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The number of persons infected with Covid-19 has increased! It is the duty of every citizen to act in a careful manner: avoid crowding, avoid travelling abroad, and observe proper hand hygiene!


Last update 07.05.2020

What is a Quarantine?

A quarantine is a complete isolation from healthy people. This is the most important safety measure to limit the spread of COVID-19.

A quarantine (or so-called self-quarantine) isolates and restricts movement of those people who may have been at risk of becoming infected with Covid-19 but feel healthy and asymptomatic. A 14-day quarantine is mandatory and means that during its entirety the person must be at home, in a hospital, or in a special place.

  • Persons in contact with Covid-19 patients (identified by the Centre for Disease Prevention and Control).
  • Persons who have been instructed by an epidemiologist to stay at home in a self-quarantine must follow a number of rules.
  • Avoid contact with other people as much as possible (do not go to work, school, public places, etc.).
  • Monitor your health condition (measure your temperature twice a day, contact your GP). If you experience symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, or difficulty breathing, contact your GP immediately (if the situation becomes critical, call 113). 
  • Do not have guests. 
  • Use a medical face mask if you experience cough, fever, or difficulty breathing. Medical face masks prevent your infecting those around you.
  • If possible, agree with your employer on working remotely (if necessary, it is possible to receive sick leave for the quarantine period).
  • Clean your home and use disinfectants, especially for cleaning frequently used surfaces and toilets.
  • For 14 days from the last time you had close contact with the patient. If living with a patient, then for another 14 days from the moment this person is confirmed healthy. 
  • Yes, if necessary for the quarantine period.

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