Covid-19: news and useful information on the Paris La Défense area

Covid-19: news and useful information on the Paris La Défense area

Paris La Défense is home to 42,000 inhabitants, 180,000 employees, 45,000 students and several thousand visitors on a daily basis.

Faced with the health crisis at Covid-19, the region has implemented an effective health policy to enable people to move around in complete peace of mind and with respect for barrier gestures: the wearing of masks, the provision of hydroalcoholic gel, daily disinfection of public spaces, social distancing, as well as screening and vaccination tests in several centres.

Even though all of these actions have already been implemented throughout the country, the neighbourhood has decided to play the serenity and safety card, by deploying a whole series of hygiene measures in compliance with the recommendations of the health authorities.

In the most frequented places, you will find hydroalcoholic gel dispensers. More than forty dispensers are thus scattered throughout the business district, bearing in mind that hands should be washed with soap whenever possible. Don't hesitate to use them!

Paris La Défense has also launched a programme to disinfect equipment located in the public areas of the business district:

  • Lifts and escalators are disinfected twice a day. The establishment has also installed self-adhesive markings in the cabins reminding people of the rules of social distancing to be observed and has put up a display reminding them of barrier gestures.
  • Coach terminal: general disinfection of the Jules Verne terminal has been carried out. It is followed by daily disinfection of the terminal.
  • The car parks in Paris La Défense are cleaned and disinfected twice a day in all areas where there is frequent contact.
  • Street furniture in the business district is also disinfected daily.

However, it is advisable to avoid meeting together, even in small groups, and when this is not possible, to keep a distance from each other, taking care to wear a protective mask. In this case, also avoid touching your mouth, nose or eyes without washing your hands. Don't forget that wearing a mask is compulsory throughout the country.

The La Défense district has several screening centres, including the CNIT, laboratories and mobile structures.

Vaccination centres have also been opened on the outskirts of La Défense, which should make it possible, over the next few weeks, to increase the number of vaccinations throughout the territory, which may herald better days in a few weeks' time.

As a reminder, the non-food stores in the Westfield Les 4 Temps and Cnit shopping centre have been closed since the end of January, following the government's announcements to close shopping centres of over 20,000 sq.m..

The La Défense district remains attentive to its residents, employees, students and visitors in order to accompany them in this "funny" or "strange" time we are living in, and which has above all made us aware that it is very important to show solidarity with one another.

In the meantime, take care of yourself and stay tuned for changes and new measures that may be taken in the coming weeks!

The CNIT, Covid-19 screening centre

The Biolam LCD screening centre of the CNIT of La Défense allows you to carry out PCR and antigenic tests. The PCR screening is free and does not require an appointment. The antigenic tests are 100% covered by the Health Insurance and without advance payment for everyone. The latter allows a rapid initial diagnosis to be made, a simple diagnostic orientation. You can find the CNIT screening centre at 2 Place de La Défense, opposite the pharmacy. It is accessible from 9am to 2pm for priority persons, without appointment and without prescription from 2pm to 6pm for all other public.

Opening of 2 vaccination centres on the territory of La Défense

Opening of the first two Covid-19 vaccination centres on the territory, one located at the Nanterre CASH, the second at the Rives de Seine hospital centre. The Covid-19 vaccination centres are initially accessible to health professionals, firefighters and paramedics, aged over 50 or with risk factors, as well as to people aged 75 and over.

Nanterre Reception and Hospital Care Centre

The Centre d'Accueil et de Soins Hospitaliers (CASH) in Nanterre has just opened a vaccination centre against Covid-19.

The CASH vaccination centre against Covid-19 is located on the hospital premises at 403 avenue de la République in Nanterre. You do not need to go there to make an appointment, but you should do so first by telephone (01 47 69 72 34) or via Doctolib. It is open from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm. You can park in front of the vaccination centre.

Rives de Seine Hospital Centre

The CHRDS has opened a vaccination centre against Covid-19 for all city health professionals working in private practice and in health centres (with priority given to Courbevoie, Neuilly-sur-Seine and Puteaux). Vaccination is initially available for professionals over 50 years of age or presenting one of the vulnerability factors defined by the Haute Autorité de Santé. It is located at 58 boulevard d'Argenson 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine (Access via emergency services). Appointments can only be made by telephone (+33 (0)1 40 88 63 63 00) or by e-mail (

Closing of the Westfield Les 4 Temps shopping centre

In view of the Prime Minister's latest announcements a few days ago, non-food shopping centres with a surface area of more than 20,000 metres are currently closed, with no date for a forthcoming lifting of restrictions. The shops in the Wesfield Les 4 Temps and Cnit shopping centre, except for food chains (Auchan and Monoprix), are therefore no longer authorised to open. Click and collect sales are still possible for all the brands, as are takeaway and delivery sales.