Calendar: When do France’s new Covid rules to fight fifth wave begin?

The French Prime Minister announced new measures yesterday to combat rising cases of coronavirus. Check our calendar to see what the rules are and when they change

7 December 2021

New Covid rules are coming into force this week after Prime Minister Jean Castex announced a set of measures to combat the fifth wave of Covid Pic: Frederic Legrand - COMEO / Shutterstock

New Covid rules are coming into force this week after Prime Minister Jean Castex announced a set of measures to combat the fifth wave of Covid, as 25 cases of the Omicron variant are confirmed in mainland France. 

At a press conference on Monday, December 6, the prime minister outlined a set of new measures including booster doses for over 65s without an appointment, a four-week closure of nightclubs, and the enforcement of stricter protocols in schools.

Read more: France announces six new Covid measures in bid to combat fifth wave

View the calendar below to see the new rules, and from when they will be in place.

25 new cases of the Omicron variant confirmed in France 

As of December 6, 25 new cases of the Omicron variant have now been identified in mainland France. Daily cases of Covid have also passed the 50,000 threshold.

At Monday’s press conference, Health Minister Olivier Véran said: “There are more than 400 confirmed cases in Europe at this stage, so it is estimated that there are probably several thousand cases in circulation that are in the process of being diagnosed.”

Mr Véran said that the new measures were designed to be effective without needing to call on “disproportionate” measures such as a new lockdown.

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