Monday will be the end of the indoor mask (except in transport) and the vaccination pass (except in places of care) in metropolitan France.
This is the last step in the gradual lifting of restrictions linked to Covid-19.
If some French people consider this decision premature, others welcome the return of smiles with joy, and for some the reunion with restaurants, cinemas and other outings.
Dance of joy and tears of emotion to sign the end of life under a bell during the Covid-19 period?
Monday morning, parents will be able to drop their children off at school without a mask and discover the smile of the teacher, the cashier, the waitress... Indeed, this March 14th is the lifting of a very large part of the latest restrictions, in particular the end of the vaccination pass and the indoor mask.
Only in metropolitan France.
A major detail that Stéphane, 50, reminded us of, one of the many Internet users who responded to our call for testimonials.
"For me, unfortunately, Monday, nothing will change... Two years of deprivation that will continue for who knows how long," said this resident of Reunion.
Where since the end of February, the curfew and other measures to curb the epidemic have been lifted.
But where it will probably be necessary to wait until April to turn the page on restrictions.
As in the other overseas territories.
“No more being in their own bubble, it was time!
But in mainland France, therefore, this Monday will rise under the sign of liberation.
“So happy to be able to see the faces of other people!, rejoices in advance Angélique, 29 years old.
No more depression, communication will be required again, no more being each in his bubble, it was time!
For the occasion, Delphine, a 30-year-old dance teacher, imagines a moment to sign the end of this parenthesis.
“I can't wait to see everyone's smiles and feel the collective excitement and relief!
Maybe I'll suggest to my students that we launch all our masks together... Little symbolic moment to refine by next week.
We will all still have to remain vigilant, but I already want to thank everyone for the collective efforts that have made it to where we are today!
A lifting of restrictions that boosts the morale of many of our Internet users.
“I am delighted with this change which marks, I hope, the end of this epidemic, is moved Myriam, 58 years old.
Its abandonment is a return to freedom, to joy, to life.
I can't wait to see the faces of my colleagues, to kiss my friends, to shake hands…”
“To me the restaurants, the cinema, the happiness of travel without a vaccine and without a pass”
For some, it is especially the end of the pass that generates real happiness.
In particular the few million French people not – or partially – vaccinated.
Like Aline, 28, who exclaims: “Finally the day of freedom!
I made the choice not to vaccinate myself and finally, we will be able to get out of "jail".
Resuming my physical activity, going back to the restaurant, resuming the course of life normally!
Morale really needs it!
“To me, the restaurants, the cinema, the happiness of travel without a vaccine and without a pass.
Long live freedom !
Sanitary measures stole two years of my life,” regrets Rosa, 81.
And it's not just the unvaccinated who savor the end of the pass.
“Finally the end of this exclusion, of this discrimination of people because not or not fully vaccinated, blows Johanna, 28 years old.
These measures were a disgrace, in a country that calls itself "country of equality".
To have had to refuse entry to a cultural place to people because of this pass, I can say that it is very frustrating.
This deletion has an interest in remaining permanent.
Tom, 18, is attracted to the restaurant for this Monday like no other.
“I will be going back for the first time in almost six months.
I had stopped going there not for lack of a health pass, but because I could no longer enjoy as before with a mask.
You couldn't see people's smiles anymore and that bothered me a lot.
“On the side of restaurateurs too, some will be delighted not to have to control the pass and to wear a mask when stating the menu… But Myriam, 53, who works in catering, nuance: “It does not reassure me absolutely .
I will keep the mask even if people make fun of me.
“We must get out of this paranoid and deleterious climate at all costs”
Precisely, the divergence of points of view on the mask worries more than one.
“Knowing that not everyone will remove it, I fear that there will be tension between people who want to continue to keep it and those who will remove it, worries Raoul, 21.
Since the start of Covid-19, people have been constantly judging each other on several subjects such as barrier gestures, vaccination, masks... We must at all costs get out of this paranoid and deleterious climate.
Personally, I never want to put the mask back on, but I won't judge people who want to continue wearing it.
A benevolence that could reassure Vanessa, 37, who will not be able to give up the mask anytime soon.
“I am quite worried because I have already had the right to aggressive remarks and behavior because I was wearing a mask.
My parents are old and they have health problems, I take care of them daily, let me wear my mask freely.
And stop saying it's something unbearable, it's a piece of fabric, there is much worse in life!
And if many hope to throw away or put away their mask for good, many of them explain that they have acquired reflexes that they will keep even after March 14.
“For the first time in my long life, I didn't have bronchitis.
Like what precautions, even anti-freedom, are useful.
I keep it, like any good Japanese that I am not”, jokes Gérard.
Karl, 32, hopes that the disappearance of the mask will also have an impact on people's minds.
“Not seeing it everywhere will make people forget about Covid-19.
I find that the crisis will have revealed what is most pathetic in humans, between the conspirators thinking of themselves as doctors of medicine and the cowards with their masks to ride their bikes.
Finally, some Internet users admit that the party is spoiled by the war in Ukraine.
“When they announced the end of the mask, I almost cried… with joy!
It would have been even more festive if there hadn't been this other concern in the East…” What Roger, 81, summarizes in a scathing sentence: “Finally freed before putting on the anti-nuclear suit”.
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