The law provides that reception centre operators are responsible for providing information to asylum seekers on: (a) their rights and obligations in the centre; (b) the asylum procedure; (c) health; and (d) social rights.
The provision of information for asylum seekers accommodated in CADA about the modalities of their reception is governed by the Circular of 2019 on the missions of CADA centres and HUDA centres. Upon admission in the centres, the manager has to deliver to the asylum seeker any useful information on the conditions of his or her stay in the centre, in a language that he or she understands and in the form of a welcome booklet. These modalities can vary in practice from one centre to the other. In any case, core information about procedural rights during the asylum procedure is shared with accommodated asylum seekers on a regular basis and upon request if necessary. Each centre also has its own information procedures. Generally, in centres managed by Forum réfugiés – Cosi for instance, the asylum seeker is informed about these legal reception provisions through the residence contract and operating rules he or she signs upon entry in the reception centre. On this occasion, an information booklet on the right to health is handed over to the asylum seeker. As some asylum seekers do not have easy access to written information, collective information sessions through activities are also organised in some reception centres (e.g. those managed by Forum réfugiés – Cosi).
As regards CAO, however, there have been challenges in the effective provision on information to asylum seekers on their rights. Beyond a lack of clarity on the applicability of the Dublin procedure in some cases, people hosted in CAO did not receive adequate information on crucial aspects of reception conditions, including ADA and the assessment of vulnerability. UNHCR has regretted the failure of OFII to ensure more regular presence in CAO with a view to providing such information. These issues persisted throughout 2019.
 Article R.744-6-1 Ceseda, inserted by Article 18 Decree n. 2018-1159 of 14 December 2018.