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Health clearance for 12-17 year olds, is it still a barrier to exercise for teens?

It comes into force today: a health permit becomes mandatory for adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17, to access places of culture, restaurants and long-distance transport, but also to enter sports establishments. While the pandemic has already caused the loss of a large number of sports federations members, will this measure still lock young people in their homes? After adults, it is the turn of young people between the ages of 12 and 17 to submit a health clearance before entering a gym. Gyms, climbing gyms, swimming pools, stadiums or even a gym, all sports facilities and clubs are affected by this measure, whether indoor or outdoor, and most surprisingly. Adolescents must therefore provide, in paper or digital form, a certificate of vaccination attesting to the complete vaccination schedule; A negative test less than 72 hours, or a positive test certificate a minimum of 11 days, or a maximum of 6 months. This restriction was originally supposed to go into effect on August 30, but has been pushed back until today, September 30. After a year and a half of the pandemic, and many months of closing sports clubs, will this sport continue to limit sports among young people despite the need for them to resume sports activity, for the sake of their sports and mental health? 62% of vaccinated teens Even if vaccination begins to show evidence in terms of reducing the incidence of Covid cases in France, forcing teens to be vaccinated still raises some questions. Today, 62% of 12-17 year olds have a full vaccination schedule. Figures that more than a third of teens were therefore unable to play sports in an institution at the start of the school year – a pivotal moment for club enrollment. Clubs, what’s more, that…

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