Covid-19: What are the steps if you are in contact?
Verified 01 February 2023 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)
You were in contact with a person who has just tested positive to the COVID-19. ? We're giving you the recommendations to follow.
You don't have to isolate yourself.
However, it is recommended that:
- to respect the gestures
- and avoid contact with fragile persons.
Since 1er february 2023, if you have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, you are no longer required to do a screening test (self-test, RT-PCR or antigen test) after 2 days.
However, the screening test is recommended, especially if you notice symptoms (headache, temperature, etc.).
If your test result is COVID-19 positive, it is recommended isolate yourself and your loved ones. Since 1er February 2023, the service managed by the Health Insurance, which was used to notify people with whom you had been in contact, is no longer active.
Who can help me?
Find who can answer your questions in your region
- Covid-19 Information Number
Available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
0800 130 000
- Order of 1 June 2021 laying down the general measures necessary to manage the exit from the health crisis
- Decree No. 2022-1097 of 30 July 2022 on the monitoring and health security measures maintained in the fight against COVID-19
- Law n°2022-1089 of 30 July 2022 ending the emergency regimes created to fight the COVID-19 epidemic
- LAW No. 2022-1616 of 23 December 2022 on financing social security for 2023
- Covid-19: What are the steps if you are positive?Service-Public.fr
- Covid-19 InformationGovernment.fr
- Contact case: testing and health instructionsNational Health Insurance Fund (Cnam)
- Covid-19: Rules of isolation - FAQMinistry of Health