COVID-19 INFORMATION

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Recommendations & Frequently Asked Questions

The situation at Sciences Po, and the answers to your questions

Last updated 07/04/2022

As per the announcement issued by the Ministry for Solidarity and Health, new measures for prevention and protection against the Covid-19 virus will be in force across France as of Monday, March 14, 2022

The barrier measures

  • It is no longer mandatory to wear a mask in indoor and outdoor spaces. Teachers, students and employees who wish to do so may continue to wear it.

The following rules are no longer mandatory but are still required :

  • Wash hands very regularly.

  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow or a tissue.

  • Do not shake hands when greeting one another and avoid hugging or kissing.

  • If you start to show any symptoms, stay at home and contact your doctor.

Important: Rooms must be ventilated hourly, specifically by opening the classroom windows for a period of 10 minutes.

Continue testing

  • Testing remains free of charge without a medical prescription for all of the following groups:

  • Individuals who can show a full vaccination certificate or proof of a contra-indication to vaccination.

  • Individuals identified as contact cases by the health authorities.

  • Individuals possessing a certificate of recovery issued less than six months prior.

  • Minors.

Find a testing centre near you (Fr)

You are reminded that a pack of five self-testing kits is available to all university members free of charge at the reception desk at 27 rue Saint Guillaume and on all campuses. These self-tests are not recognised as proof for the health pass but they remain a useful aid for individual monitoring. Watch this video tutorial before use (Fr) .

If you have tested positive for Covid-19 or been identified as a contact case at risk, please check the information in the “Your Health: Forms and Orientation” tab of this webpage.

Vaccination and Vaccine Pass

Booster doses

Booster doses are a prerequisite for the issuing of a full vaccination certificate. They are available to all adults over 18 years of age. The dose must be administered between three and seven months after an individual’s most recent injection or most recent infection.

The fourth dose of vaccine is open to immunocompromised people and people over 80 who have received their booster dose for more than three months.

Vaccine Pass

As of the 14th of March 2022, the vaccine pass has been suspended until further notice in all places where it was required (leisure and cultural places, commercial catering activities etc.).

However, the “health pass” is still required for access to health and medico-social establishments (except in case of emergencies).

International students can convert vaccine certificates issued in their home country into the French vaccine pass using the following website:

https://www.demarches-simplifiees.fr/commencer/passe-sanitaire-etudiants

Where can I be vaccinated/get my booster dose?

You can also make an appointment at any vaccination centre via Doctolib or ViteMaDose.

International Travel

The French government has issued a classification of countries into "green, orange, red or scarlet zones" on the basis of health indicators.

To get full information about the measures and rules in force (FR) when entering and exiting France, see official guidelines on the French government website.

> Read more about the rules for international travellers

> Consult all health measures and regulations pertaining to France on the government information site.

Last updated: 07/04/2022

Given the evolving nature of the pandemic, your questions and suggestions are essential to help expand and develop these FAQs. Do not hesitate to send them to us at the email address: contact@sciencespo.fr

Spring Semester 2022

Buildings on all our campuses remain open and accessible at normal hours. The academic year follows the normal academic calendar.

In accordance with the latest government guidelines, a health pass will not be required for access to teaching, educational activities and libraries.

It is no longer mandatory to wear a mask in indoor and outdoor spaces. Teachers, students and employees who wish to do so may continue to wear it.

The following rules are no longer mandatory but are still required :

  • Wash hands very regularly.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow or a tissue.
  • Do not shake hands when greeting one another and avoid hugging or kissing.
  • If you start to show any symptoms, stay at home and contact your doctor.

If you have not yet been vaccinated, we strongly encourage you to do so. You can make an appointment using the websites Doctolib (FR) or ViteMaDose (FR).

We are aware that health concerns or travel constraints may make it difficult for some students to join our campuses at the start of the year. Affected students will be able to attend classes remotely exclusively during the first two weeks of the semester. Contact your academic advisor for more information.

Events

Numerous events take place in face-to-face, hybrid format, or are broadcast online: You can consult the list of upcoming events on our Events page.

Last updated: 07/04/2022

> Read the latest information on student health

TO ALL STUDENTS: If you have tested positive for Covid-19 or been identified as a contact case at risk, please fill out the following form so that we can assist the regional health authority (Agence Régionale de Santé) more effectively in the event that a tracing campaign is launched:

Health contacts

The Sciences Po Health Centre's medical staff is available on campus or remotely, by appointment only. To make an appointment, please contact pole.sante@sciencespo.fr. On the regional campuses, please contact the administrative team.

In case of emergency: 

  • Dial 112 for emergency services throughout the European Union
  • Dial 15 for the SAMU (French emergency medical services)
  • Dial 18 for your nearest fire station, which also administers first aid
  • Dial 3624 for SOS médecin, a round-the-clock house visit service (calls cost 12 c/minute)
  • Duty chemist/night pharmacies in Île de France (in French only) or around France (in French only)
  • All hospitals have emergency services (in French only)
  • Medical services near campus

Continue testing

  • Testing remains free of charge without a medical prescription for all of the following groups:
  • Individuals who can show proof of a full vaccination certificate or a contraindication to vaccination.
  • Individuals identified as contact cases by the health authorities.
  • Individuals possessing a certificate of recovery issued less than six months prior.
  • Minors.

Find a testing centre near you (Fr)

You are reminded that a pack of five self-testing kits is available to all university members free of charge at the reception desk at 27 rue Saint Guillaume. These self-tests are no longer recognised as proof for the health pass but they remain a useful aid for individual monitoring. Watch this video tutorial before use (Fr) .

Useful contacts

> French government helpline, accessible 24/7: 0 800 130 000