Val d'Isère Chemist Offers Health Passport For 12-15 Year Old Brits

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Val d'Isère Chemist Offers Health Passport For 12-15 Year Old Brits

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Val d'Isère Chemist Offers Health Passport For 12-15 Year Old Brits

J2SkiNews posted 07-Dec



The pharmacy at Val d'Isère in France is offering British families with 12-15 year old children the chance to obtain a document which will allow them to use ski lifts and other service in France, as well as across the EU, without needing to take repeated COVID tests.

Currently British families heading to ski this winter face a problem as most countries require children over age 12 to have been double vaccinated to qualify for their COVID passports, but until recently the UK has so far only offered single jabs to teens.

That policy has now changed but it can be hard for teens to get their second jab quickly or proof they've had it, leading to a petition to the UK Parliament that the vaccine passport be available to younger teens who need it for travel.

To qualify for the Val d'Isère pharmacy's offer, children must have had their single vaccine dose in the UK, actually had COVID in the previous six months, and go with their families to Val d'Isere to pick up the physical document, having submitted their evidence and a €36 fee by email at least 72-hours in advance.

Although things are constantly changing, of the major ski nations it is believed only Switzerland has announced it will treat British teenagers with a single jab as fully vaccinated.

In most cases this means that whilst younger British teens can accompany their families on ski holidays, they face a regime of frequent, sometimes daily COVID testing to be allowed on the slopes and into shops and restaurants.

The online service from the Val d'Isère Pharmacy, is available to 12-15 year old British teens who had had their single shot of vaccine and who have recovered from a coronavirus infection in the previous 12 months and have evidence of that.

The Pharmacy then provides a physical document for collection on arrival in Val d'Isère which should then be valid across the EU.

To apply families should email scans of proof of child's ID (eg passport) and proof of the single vaccination mentioning vaccine type, lot number, place of vaccination and thirdly a copy of the positive covid test. This should be sent to dvs@pharmasolaise.com Payment is due upon collection of the document in resort.

Under 12s are normally exempt and over 15s can now get two jabs and the UK NHS app is accepted.

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Edited 1 time. Last update at 07-Dec-2021

Boarder2021
reply to 'Val d'Isère Chemist Offers Health Passport For 12-15 Year Old Brits'
posted 07-Dec

How can under 16 year old Brits prove they've had COVID, or two jabs, given the NHS app only works for those aged over 16? I reckon most under 16 Brits will struggle to prove they've had COVID in the last 6 months. Is this just to encourage people to continue with their holiday before revealing that actually, because of some admin confusion, daily €25 antigen tests are required if they want to use the lifts?
Edited 3 times. Last update at 07-Dec-2021

Cavachameleon
reply to 'Val d'Isère Chemist Offers Health Passport For 12-15 Year Old Brits'
posted 07-Dec

This is a bit strange knowing how tight the rules are surrounding the pass sanitaire. It would be great if this was to happen across France. Testing every day for a 2 week ski break really adds to the costs if travelling with 12-16 year olds. How do you prove they've had a vaccine? Is that little card enough?

Cavachameleon
reply to 'Val d'Isère Chemist Offers Health Passport For 12-15 Year Old Brits'
posted 07-Dec

This is a bit strange knowing how tight the rules are surrounding the pass sanitaire. It would be great if this was to happen across France. Testing every day for a 2 week ski break really adds to the costs if travelling with 12-16 year olds. How do you prove they've had a vaccine? Is that little card enough?

Boarder2021
reply to 'Val d'Isère Chemist Offers Health Passport For 12-15 Year Old Brits'
posted 07-Dec

To qualify as vaccinated you need both jabs in France. There can't be many 12-15's in UK who have had both as they only approved second jabs for this age group on Friday and it needs 12 weeks between jabs. The bigger problem is under 16's can't use the NHS app and therefore cannot prove their status. UK doctors refuse to issue "certificates" of vaccination or recovery within 6 months.

I suspect their only option will be daily antigen testing at the professional" test centre at €25/day.

I wonder if this is a bait-and-switch sales technique? Get people into the resort only to explain "new" rules mean daily testing for teens? I hope they have built sufficient test capacity otherwise it'll be an absolute nightmare.

Topic last updated on 07-December-2021 at 22:44

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