The latest bulletin issued by CSF-Languedoc. In this issue we have information about:

  • 16 departments under lockdown for one month: NOT including Pyrenees-Orientales.
  • Curfew pushed back to 19h00 for the whole of France
  • The PM encourages all businesses and administration offices to increase working from home.
  • The AstraZeneca vaccine authorised from Friday 19th March.
  • Vaccine roll-out

Read our previous reports here.csf languedocSixteen departments in the north-east and south-east of France (including Paris) will be under lockdown from midnight on Friday 19th March. The departments concerned are :  

Aisne (02)
Alpes-Maritimes (06)
Eure (27)
Nord (59)
Oise (60)
Pas-de-Calais (62)
Paris (75)
Seine-Maritime (76)
Seine-et-Marne (77)
Yvelines (78)
Somme (80)
Essonne (91)
Hauts-de-Seine (92)
Seine-Saint-Denis (93)
Val-de-Marne (94) 
Val-d’Oise (95).

In these departments schools are ordered to stay open as are shops selling essential goods including books.

Outdoor activities (observing the rules on masks and social distancing) within 10km of home are allowed with an exemption certificate justifying the reason for leaving the house.

All travel between regions is banned.

L’Occitanie is free from these restrictions.

Curfew pushed back to 19h00 for the whole of France

As from midnight on Friday 19th March 2021, the curfew will be extended to 19h00, taking into account the change to summer time the following weekend.

The PM encourages all businesses and administration offices to increase working from home.

He recommends people work at home 4 days out of 5.

The AstraZeneca vaccine authorised from Friday 19th March.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) reviewed the jab after 13 EU states suspended use of the vaccine over fears of a link to blood clots.  It found the jab was “not associated” with a higher risk of clots.Germany, France, Italy and Spain said they would resume using the jab on Friday 19th  March.

Jean Castex followed the example of Boris Johnson and received a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Friday 19th March 2021.

Vaccine roll-out

5.7 million people in France have had at least one dose of the three available vaccines.  A fourth vaccine, Johnson & Johnson, will be available soon.

Almost all care home residents have been vaccinated.  They represent 1% of the total population but 30% of Covid deaths.

Almost 45% of over 75s have had their first dose.The target is to have vaccinated at least 10 million people by mid-April, 20 million by mid-May (which will represent most of the over 50s who wish to be vaccinated) and 30 million by mid-June, i.e. two-thirds of over 18s who wish to be vaccinated.

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Cancer Support France-Languedoc (CSF-L), Covid-19 response

CSF-L continues to support English speakers touched by cancer in the Hérault and Aveyron, as well as extending support to people touched by Covid-19 during the crisis. In line with guidance, this is done at distance. Our Helpline can be reached on 04 67 44 87 06. (This is a voicemail service and we aim to return calls within 24 hours of a message being left).
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We hope you stay safe and well.



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