Last update 01.10.2020
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. Contact persons of the patient are quarantined upon the decision of an SPKC epidemiologist.
WHO HAS TO COMPLY?
- Persons in contact with Covid-19 patients (to be determined by the epidemiologist of the Centre for Disease Prevention and Control who is working with the specific case).
- Persons who have been instructed by an epidemiologist to stay at home in a self-quarantine must follow a number of rules.
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, 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, toilets, and shared spaces.
FOR HOW LONG?
- For 10 days from the last time you had close contact with the patient. Contact persons may terminate home quarantine if they test negative on the 10th day of their quarantine period. If the person lives together with the patient, the 10-day countdown starts from the day the patient recovers.
IS SICK LEAVE POSSIBLE?
Yes, if necessary for the quarantine period.