Stay at home
If you have newly-arisen respiratory tract symptoms, you should stay at home. If you have taken a test that comes back positive for COVID-19, the same advice applies: Stay at home if you feel unwell.
What is newly-arisen respiratory tract symptoms?
Symptoms of respiratory tract infections can begin with vague symptoms such as headache and blocked nose or more classic influenza-like symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat and feeling unwell.
How long should I stay home?
You should stay at home until you are well. Mild residual symptoms such as runny nose, mucus, hoarseness and some coughing are fine.
Avoid contact with people who are at increased risk of becoming seriously ill
You should avoid contact with people at risk when you have newly arisen respiratory tract symptoms.
Persons who are part of a risk group will normally be protected from a serious course of the disease if they follow the advice and take the vaccine.
Yet some groups run a higher risk of serious illness.
Check whether you need to take a confirmatory test
Some people can take a confirmatory corona test at a test centre.
A confirmatory test taken at a test centre is recommended for the following persons:
- Anyone who has have not had a booster dose (vaccine dose 3)
- Anyone who has received two doses of the vaccine plus had a coronavirus infection more than 3 months ago.
- Children under 16 years of age.