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I was identified as a risky contact



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Risky contact

How will I know I am a risky contact

I received a text message from the Regional Hygiene Station that I am a risky contact

  1. a text message from the Regional Hygiene Station

  2. self-reporting

  3. quarantine

The school called me that I am a risky contact

A positive person called me that I am a risky contact

Quarantine

RISKY CONTACT

Risky contact is a contact of a healthy person with an ill person when a transmission of the COVID-19 disease from the ill person to the healthy one can happen.

Risky contacts are:

a) a person sharing the same household with a positively tested person

b) a person in a one-time intensive contact with a positively tested person (e.g. kiss, hug, handshake, sneezing, coughing, etc.)

c) a person in contact with a positively tested person on a distance shorter than 1.5 meters and for longer than 5 minutes or in case of multiple repeated contacts for shorter periods of time without using adequate respiratory protection

d) a person in one room (an office, classroom, waiting room) with a positively tested person for longer than 5 minutes without using adequate respiratory protection

e) a person seated 2 rows around a positively tested person in a bus, train, or airplane, plus personnel that works there

After consultation with the worker of the Regional Hygiene Station, these rules may be specified according to the particular situation.

 

HOW WILL I KNOW I AM A RISKY CONTACT

  1. I received a text message from the Regional Hygiene Station that I am a risky contact

  2. The school called me that I am a risky contact

  3. A positive person called me that I am a risky contact

 

I RECEIVED A TEXT MESSAGE FROM THE REGIONAL HYGIENE STATION THAT I AM A RISKY CONTACT

1. A text message from the Regional Hygiene Station

The Regional Hygiene Station or a call center calls to positively tested people. Among other things, they ask about their risky contacts from the last few days. If a positively tested person reports you as a risky contact, you will receive a text message about having been in contact with a positively tested person about the following steps. The text message is as follows (or similar):

Pro Alexandr B.: Dne XX.YY. jste byl/a v rizikovem kontaktu s pripadem onemocneni covid-19. Vyplnte sebetrasovani nahttps://trasovani.mzcr.cz/rizikovy (kod XXXX a PIN ZZZ). Plne ockovani nebo osoby do 180 po nemoci covid-19 maji vyjimku z karanteny, pokud nemaji priznaky onemocneni. Ostatni musi dodrzovat pravidla KARANTENY dlehttps://covid.gov.cz/rk do XX.XX. a pote po dobu 5 dnu při kontaktu s dalšími osobami nosit respirator (deti do 15 let rousku). Projevi-li se u vas příznaky onemocneni, kontaktujte svého lekare a podstupte PCR test. Dekujeme, KHS

To Alexander B.: On XX.YY. you have been in risky contact with COVID-19. Fill in the self-reporting form on https://trasovani.mzcr.cz/rizikovy (code XXXX and PIN ZZZ). Fully vaccinated people or people that have suffered from the COVID-19 disease in the past 180 days have an exception from the quarantine if they do not show any symptoms. Others have to follow the rules of quarantine according to https://covid.gov.cz/rk until XX.XX and then wear a respirator for 5 days when in contact with other people (children under 15 wear a mask). If any symptoms of the disease occur, contact your GP and undergo a PCR test. Thank you, Regional Hygiene Station

If you are not fully vaccinated or if you have not suffered from the COVID-19 disease in the past 180 days, you are ordered a 5-day quarantine since the (last) risky contact (day 0).

2. Self-reporting

The text message also contains a link for the web page on self-reporting that serves, after typing in a PIN, for filling in the basic personal data about yourself, your health condition, and the risky contact. After the correct filling in of the data, a request for the RT-PCR test will be created automatically. If you need an e-sick leave, you will tick such a choice, and the e-sick leave will then be issued by the Regional Hygiene Station. The self-reporting form has to be filled in also by vaccinated people and people who have suffered from the disease in the past 180 days. After filling in the form, an exception from the quarantine will be sent to them; in case of sharing the household with a positive person, a request for the RT-PCR test will be generated for them.

We ask you to use the self-reporting as much as possible. In case of a worsened epidemic situation, you will significantly help the Regional Hygiene Stations and call centers that preferably call to the positively tested people. Last but not least, you will save your time and help to alleviate the epidemic situation in the Czech Republic.

a) If you self-reported, you will receive a confirmatory SMS about filling in the self-reporting form that includes information about whether you are ordered quarantine. If you are, the SMS will also include the date of the estimated end of the quarantine.

