After an initial deadline set for December 15, between 500,000 and 700,000 French people could see their health pass deactivated from this Saturday, January 15.
According to the Ministry of Health, several hundred thousand citizens over the age of 18 could be banned from bars, restaurants or even cinemas from this weekend. And many do not yet realize it or do not know what to do if they are affected by this new ultimatum.
In order to know if you are concerned or not by this deadline of January 15, four scenarios are proposed:
If you are using TousAntiCovid
The first concerns people who use the TousAntiCovid mobile application (downloaded nearly 50 million times). If you received your 2nd dose of vaccine seven months or more ago and your digital booklet (included in the application) shows your health pass (two doses), then TousAntiCovid should display an alert (colored yellow) in head of the pass indicating that “this pass will no longer be valid as of January 15, 2022. A reminder is necessary”. This means that you received your 2nd dose on or before June 15, 2021. The QR code of your pass on TousAntiCovid also indicates the date on which you received this 2nd dose.
If you have not downloaded TousAntiCovid
If you do not use TousAntiCovid and your health pass is printed on the sheet given to you after the 2nd dose, simply remember that your health pass will no longer be valid from January 15 if you are vaccinated for the second time on or before June 15. Again, your sheet should show the date the second vaccine was taken.
It should be noted that the Health Insurance has set up the service “My Covid Vaccine reminder”. This allows you to know the date from which the booster dose is possible and thus to know the expiry date of your health pass.
If you have been infected recently
However, in the event that you have been contaminated by the virus in the meantime and you have received a QR code attached to your antigen test or PCR document, know that your health pass is automatically extended by six months from the date to which the test was carried out. Thus, a person who has received two doses of vaccine and who tested positive on January 3, will then have a certificate of recovery which will extend the validity date until July 2, 2022 inclusive for example.
If you have recently received a first dose
The new measures imposed by the government have also encouraged some French people to take the step of vaccination. If you have received your first dose in the past few weeks, the health pass will be effective as soon as you receive the second dose.