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Home Quarantine

Last update 02.12.2021

What is Home Quarantine?

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

During an emergency situation, home quarantine is also applied to a contact person who has no symptoms of Covid-19 infection and has an interoperable vaccination or recovery certificate!
 

Home quarantine restricts movement and face-to-face contact with people who have been in contact with a person infected with Covid-19. Home quarantine should also be followed if you feel healthy and do not experience symptoms. 14-day home quarantine is mandatory, during which the person must be at home or in a specially designated place and avoid in person contacts with other people.

WHO HAS TO COMPLY?
  • Persons who have been in contact with Covid-19 patients (during an emergency situation, home quarantine is also applied to a contact person who has no symptoms of Covid-19 infection and has an interoperable vaccination or recovery certificate).
WHO CAN IDENTIFY CONTACTS?
  • Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC).

  • Family doctor, if family members in the doctor's care are recognised as contacts of the sick person.

  • Head of an educational institution.

  • Employer.

HOW TO COMPLY?
  • The contact person must stay at home, under the supervision of a GP.
  • Avoid contact with other people as much as possible - do not go to work, school, public places where many people gather.
  • Do not visit others or have guests.
  • You can go for a walk if you do not meet other people.
  • 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). 
  • Use a medical face mask if you experience cough, fever, or difficulty breathing. Medical face masks prevent your infecting those around you.
  • Clean your home and use disinfectants, especially for cleaning frequently used surfaces, toilets, and shared spaces.
FOR HOW LONG?
  • Home quarantine can be discontinued on the 14th day with the doctor's permission.
  • Home quarantine can be discontinued after a Covid-19 test performed no earlier than on the 7th day after the date of the last contact with a person having a laboratory-confirmed Covid-19 infection if the test result is negative.
  • If a person infected with Covid-19 and contact persons are in the same household during strict isolation, then with the permission of a doctor:
    • Home quarantine can be discontinued on the 14th day from the day when the isolation was ended for the person infected with Covid-19;
    • after a Covid-19 test performed no earlier than the 7th day after the day when the isolation was discontinued for the person infected with Covid-19 if the test result is negative.
  • Pupils and students can discontinue home quarantine after a Covid-19 test performed no earlier than on the 7th day after the date of the last contact with a person having a laboratory-confirmed Covid-19 infection if the test result is negative. 
IS SICK LEAVE POSSIBLE?
  • Yes, if necessary for the quarantine period.


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