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The new quarantine rules clearly explained for you

From 1 October, the rules regarding quarantine in our country will change. The Security Council decided that yesterday. But what exactly is changing? What if I have been in close contact with an infected person or if I return from abroad? Or what if I am infected myself? We list the new rules again.

You may have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus. Close contact is understood to mean: longer than 15 minutes, closer than 1.5 meters and without a mouth mask.

In that case, from 1 October you no longer have to be quarantined for 14 days anyway, but 7 days. The 7 days count from the time of the last close contact with the infected person.

Suppose I had the last close contact with someone who was infected on 1 October. I don’t hear the news that that person tested positive until October 3, and I have no symptoms myself. Then I have to quarantine immediately until at least October 8th.

On the 5th day (in this example on October 6) I have to be tested for corona.

My test is positive: the quarantine is extended by 7 days. If I still have no symptoms, I can be out of quarantine (without additional test)

My test is negative: the quarantine stops after the 7th day (in this example on October 8).

Anyone who has been to a country with a red color code (longer than 48 hours) must not be quarantined for 14 days, but 7 days after returning from 1 October. Even then, you must have yourself tested on the fifth day. If the test is negative, you can be out of quarantine on day 7. If the test is positive, the quarantine is extended by 7 days.

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