How do I know if I'm covid positive?
If you are experiencing symptoms of a respiratory illness, contact your GP who will assess your condition or carry out an in-office test.
You can currently buy an antigen test from a pharmacy and carry out the test yourself at home. Please follow the manufacturer's instructions when carrying out the test. The home test result is only indicative and you should contact your doctor if you have any problems.
What should I do if I'm positive?
Suppose you are tested by a health care professional/doctor in the office (RAT antigen test). In that case, you will be informed of the result immediately and a decision will be made on how to proceed with your treatment, or you will be issued a sick leave.
If your doctor issues you a request for a PCR test, after receiving a text message with a positive result, contact your doctor (preferably by phone) who will decide on further treatment and possibly issue you with sick leave.
If you have done the antigen test at home and have a positive result, contact your doctor (preferably by phone) who will decide on further treatment and, if necessary, issue you with sick leave.
I'm placed in isolation and I have to stay home?
Based on your diagnosis of COVID-19, you are not automatically ordered to be isolated at this time. You may be ordered to be isolated when necessary to protect public health. Always follow the instructions of your treating physician and follow the prescribed course of treatment or follow the instructions of the public health authority.
However, you are still infected with a highly communicable infectious disease and it is advisable to limit contact with other people as much as possible to prevent further spread of the disease. It is advisable to use respiratory protection during necessary group movements and other activities in contact with other people.
If your child shows signs of respiratory illness, contact your pediatrician and, if positive, follow the doctor's instructions, who may issue you with a certificate of entitlement to treatment (known as an 'OČR'). It is advisable to prevent your child from coming into contact with any group (class, clubs, sporting activities, etc.) until the symptoms of the illness have completely disappeared.
How should I behave in my surroundings?
As with contracting any other respiratory disease, behave responsibly and follow basic hygiene rules to limit the spread of infectious disease:
- Stay at home and limit any visitors.
- Wash your hands frequently. Use soap and water.
- When coughing or sneezing, cover your nose and mouth with a bent elbow or tissue.
- Limit handshaking, and hugging when greeting and other personal contact.
- Avoid contact, especially with vulnerable groups, such as the elderly or chronically ill patients and those with compromised immunity.
- Other possible precautions:
Be considerate and do not spread the disease further in your environment.
Contact your employer and, if the nature of your work allows it, stay at home and avoid contact with colleagues.
Consider wearing respiratory protection when traveling on public transport.
How long should I follow the measures?
It is advisable to follow the hygiene and regimen measures in any respiratory infection until complete resolution of symptoms, but at least 5-7 days.