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Covid 19

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Everyone must use a medical mask or respirator in a medical institution, a social care institution. Children under 7 years of age and persons with obvious movement and mental health problems may not wear masks or respirators in the areas listed above.

Health

Employers have the right, after assessing risks, to determine which persons require a valid vaccination or recovery certificate for performing work duties, as well as to set other safety requirements, such as the use of masks or respirators, maintaining distance, gathering restrictions, testing, etc.

Vaccination against Covid-19 is strongly recommended for employees who perform their work duties in close contact with people who have a high health risk related to Covid-19.
 

Business and labor relations

Event organizers and service providers have the right, after assessing risks, to set epidemiological safety requirements, such as the use of masks or respirators, maintaining distance, organize the events or provide the services only to visitors/clients with vaccination or recovery certificates.

Business and labor relations

You can get the booster shot if:

  • 3 months have passed after receiving the last vaccine for people aged 65 and over and immunosuppressed people;
  • 6 months have passed (but no earlier than 3 months) after receiving the last vaccine for other people;
  • 4-6 months have passed (but no earlier than 3 months) after contracting Covid‑19.
Health

If you have symptoms of the disease (signs of an acute respiratory infection, fever, olfactory disturbances, loss of taste, etc.), you can get tested for Covid-19 for free and without a doctor’s referral.

Book a visit to a Covid-19 testing site by calling:
  • the phone number for centralised Covid-19 testing - 8303
  • Central Laboratory - 8330
  • E. Gulbja Laboratory - 67801112
  • MFD Laboratory - 8313
  • NMS Laboratory - 67144015
  • State Scientific Institute "BIOR" - 28369560
  • IvF RIGA Holding laboratory - 25444405
  • The contact list and opening hours of Covid-19 testing points are also available on the on the National Health Service website.
Book a visit to a Covid-19 testing site electronically:
  • Riga Eastern Clinical University Hospital website,
  • E. Gulbja Laboratory website,
  • Central Laboratory website,
  • On the MFD Healthcare Group website,
  • On the State Scientific Institute "BIOR" website.

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Health

To protect against the coronavirus, Covid-19 vaccines stimulate the immune system of the vaccinated person, as a result of which some persons, due to the nature of their body, may experience some of the expected reactions or side effects:

  • reaction at the place of injection (redness, swelling and pain at the injection site),
  • fever,
  • chills and fatigue.

Significant adverse reactions following vaccination are extremely rare and the risk is not comparable to the consequences of exposure to transmittable infectious disease-causing agents circulating in the community and the environment and the diseases they cause.

Health

The virus spreads through saliva and nasal secretions of an infected person:

  • Through direct contact with an infected person
  • With tiny drops arising from speaking, sneezing or coughing.
  • By touching surfaces and articles contaminated with respiratory secreations.

Preventative measures for Covid-19 are similar to those which would be used in the case of other infections of the upper respiratory system. Engage in frequent hand-washing, especially after coming into proximity with people who are ill or with people in their circle of contacts. When coughing or sneezing, be sure to dispose of kleenex (facial tissues) after a single use, and then wash your hands.

Evaluate the risks and decide on the safest course of action! It is especially important for everyone to start and complete vaccination against Covid-19, as well as to receive a booster vaccine.

Health Gathering restrictions and distancing

People who have received a laboratory confirmation of the Covid-19 diagnosis and whose health condition permits them to receive treatment at home, must stay in isolation. This is defined by the physician and CDPC epidemiologists. During this time:

  • until recovery the person may obtain a sick-leave certificate, they must be in daily communication with their general practitioner and other medical personnel and abide by their instructions.
  • they may not leave their residence and must be available for communication and cooperation with their general practitioner and other medical personnel and must strictly abide by the instructions given;
  • isolation can only be broken upon permission of the treating physician;
  • until then no guests may be hosted, and all direct contact with others must be avoided, stores must not be visited;
  • Covid-19 patients must purchase basic necessities and food by home delivery or with the help of friends and family. If needed, they may request support from the municipal social services, but avoiding direct contact with the social worker;
  • any medication may only be taken upon approval from the treating physician;
  • in case of deterioration of the condition, contact your general practitioner or call 113.
Health Gathering restrictions and distancing