French youth will need to show proof of vaccination or recovery by Thursday so they can take part in some activities and go to public places. This comes at a time when the government is preparing to extend the controversial Quaid Health Pass by 2022.
Children between the ages of 12 and 17 will need to be taken to Covedic Health Pass so that they can do most of the activities in their daily lives. Although access to school is not mandatory, it will affect most sports and cultural sites.
Adults have already been ruled out since July 21.
A document containing a QR code in paper or digital version indicates that a person has either been fully vaccinated, has recovered from an infection in the last six months, or has evidence of a recent negative test. Is.
Eating at a restaurant, taking long distance trains, going to the cinema or pool all require a health pass.
Pass can be extended.
The duration of the health pass has not been decided yet. The original September 30 deadline has been pushed back to November 15.
A law is being drafted to extend the health pass until the summer of 2022, government spokesman Gabriel Atal said Wednesday.
“We need to be able to take steps to protect the French people for a few more months,” he said. “Obviously, I hope it doesn’t come to that.”
Until now, adolescents have been exempt from the rule of giving adults time to expedite the vaccination campaign. Adolescents were granted permission by European health authorities in June.
Two-thirds of people between the ages of 12 and 17 have been vaccinated, while 84 percent of the population over the age of 12 have been vaccinated.
The government introduced a vaccination system in high schools until early September, but it was slow to begin, with only 30,000 doses administered so far.
“Sometimes families have difficulty accepting vaccinations,” admitted Health Minister Oliver Veeran.
The issue of vaccinating children has been controversial, and is one of the main points of anger. Weekly protest group Which are against the mandatory nature of antivirals and health passes.
Last week, about 64,000 people across France expressed dissatisfaction with government measures, significantly less than the height of the August 7 movement, which, according to the Interior Ministry, had 237,000 people.
One reason is the lack of adequate scientific data on the harmful effects of vaccines, with some rare cases of serious pediatric cases occurring. Covid-19.
Because of this reluctance, the government has said that, unlike non-vaccinated adults, children can continue to benefit from free PCR tests. October 15.
According to Public health statisticsMore than 116,000 people have died in France due to Covid 19.