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What is isolation?

A person who is infected is isolated to prevent the further spread of the disease.

You spend time in home isolation if you have been confirmed as COVID-19 positive by the RT-PCR test, but at the same time, you do not suffer from severe symptoms of this disease that would require your hospitalization. However, monitor your symptoms and if they worsen, contact your GP, and follow their instructions.

According to the extraordinary measures for testing citizens, since 1.6. 2021 it is mandatory to take a confirmatory RT-PCR test in case you had a positive rapid antigen test (RAT).

You do not have to self-isolate if you do not have any symptoms of the disease and in the past 180 days you have had a positive test result and passed the ordered isolation.

How long does isolation last?

In general, isolation lasts a minimum of 14 days after your positive test. After a consultation, your GP may release you from isolation if you have been isolated for a minimum of 14 days, and at the same time, you have been without the Covid-19 symptoms in the past three days.

Important rules

Protect your loved ones, and please follow the rules, as you are contagious.

  • Limit all visits.
  • At home should stay only the members of the household who are taking care of the infected person.
  • Separate yourself from other members of the household.
  • To protect others, use a face mask when you are in the same room as them.
  • Isolate yourself in a well-ventilated area where you can open a window.
  • If you do not have a separate toilet, disinfect the area after every use by an infected person.
  • Use your separate towels, kitchen utensils, drinking glasses, bed linen, and other household items commonly shared in the house.
  • If you need, any shopping such as pharmacy or grocery, ask your friends, neighbors, or social workers for help.
  • Avoid direct contact with people. For example, have your purchases delivered to your door instead of to your hands.
  • Wash and disinfect hands before and after any interaction with other people.
  • Follow your doctor's instructions and call him if your conditions get worse.

Frequent questions about this topic

Can I stay in isolation somewhere I do not have a permanent residence?