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Isolation

Last update 12.10.2021

Mandatory stay of a Covid-19 infected person at home, in a hospital or other accommodation - complete isolation from healthy people. Complete discontinuation of face-to-face contacts is necessary to limit the spread of Covid-19.

When isolating at home, a number of strict rules must be followed. 

WHO HAS TO COMPLY?
  • Persons who have tested positive for Covid-19. 
HOW TO COMPLY?
  • Do not leave rooms where strict isolation is observed.
  • Do not meet other people, do not visit others and do not receive guests.
  • Contact your GP every day (if the situation becomes critical, call 113).
  • Work duties may only be performed remotely.
  • Participation in the educational process is allowed only remotely.
  • Use a face mask if you share the same household with other people.
  • Stay in well-ventilated rooms with a window that can be opened.
  • Use a separate towel, cutlery, drinking utensils, bed linen and other household utensils.
FOR HOW LONG?
 

The treating physician decides to close the sick-leave certificate and discontinue isolation for the Covid-19 patient based on the following principles:

  • if no symptoms of the disease (asymptomatic infection) are observed for a person with a confirmed Covid-19 infection, isolation may be stopped on day 10 after laboratory confirmation of the infection;
  • if a person develops symptoms of Covid-19 infection, but the course of the illness is mild or medium, then isolation may be stopped on day 10 of the onset of the disease, provided that symptoms (fever, and other signs of acute infection) are not observed for at least 3 days;
  • if a person has a severe case of Covid-19 infection, isolation may be stopped on day 20 of the onset of the disease, provided that symptoms (fever, and other signs of acute infection) are not observed for at least 3 days.
IS SICK LEAVE POSSIBLE?
  • Covid-19 patients are issued sick leave certificates until their recovery.

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