Le pass sanitaire à Montchardon

(mise à jour le 4 septembre 2021)

Vous avez sûrement été informé des nouvelles dispositions qui occupent largement l’actualité du moment.
Selon notre compréhension des termes de la loi, ce pass sanitaire est obligatoire à Montchardon depuis le 9 août, pour toute personne de 18 ans et plus (les enfants ne seront concernés qu’à partir du 30 septembre) et pour toutes activités du centre durant ces prochains mois, que ce soit dans le grand temple, le temple de Nyoung Né ou la salle de yoga.

En effet, ce pass est obligatoire dans les lieux où il y a de la restauration et de l’hébergement, ce qui est le cas à Montchardon. Ces mesures concernent aussi les lieux publics de conférences (le temple en l’occurrence).

Petite précision : une disposition de la loi permet d’exclure les lieux de cultes de l’obligation du pass sanitaire, mais cela ne concerne que les cérémonies religieuses, les activités d’enseignements ne sont pas expressément désignées dans cette disposition. Par conséquent, afin de respecter la loi, le pass n’est pas nécessaire pour assister aux pratiques quotidiennes le matin et le soir.

Le pass sanitaire sera demandé une seule fois à l’arrivée au centre, à condition toutefois de ne pas quitter les lieux durant le séjour. C’est logique, une fois que les personnes sont dans un lieu où tout le monde est théoriquement non porteur, le risque de contagion devient minime.

Finalement, cette contrainte est assez simple :

  • Vous êtes vaccinés, ce passe est une formalité,
  • Vous n’êtes pas vaccinés (ou insuffisamment), il vous suffit de présenter un test PCR ou antigénique de moins de 72h à votre arrivée et ne pas sortir du centre durant votre séjour.
Attention : Le pass sanitaire ne dispense pas de l’application des gestes barrières élémentaires.

Dans le grand temple, le temple de Nyoung Né et dans la salle de yoga

Le port du masque restera obligatoire dans les temples et la salle de yoga durant tout le temps de votre présence dans cette salle, aussi bien durant les enseignements que pendant les pratiques quotidiennes.

Cette petite contrainte à laquelle nous sommes maintenant habitués depuis un an et demi présente une importance particulière : celle de préserver la santé de Lama Teunsang. Celui-ci vient deux fois par jour au temple et y demeure plus de quatre heures quotidiennement. Bien qu’il soit vacciné, il présente une capacité immunitaire très affaiblie du fait des traitements qu’il reçoit. Il reste donc potentiellement vulnérable à cette épidémie. Cette précaution s’adresse également à d’autres enseignants qui présentent une santé fragile.

Donc, pour ces raisons de précautions, Karma Migyur Ling maintien le port du masque obligatoire dans le grand temple, le temple de Nyoung Né et la salle de yoga.

Dans le réfectoire

A la demande de l’équipe de cuisine, le port du masque restera également de mise au moment de se servir au self, là encore, pour d’évidentes raisons sanitaires. En revanche, les mesures de distanciation qui imposaient un maximum de trois personnes par table seront quelques peu relâchées.

En résumé

Le pass sanitaire sera exigé à votre arrivée au centre. Si vous n’avez pas cette attestation, ne venez à Montchardon, il nous sera légalement interdit de vous recevoir, à moins de mettre le centre en infraction ce qui entrainerait de fâcheuses conséquences.
Même chose si vous ne pensez pas pouvoir garder le masque dans les temples durant les enseignements.

Pour les personnes non françaises habitants en Europe, il existe un certificat Covid numérique de l’Union Européenne qui fonctionne comme le pass numérique. Il existe également en Suisse. Il vous faudra télécharger l’application sur votre smartphone dans votre pays et le présenter à voter arrivée à Montchardon.

The health pass in Montchardon – September 4, 2021

Faced with the outbreak of the Covid epidemic in France due to the Delta vairant, the French State has put in place a health pass, as in most European countries.

According to the terms of the law, this sanitary pass will be obligatory in Montchardon from August 9th, for any person of 18 years and more (the children will be concerned only from September 30th) and for all activities of the center during these next months, that it is in the temple or the yoga room.

