Informatiebrief huisgenoten - immuun - Engels

Informatiebrief bij de LCI-richtlijn COVID-19 | Versie 23 juli 2021 (voor versiebeheer zie Overzicht informatiebrieven)

Nederlands: positief getest persoon | cat 1 huisgenoot niet-immuun | cat 1 huisgenoot immuun | cat 2 nauw contact niet-immuun | cat 2 nauw contact immuun
Engels: positief getest persoon | cat 1 huisgenoot niet-immuun | cat 1 huisgenoot immuun | cat 2 nauw contact niet-immuun | cat 2 nauw contact immuun

Information for immune housemates of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19

Please note! This information is important for you.

Dear Sir/Madam,

You have received this letter because you are a housemate of someone with corona. According to our information, you are fully vaccinated or you have had corona previously and have received 1 vaccination since then or you have had corona in the last six months. You therefore do not have to go into quarantine. 

However, it is important that you get tested 5 days after you hear that your housemate has corona. Make an appointment for a test at the municipal health service (GGD) by calling 0800-2035.

Health problems

It is also important for you to closely monitor your health. If you develop any symptoms associated with corona, such as:

  • cold-like symptoms (nasal congestion, a runny nose, sneezing, a sore throat)
  • coughing
  • tightness of the chest or shortness of breath
  • a temperature or fever 
  • sudden loss of smell and/or taste

Then you should immediately make an appointment for a test at the municipal health service (GGD) by calling 0800-1202 of via Do so also if you have previously tested negative or if you develop health problems again. If you have any symptoms never do a self-test.

Minimise your contacts

As long as someone living in your house is still infectious and for another period of 10 days after that is no longer the case, you should:

  • maintain a distance of at least 1.5 m from persons outside your household;
  • avoid contact with vulnerable persons;
  • avoid busy places where you can't keep distance.

How long will my housemate with corona remain infectious?

Your housemate will be infectious as long as he/she has symptoms and for at least 7 days after the symptoms start. If, after those 7 days, your housemate has not had any symptoms for a period of 24 hours, then your housemate can no longer infect you or others. You should consult with the Municipal Public Health Service (GGD) about how infectious your housemate is if he or she is ill for longer than 7 days.

If your housemate had no symptoms when tested and also did not develop any symptoms afterwards, then we assume that your housemate is infectious up to and including 5 days after the test. 

Follow the general guidelines in force in the Netherlands for matters such as going to school or working. If you work in healthcare, then consult with your employer as to whether and when you may go back to work again. For more information, also go to and