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From 21 October to 14 November, particularly strict safety arrangements and strengthened security measures from 20:00 to 5:00 are in force in Latvia.

For persons with signs of an acute respiratory infectious disease

Last update 29.06.2021

If you have developed signs of a respiratory infection:

  • Contact your doctor via phone and treat yourself at home.
  • Do not visit public places or go to work during the period of your illness. This also applies to children with signs of an illness: do not take a child with symptoms to a pre-school institution.
  • Everyone has the opportunity to be tested for Covid-19 for free.
  • If you have been abroad within 14 days before the illness or if the Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has identified you as a contact person, call 113 and inform a medical practitioner about your situation.
  • Limit your contact with family members as much as possible, in particular with persons over 60 years of age and persons with chronic illnesses or immunocompromised conditions (e.g. persons under immunosuppressive therapy).
  • Turn away from other people when coughing or sneezing. Observe proper respiratory hygiene: cough and sneeze into a bent elbow or disposable tissue. Avoid coughing and sneezing into the palm of your hand.
  • After coughing or sneezing, immediately wash or disinfect your hands and the surfaces that you touched beforehand (bathroom handles, faucet, sink, bin lid, etc.) Do this even if you didn’t cough into your palm.
  • Wear a mask in all public spaces!

Guidelines for washing hands properly


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