Well.....I might go against the grain here (as usual), but I was sceduled my routine scoping way back last February. Then COVID popped up and I kept postponing and postponing. But I really wanted to know what (if anything) was going on in there, so I bit the bullet and said ok, let's do it. I don't know what protocalls are in French hospitals, but here in the States I was pleasantly surprised by how well the hospital I recently went to were handling things. During my visit (for an ileoscopy and flex sig (colonoscopy-ish) the first thing they did, the second you walk in the front door is take your temperature. If you pass that you can proceed to the area of the hospital you need to be at. Once there the waiting room, which normally holds about 30 people, had 2 people in it including myself. And that wasn't just luck, they now schedule procedures that far apart. After I checked in a nurse came to get me and walked me down an empty hall to her desk where she immediately swabbed my nose and sent the sample right across the hall to be tested for COVID. After I answered her 50 questions we walked to the waiting area for procedure patients, which has 20 stations, each with a bed and curtain where they put your IV in and then the anesthesiologist grilles you to make sure they don't kill you by mistake. But no one touched me until my COVID results came back negative. Once they got the green light I was told to go in the closet and get undressed and then come back to my bed for the IV. Oh, I was the only patient in the whole 20 bed area the whole time. Of course everyone is masked and no one comes within 6 feet until you pass your COVID test. Once back at the bed the IV was installed (after a good number of tries by the junior stickler) and they checked to make sure the procedure room was all ready for me. Then they wheeled me across the empty hallway to the procedure room, where 2 folks in full riot gear where waiting for me. I assume they were women because their outfits were pink, but I couldn't see any part of their face with their moonsuits on. Then it was zip, bip, count back from 100 and by 98 I was in La-La-Land. I regained consciousness about 40 minutes later in the same station I got my IV, and the room was still completely empty except for me an 2 nurses that never came within 20 feet of me. Then a male nurse came over and read my monitor to make sure I was still alive, and told me I did great and would start feeling fully awake in another minute or so. At that point he asked me if I wanted some water or crackers or a filet mignon....and I said no (they didn't have my favorite steak sauce) and I was told to get dressed. A few minutes later the Doc who stuck the scopes in my most intimate places came in and discusse the results and handed me a hard copy to frame on the wall when I got home. They then called my ride, but he had to wait outside for them to bring me to him. So I gathered my things and was escorted thru a mostly empty hospital out to his car. They then wished me well and I was gone.
The whole experience was the opposite of what I expected. There were no coughing, wheezing COVID infected zombies stammering thru the hallways, and everyone was very professional and polite. I guess it's in their best interest to not have the hospital infected with COVID if possible. So short story long........I'd do it again in a heartbeat if I had to. I'd say my odds of getting COVID in that hospital were way less than in the Walmart I visited later to get some stuff. Again, I don't know what it's like over by you......but over here they seem to have a good handle on things. That being said, if you're just not into going..........your Doc can have bloodwork done on you and they can check your C-Reactive Protein (CRP) which is a general indicator of increased protein in the blood, which is a marker for inflammation. Not a definite indicator for bowel inflammation......it could be reading any inflammation you may be having, but it's a decent sanity check, and from what I'm told generally taken more seriously in Europe than here. Not sure if any of that helps, but I guess you call your hospital and ask them what they've done to make sure you stay COVID free if you choose to visit them. I'm sure they have a pre-rehearsed answer just waiting to be told to you!