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Do I still need to wear a mask in pharmacies in France?

Wearing masks in shops has not been required since March 14, but they are still mandatory on public transport and in hospitals

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Masks have not been required in shops in France since March 14 this year Pic: Ttatty / Shutterstock

Reader question: I know that masks are not required in shops anymore, but they are in some medical establishments. What about pharmacies?

Masks have not been mandatory in shops since March 14, adding to a growing list of places where they are no longer necessary.

This includes restaurants, bars, cinemas, museums, etc. 

They are still required on public transport, retirement homes, hospitals and in medical clinics. 

For pharmacies, it is up to managers to decide. 

The official rules state: “For all premises accessible to patients, the obligation to wear a mask for persons aged six years or over may be imposed by those in charge.” 

It means that the rules may differ depending on which pharmacy you go to. 

France’s vaccine pass scheme also ended on March 14. 

However, a health pass is still required for scheduled hospital appointments, in retirement homes and in certain medical facilities accommodating people with disabilities. 

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