Covid-19: Isolation period drops to five days

The period of isolation decreases as long as “the person, when sick, no longer has a fever and is better from his symptoms”

The period of isolation for people with asymptomatic Covid-19 infection or mild illness is now five days, according to the rule updated this Thursday, July 7, by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

According to the DGS, the standard “evolves towards a response model that is more focused on the prevention and treatment of serious disease and on citizen responsibility for complying with COVID-19 prevention measures, taking into account the high vaccination coverage of the population. and stabilization of the epidemiological situation'.

The period of isolation decreases as long as "the person, when sick, no longer has a fever and is better from his symptoms".

"Although infectiousness decreases after the 5th day, the virus can still be transmitted, so it is strongly recommended to wear a mask on all occasions for another five days after isolation", says the DGS.

For people hospitalized or residing in ERPI with asymptomatic infection or mild illness, the minimum isolation time is 7 days, given the greater vulnerability in these contexts.

The minimum periods of isolation for serious illness are also updated. In situations of severe immunosuppression, the end of isolation must now be decided on a case-by-case basis by the treating physician.

 

 



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