Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Apply for the vaccine:
- On the website manavakcina.lv
- By contacting your PG or medical institutions that provide vaccination against Covid-19 (A list of addresses and contact information of medical institutions and GP practices that vaccinate against Covid-19.)
Currently it is not mandatory to use face masks or respirators.
Medical institutions and social care centres, service providers and employers have the right to determine the need to use medical masks or FFP2 respirators when assessing risks.
From January 1 2023, the state-paid testing for Covid-19 will be carried out only for hospital patients.
Book a visit to a Covid-19 testing site by phone:
- Central Laboratory - +371 67334433
- E. Gulbja Laboratory - +371 67801112
- MFD Laboratory - +371 66164601
- NMS Laboratory - +371 67144015
- State Scientific Institute "BIOR" - +371 28369560
- Labaratory "BIOCON" - +371 20006062
- Sendito, SIA, FuturaLab – 26434339;
- Opening hours of phone lines and testing sites are available on the National Health Service website.
Book a visit to a Covid-19 testing site electronically:
The virus spreads through saliva and nasal secretions of an infected person:
- Through direct contact with an infected person
- With tiny drops arising from speaking, sneezing or coughing.
- By touching surfaces and articles contaminated with respiratory secreations.
Preventative measures for Covid-19 are similar to those which would be used in the case of other infections of the upper respiratory system. Engage in frequent hand-washing, especially after coming into proximity with people who are ill or with people in their circle of contacts. When coughing or sneezing, be sure to dispose of kleenex (facial tissues) after a single use, and then wash your hands.
Evaluate the risks and decide on the safest course of action! It is especially important for everyone to start and complete vaccination against Covid-19, as well as to receive a booster vaccine.
People who have received a laboratory confirmation of the Covid-19 diagnosis and whose health condition permits them to receive treatment at home, must stay in isolation. This is defined by the physician and CDPC epidemiologists. During this time:
- until recovery the person may obtain a sick-leave certificate, they must be in daily communication with their general practitioner and other medical personnel and abide by their instructions.
- they may not leave their residence and must be available for communication and cooperation with their general practitioner and other medical personnel and must strictly abide by the instructions given;
- isolation can only be broken upon permission of the treating physician;
- until then no guests may be hosted, and all direct contact with others must be avoided, stores must not be visited;
- Covid-19 patients must purchase basic necessities and food by home delivery or with the help of friends and family. If needed, they may request support from the municipal social services, but avoiding direct contact with the social worker;
- any medication may only be taken upon approval from the treating physician;
- in case of deterioration of the condition, contact your general practitioner or call 113.