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Infected household member



As of January 11, the period of isolation and quarantine will be shortened to 5 days.

Recommendations

If someone from your household has been tested positive, try to designate a separate room for him or her if possible. If designating a separate room for such a person is not possible, please retain at least one meter spacing between the bends and regular ventilation in a bedroom.

For positively tested persons, the rules of self-isolation apply.

 

For other household members, different rules apply based on Covid-19 vaccination status:

Non-vaccinated individuals

Rules of quarantine apply.

  • If no symptoms occur, you can shorten your quarantine by a negative PCR test result carried out no sooner than the 5th day of the quarantine. In that case, quarantine lasts 7 days; otherwise, 14 days of quarantine is required.
  • If you display symptoms of the disease, undergoing a PCR test is required as soon as possible

Vaccinated individuals

  • If no symptoms occur, there is no need to quarantine yourself. Only medical surveillance applies - that means the obligation to undergo a PCR test no sooner than the 5th day since the first contact with an infected household member. If your test result is negative, medical surveillance ends after 7 days.
  • If you display symptoms of the disease, undergoing a PCR test is required as soon as possible. If the PCR test result is negative, the quarantine ends on the 7th day.

To minimize the risk of disease spreading within the household, an infected household member is recommended to stay in a common room in a respirator without an exhalation vent. An infected individual should use the bathroom as the last one, use their own towel, and disinfect the bathroom afterward. Regular disinfection of things of daily usage is recommended as well (door handle, tv controller, etc.). Garbage management is a must – contaminated garbage must be treated separately (used face masks, respirators, disposable gloves, etc.). Detailed instructions can be found on the Ministry of Environment websites.