 10 days. If the temperature is 10e day, you have to wait 48 hours after the fever has passed to complete your isolation.

If you don't live with the positive person at Covid-19

If your test is negative, you must respect a 7-day isolation.

If your test is positive, you have to isolate yourself for 10 days. If the temperature is 10e day, you have to wait 48 hours after the fever has passed to complete your isolation.

You need to make a 2e isolation test.

If 2e test is negative, isolation can be lifted.

If 2e test is positive, you must remain isolated for 10 days. If the temperature is 10e day, you have to wait 48 hours after the fever has passed to complete your isolation.

If you have made a trip (professional or personal) to the foreigner, the conditions of your return to France vary according to the health situation of the country in which you have stayed and your vaccination situation.

Countries are classified in 3 zones :

  • Green area: no active circulation of the virus is observed and no worrying variants are identified
  • Orange box: active circulation of the virus is observed in controlled proportions, without spreading any worrying variants
  • Red area: active circulation of the virus is observed with worrying variants.

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You come back from a country classified as a green zone

You can return to France without compelling reasons.

You must have one of the following documents:

  • A statement that you completed the full vaccination cycle
  • Negative result of a 72-hour maximum Covid-19 test
  • Certificate of recovery from Covid-19 contamination issued upon presentation of a positive result to a RT-PCR or antigenic test conducted more than 11 days and less than 6 months previously. This certificate is only valid for a period of 6 months from the date of completion of the test.

You must inform your employer of your return as soon as possible to set up telework if possible.

You come back from a country listed in orange

To return to France from a country classified in orange zone, you have to justify a compelling reason [application/pdf - 209.3 KB]

If you are vaccinated, you must have proof of vaccination status:

  • A statement that you completed the full vaccination cycle
  • Or, if you were infected with Covid-19, proof that you received a 2e dose of another vaccine for at least 2 weeks).

Whether you are vaccinated or not, you must present a negative RT-PCR test of less than 72 hours or an antigenic test of less than 48 hours before departure.

If you are not vaccinated, you must isolate yourself on arrival in France for 7 days.

You must inform your employer of your return as soon as possible to set up isolation and telework if possible.

If teleworking is not possible, you are placed under special leave of absence.

At the end of the isolation period, you must perform a RT-PCR test. The isolation period can be extended by an additional 2 days pending the results.

If you have a positive test, you continue your isolation and are followed by Health Insurance. You can benefit from medical, material and psychological support (help with administrative procedures, help at home, meals, carrying of courses or medicines, access to electronic communications, psychological support).

This support includes a home visit by a Liberal nurse. This visit is supported 100%, within 24 hours of contact with the Health Insurance.

You come back from a country classified in red zone

To return to France from a country classified in red zone, you have to justify a compelling reason [application/pdf - 167.4 KB] , whether or not you are vaccinated.

You must also present a negative RT-PCR test of less than 72 hours and a negative antigenic test of less than 45 hours or a negative RT-PCR test of less than 36 hours and commit to an antigenic test upon arrival in France.

You must isolate yourself for 10 days from your arrival in France and carry out a RT-PCR test 9 days after your return.

You must inform your employer of your return as soon as possible to set up isolation and telework if possible.

If telework is not possible, you can have a work stoppage during the isolation period. The application is made by your employer.

At the end of the isolation period, you must perform a RT-PCR test. The isolation period can be extended by an additional 2 days pending the results.

If you have a positive test, you continue your isolation and are followed by Health Insurance. You can benefit from medical, material and psychological support (help with administrative procedures, help at home, meals, carrying of courses or medicines, access to electronic communications, psychological support).

This support includes a home visit by a Liberal nurse. This visit is supported 100%, within 24 hours of contact with the Health Insurance.

  FYI : special provisions are provided if you return to the city from a department of overseas or if you return from United Kingdom .

You are a civil servant

If you do not telework, you may be placed under a Special Leave of Absence (Asa) if you are a parent of a child under 16 years of age whose custody is required due to the closure of the nursery, school or college.

You can also be placed in Asa if your child is identified as case-contact a person infected with the virus.

Only 1 parent can be placed in Asa.

Placement in Asa is granted on condition that the 2 parents cannot telework and on presentation of a proof of closure of the class or the child's case-contact situation.

You're contractual

If you do not telework, you can be put in a work stoppage in the following situations:

  • You are the parent of a child under the age of 16 whose custody is required due to the closure of the nursery, school or college
  • Your child under 16 is identified as case-contact a person infected with the virus
  • You are a parent of a disabled child who is subject to an isolation, eviction or home support measure.

You must register on the Health Insurance website.

Only 1 parent can have a work stoppage.

This work stoppage is granted on condition that the 2 parents cannot telework and on presentation of a proof of the closure of the class or of the child's case-contact or of the measure of isolation of the disabled child.

Daily allowances are paid to you without waiting period or conditions for the opening of the right, until your child returns to nursery school or college.

Home Maintenance Declaration - Coronavirus (Health Insurance)

National Health Insurance Fund (Cnam)

If you have symptoms of Covid-19 infection, you should isolate yourself immediately.

If telework is not possible, you must register on the Health Insurance or Health Insurance website MSA. You must commit to an antigenic test or RT-PCR within 2 days of your return.

You are placed in a special absence permit (Asa) from the day of your declaration until the result of your test is obtained.

Home Maintenance Declaration - Coronavirus (Health Insurance)

National Health Insurance Fund (Cnam)

After you complete your return, you can download a receipt of your isolation request to justify your absence to your administration.

  Please note : a unique file number is also issued to you. This number is necessary for the further process: you have to write it down and keep it.

Once you have completed the screening, you must log back in to the online service to indicate the date of the test and the location of the screening. Your work stoppage is not fully validated until the date of the test result is recorded.

Once the test result is saved, you can download a summary document to be delivered to your administration without delay.

Test negative

You must respect a 7 day isolation.

Positive test

You must remain isolated 10 days from the positive test in the absence of symptoms or 10 days from the 1ers symptoms.

If the temperature is 10e day, you have to wait 48 hours after the fever has passed to complete your isolation.

  Reminder : in the hospital public service, medical, pharmaceutical and dental staff have a special plan.

If you have performed an antigenic or RT-PCR test for Covid-19 contamination or self-test that has been positive, you should isolate yourself immediately.

If telework is not possible, you must register on the Health Insurance or Health Insurance website MSA.

If you have completed a self-test, you must commit to an antigenic test or RT-PCR within 2 days of your return.

You are placed in a Special Leave of Absence (Asa) on the day of your return.

Home Maintenance Declaration - Coronavirus (Health Insurance)

National Health Insurance Fund (Cnam)

After you complete your return, you can download a receipt of your isolation request to justify your absence to your administration.

If you have performed an antigenic or RT-PCR test after a self-test, you must log back in to the online service once the test has been completed to indicate the date of the test and the location of the test. Your work stoppage is not fully validated until the date of the test result is recorded.

Once the test result is saved, you can download a summary document to be delivered to your administration without delay.

You must remain isolated 10 days from the positive test without symptoms or 10 days from 1ers symptoms.

If the temperature is 10e day, you have to wait 48 hours after the fever has passed to complete your isolation.

  Reminder : in the hospital public service, medical, pharmaceutical and dental staff have a special plan.