Europe 1 with AFP 3:12 p.m., January 28, 2023
According to a decree published this Saturday in the "Official Journal", from February 1, exceptional work stoppages, without a waiting day for people who test positive for Covid-19 will no longer be possible.
Created at the start of the health crisis in 2020 "in order to limit the spread of the epidemic", this system had been extended several times.
Exceptional work stoppages, without a waiting day for people who test positive for Covid-19, will no longer be possible from February 1, according to a decree published this Saturday in
the Official Journal
This text “puts an end” to “the issuance of derogatory work stoppages to insured persons who are unable to continue to work, including remotely”.
Created at the start of the health crisis in 2020 "in order to limit the spread of the epidemic", this system had been extended several times, most recently by the Social Security budget for 2023, which however provided for the end of this measure " at the latest" at the end of the year.
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Less than 5,000 contaminations per day on average
The government has therefore decided to bring forward the deadline, while the health situation has improved markedly since the beginning of the year, with less than 16,000 patients currently hospitalized, against nearly 25,000 at the end of December.
The number of contaminations has also dropped in one month, from more than 20,000 to less than 5,000 per day on average, according to the Covid Tracker site.
In this "favorable epidemic context", the Directorate General of Health (DGS) announced in a press release "several developments" also taking effect on February 1.
Thus, “systematic isolation” of positive cases and “carrying out a test” after two days for their contacts “will no longer be required”.
Little applied in practice, these precautions nevertheless remain "strongly recommended". In addition, the recording of the results of positive tests in the SI-DEP computer file will now be "conditioned on the prior collection of the consent of the persons concerned", until the discontinuation of this epidemic monitoring tool, scheduled for the end of June.
The follow-up of "contact cases", via the "Covid contact" service managed by Health Insurance, will cease definitively on Wednesday, even if its workforce had already been greatly reduced, by 6.