If you needed it, after the Regional Hygiene Station processing you will receive an SMS with the issuing of an e-sick leave.

b) If you did not self-report or did not finish it, the Regional Hygiene Station or a call center may contact you, or you will receive an SMS about further steps.

3. Quarantine

Follow the rules of the quarantine for 5 days from the risky contact (day 0). If during the quarantine symptoms similar to those of a cold, flu or virosis occur, contact your GP who will issue you a request for the RT-PCR test sooner.

If someone with whom you share the household is tested positive, as the last risky contact counts the day of this person's positive test, i.e. your quarantine counts from the day of the positive household member's sampling. From this day, the positively tested person (a person with whom you share the household) starts isolation of minimum 5 days and you start a quarantine of minimum 5 days.

A situation when the Regional Hygiene Station does not manage to contact you within 2 days may happen, in which case we recommend you to follow the instructions mentioned in this article.

THE SCHOOL CALLED ME THAT I AM A RISKY CONTACT

Follow the instructions you received from the school. Start your quarantine, follow its rules and limit contact with other people. If it is necessary to get away from the place of your quarantine, wear a respirator at all times.

A POSITIVE PERSON CALLED ME THAT I AM A RISKY CONTACT

If someone reported you as a risky contact while self-reporting, wait for the instructions of the Regional Hygiene Station. Until then, follow the rules of quarantine and limit contact with other people. If it is necessary to get away from the place of your quarantine, wear a respirator at all times.

If he or she did not report you as a risky contact, it is not possible to issue you an e-sick leave.

QUARANTINE

The quarantine is an epidemiologic term for the restriction of movement of the risky contact who could have been infected by the positively tested person to one place to minimize his or her contact with healthy people and by that alleviate the possible risk of infecting other people.

The quarantine is ordered based on reporting of the risky contacts by the positively tested person. In such a case, there is a legitimate reason to think that the risky contact might have gotten infected from the positively tested person. Information that you are about to quarantine is contained already in the first opening text message from the Regional Hygiene Station, respectively call center.

The quarantine lasts for 5 days.

After having finished the quarantine, it is recommended to wear a respirator with the protection class FFP2 without an exhalation valve when in contact with other people for at least 5 following days.

In case of symptoms occurring in the following 14 days after the last risky contact, you will be ordered to undergo an RT-PCR test. If the results are positive, you will be ordered isolation.

In case of symptoms occurring in the following 14 days after the last risky contact, you will be ordered to undergo an RT-PCR test. If the results are positive, you will be ordered isolation.

The quarantine is recognized by the law and there are high sanctions for its violations.

The quarantine regime is not fundamentally different from the regime of an infected person. The quarantine is (for now) ordered to healthy people. On the other hand, please realize that you might have gotten infected and might be infectious yourself a few days after the risky contact and you might endanger people in your surroundings.

If you share a household with other people, do maximum for not infecting them. It is quite common that the infected person infects other members of the household even though they are vaccinated. That is because in the household there is a very intensive contact of infected and healthy people. The amount of the shed virus is so big that it overcomes even immunity gotten after vaccination or suffering from the disease.

If you can spend your quarantine alone, such as at the cottage, use this option. Especially if you share the household with people from groups high at-risk, such as old people or people with chronic diseases and especially immune diseases.

Follow the basic anti-pandemic measure 3R ("masks-hands-distancing"). Wear a respirator with protection class at least FFP2 any time you are not alone. Wash your hands regularly with soap and water and disinfect them. Ventilate the rooms as much as possible. Try to keep your distance. Regularly disinfect the floor and used surfaces (switches, knobs, handles, TV remote controls, kitchen unit, tables, chairs, toilet, flush). Use your own dishes, towel, etc.

Do not leave the household. If you need to buy something, ask your family members that are not in quarantine, your neighbor or friend, use delivery services such as Košík or Rohlík, or volunteers working in some places. Do not accept any visitors.

Watch your health condition. Any time during the quarantine symptoms similar to those of a cold, flu, or virosis occur, contact your GP who will issue you a request for the RT-PCR test.