The mask will no longer be compulsory in places subject to the vaccination pass from Monday, this is a further relaxation of health restrictions expected as the pandemic decreases sharply. No more masks in museums, cinemas, restaurants, but it will remain compulsory in transport, such as the train or the plane, where the pass is also required. For two weeks, the protocol had been relaxed in several public places, bars, cafes, transport and cinemas. The ban on the consumption of confectionery and drinks in dark rooms, in force since January 3, was lifted on February 16. Measures justified, according to the government and the High Council for Public Health (HCSP), by the epidemic decline and the constant decline in the number of hospitalizations since the peak reached at the end of January. Facing the deputies on Thursday, Olivier Véran repeated “consider lifting the pass in mid-March” if the decline trajectory is confirmed, particularly in terms of hospitalizations. The Minister of Health considered with “vigilance” and “optimism” the return to a “normal” life, which could be envisaged “in the coming weeks”. The decline of the fifth wave that began last fall continues: 25,484 people infected with Covid-19 were hospitalized on Friday, or 634 less than the day before. Among the patients in the hospital, 2,546 are taken care of in the critical care services welcoming the most serious forms, that is to say 110 less in 24 hours. The government mentioned a passage below the threshold of 1,500 patients in critical care by mid-March among the criteria for lifting all or part of the vaccination pass.