Govt-19: Self-examinations and health proficiency, free overseas screening … New details after October 15

Those who have stored self-tests in anticipation of a refund decision for the Govt screening will find themselves trapped in the water. This Friday evening, released by the Ministry of Solidarity and Health A statement Describes changes related to the evolution of coverage of corona virus testing trials since October 15th.

In fact, from next Friday, PCR and antigen tests will no longer be scheduled by health insurance as they were at the beginning of the health crisis. The government announces a change to thisThese are self-tests.

Those carried out under the supervision of a health professional will no longer be recognized as proof of a health pass, which may have been up to now. “This device was used temporarily during the summer to support the extension of the use of the health pass,” the ministry justifies.

Self-tests carried out without supervision are “accessible for personal observation, but still do not provide access to a health pass”, and write to Olivier Groom’s groups. PCR or antigenic tests make it possible to obtain a follow-up health pass. Like a complete vaccination schedule.

Tests are free in Martinique and Guadeloupe in Guyana, Mayotte

The ministry also recalls that under certain conditions some tests may continue to be refunded. These include infants, those who have been vaccinated, those with a medical prescription, those who have recovered from the corona virus, or those who have been identified by contact-tracking.

To continue to benefit from these free trials, eligible individuals must submit one of the following supporting documents: Vaccine, Vaccine Prohibition or Recovery Certificate, Juvenile Identity Document, Evidence of Dangerous Contact (Email or SMS), Health Insurance, or lastly medical advice issued by a physician or midwife, Valid for 48 hours and non-renewable ”.

However, in order to take into account the specifics of these regions, the Ministry specifies a few details for foreigners. Thus, in Guyana, Martinique and Guadeloupe, the results of the free trial will come on the date of the end of the health emergency. In Mayotte, the device for the refund of tests is no longer valid due to “weakness of the local screening system”.

For all other French people, the tests will be charged. The ministry also released, yet in the same press release, prices for each test. For PCR tests performed by medical biological laboratories, the reference price will be 43.89 euros, “similar to what is currently covered by health insurance,” the statement said. The cost of antigenic tests may vary depending on where they are performed and the specialist responsible for them. It costs between 22.02 euros in the lab and 45.11 euros per doctor (advice included).

The aim of these new measures is to vaccinate the French, while 7.5 million of them have not yet received their first dose. More than 150 million trials have been conducted in France since the outbreak in March 2020.