Indeed, this pass concerns the places of restoration, which is the case in Montchardon, where the people staying at the center are fed in the refectory. These measures also concern the public places of conferences (the temple in this case).

A small clarification: a provision of the law allows to exclude places of worship from the obligation of the health pass, but this only concerns religious ceremonies, teaching activities are not expressly designated in this provision. Therefore, in order to comply with the law, the pass is not required to attend daily morning and evening practices.

The health pass will be required only once upon arrival at the center, provided that you do not leave the premises during your stay. This is logical, once people are in a place where everyone is theoretically non-carrier, the risk of contagion becomes minimal.

Finally, this constraint is quite simple:

  • you are vaccinated, this pass is a formality,
  • If you are not vaccinated (or not sufficiently so), you just need to present a PCR or antigenic test less than 72 hours old on your arrival and not leave the center during your stay.

The health pass does not exempt you from the application of basic barrier measures.

Wearing a mask will remain mandatory in the temple during the entire time you are in the room, both during the lessons and the daily practices.

This little constraint, which we have become accustomed to over the past year and a half, is of particular importance: to preserve the health of Lama Teunsang. He comes twice a day to the temple and stays there for more than four hours daily. Although he has been vaccinated, his immune system is very weakened by the treatments he receives. He is therefore potentially vulnerable to this epidemic. This precaution also applies to other teachers who are in poor health.

Therefore, for these reasons of precaution, Karma Migyur Ling maintains the wearing of the mask mandatory in the temple, Including in the Nyung Ne temple.

In the dining hall, at the request of the kitchen team, masks will also be worn when serving food in the dining hall, again for obvious health reasons. On the other hand, the distancing measures that imposed a maximum of three people per table will be relaxed somewhat.

So, to summarize, the health pass will be required upon your arrival at the center. If you do not have this certificate, do not come to Montchardon, it will be legally forbidden for us to receive you, unless you put the center in violation which would lead to unfortunate consequences.
Same thing if you don’t think you can keep the mask in the temple during the teachings, Including in the Nyung Ne temple.

For non-French people living in Europe, there is a digital Covid certificate from the European Union which works like the digital pass. It also exists in Switzerland. You will need to download the application on your smartphone in your country and present it when you arrive in Montchardon.

This summer the programme will take place under special circumstances, since the Centre can resume activities provided that sanitary measures are strictly observed.

Whether you are vaccinated or not, whether you have a negative PCR test or not, does not change the need to respect sanitary measures.

Your presence in Montchardon implies that you strictly respect sanitary measures in all circumstances.

We are now used to these measures:

  1. Wear a protective mask in the temple during the whole teaching or practice period, in the refectory until you start eating, and in all situations where it is difficult to maintain a 1m distance with others.
  2. Hand wash with hydro-alcoholic gel when entering and leaving the temple and refectory, whenever accessing the self-service area and on all occasions when touching a collective object.
  3. Maintain a distance of 1m around yourself, in the temple, in the refectory and when moving around in the Centre.

Access to the temple will be limited to 70/80 people to respect sanitary distances.

For accommodation, the rooms that accommodate several people will become individual rooms, except for couples or families. The number of places in the dormitory will be reduced to space out the beds. This will allow us to accommodate about 80 people.

The campsite area will be open, and the layout of the tents should follow the same guidelines. Disinfectant will be available in all places where necessary.

These rules must be maintained in Montchardon at all times.

Indeed:

- We have a moral obligation to protect ourselves and others from disease, especially as we live in collective premises.

- It is important to continue to protect Lama Teunsang, whose immunity is greatly diminished, even though he has been vaccinated.

For these reasons, we are asking all those who come this summer to commit to respecting sanitary measures. This commitment will take the official form of a box to be ticked on the registration form, which will allow everyone to come to the Centre with complete peace of mind.

If you cannot or do not wish to follow these guidelines, we ask you not to come to the Centre while these rules are in effect.

The same applies, of course, if you are ill or have symptoms of the virus.

When you leave, if you need to have a PCR test, this can be done in the cities in the area. However, it will be up to you to organise (making an appointment, travelling to and from the test site), because the Centre cannot manage these procedures.