Recovery

You may break isolation when:

If you have symptoms:

  • Mild symptoms of COVID-19 are a running nose, irritated throat, occasional coughing etc. that is likely to go away and where you do not feel very sick. If you have mild COVID-19 symptoms, you are allowed to break your isolation 4 days after you first experienced symptoms. If you have significant COVID-19 symptoms, you must still self-isolate until you no longer have significant symptoms.
  • Significant COVID-19 symptoms are a fever, persistent coughing, sneezing or difficulty breathing whilst you feel sick. If you have significant COVID-19 symptoms, you are allowed to break your isolation when you no longer have significant COVID-19 symptoms – however no earlier than 4 days after you first experienced symptoms. This means that you can end your isolation after at least 4 days, even if you still have mild symptoms like a running nose, irritated throat, some coughing etc.

If you don’t have symptoms:

  • Even if you don’t have any symptoms, you must self-isolate until 4 days after your positive test.

Recovery:

You can end isolation and consider yourself well again on the basis of the criteria above.

You don’t have to report to the health service that you are no longer sick.

The health services will not contact you to report that you are well again unless you were seriously ill from COVID-19 or are immunocompromised as a consequence of illness or medicine.

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