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Isolation

Last update 21.10.2022

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.

According to the results of studies, infectivity in the case of Covid-19 infection remains on average 6-8 days after the appearance of symptoms of the disease. On the 6th day after getting sick, almost every third (30%) Covid-19 patient is still infectious. SPKC recommends that patients with confirmed Covid-19 infection should be isolated for 9 days from the onset of symptoms or from the first laboratory-confirmed Covid-19 test.

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 according to recommendations.

    IS SICK LEAVE POSSIBLE?
    • Covid-19 patients are issued sick leave certificates until their recovery.

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