Last update 31.03.2022
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 (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.
Exceptions to the discontinuation of isolation in order to resume the fulfilment of work duties
- Persons can also go into isolation after a positive Covid-19 self-test.
- An infected person may resume work on day 8 after a positive Covid-19 test if there have been no symptoms of illness for at least 24 hours.
- Persons employed in sectors critical to society (medical personnel, police, emergency services, social care centre staff, etc.) may resume their duties on day 4 after a positive Covid-19 test result if:
- there have been no symptoms of illness for 24 hours and
- a negative laboratory-confirmed test result is obtained.
In the above-mentioned exceptional cases, for 10 days after confirmation of infection:
- an FFP2 respirator must be used,
- close contact with people who are not members of the household of the infected person or involved in the performance of work duties must be avoided,
- it is not allowed to use public transport,
- the exception for termination of isolation only applies to the resumption of employment.
Pupils and kindergarten children infected with Covid-19:
- may resume attending an educational institution on the 8th day after infection if there have been no symptoms of the illness during the last 24 hours.
- Resuming attendance of the educational institution, it is not required to present a laboratory test result or doctor's certificate.
IS SICK LEAVE POSSIBLE?
- Covid-19 patients are issued sick leave certificates until their recovery.