If you have contracted Covid-19 or if you are in contact, Health Insurance can provide you with a certificate of isolation. This must then be forwarded to the employer. Find out how to get it.
[Mis à jour le 18 juillet 2022 à 12h06] The coronavirus epidemic is not behind us, the Covid-19 is still circulating and contaminating thousands or tens of thousands of French people every day. In the event of contamination, it is important to respect the rules of isolation. Staying at home to cause professional inconvenience, the Ministry of Health has therefore provided a system for people sick with Covid-19 who cannot telework: with a certificate of isolation, the patient can justify a work stoppage. A doctor can issue this certificate, but it can also be obtained on the Ameli website. Thus, after verification, the health insurance sends a certificate to the patient or to the contact case.
The procedure to follow is very simple. Just go to the declare.ameli.fr website and follow the various steps. Health Insurance will then carry out the usual checks before sending a confirmation email, which can be sent to the employer. He will act as proof until receipt of the certificate, available on his Ameli account.
How long to wait to obtain the isolation certificate?
The isolation certificate is available on your Ameli account after 7 days (or 12 days if you do not have an Ameli account), which must then be sent to your company or training organization.
Can I obtain a Covid isolation certificate differently?
For people who are not comfortable with digital tools, don’t panic. As since the beginning of the health crisis, even if most of the steps to be taken are on the internet, another more traditional option is possible. Indeed, the attending physician is also authorized to complete the document. It is therefore not necessary to have a computer, a tablet or a smartphone to apply for a certificate.
Isolation certificate: imperative for the employer
For people in professional activity, who find themselves unable to telecommute, it is thus possible to ask to benefit from a work stoppage, without a waiting period. This allows the sick person or contact case to isolate themselves until the result of their Covid test is obtained. A work stoppage is established from the day of the declaration, before the performance of the diagnostic confirmation test.
Contact cases, regardless of their vaccination status, are no longer forced into a period of isolation. A certificate of isolation is only provided to people who have contracted the virus. Persons in contact with their Covid-positive child, under the age of 16, unable to telework, can request a stop on the Ameli site for the duration of their child’s isolation.