Informatie voor nauwe contacten - niet-immuun - Engels
Please note! This information is important for unprotected close contacts of a person who has tested positive for corona.
You received this letter because you have been in close contact with someone who has corona. This letter and the appendix detail rules you have to keep to. This also applies to children who have been in close contact. It is perhaps not all that easy to adhere to these rules, but it is very important. This helps to prevent the people around you from getting infected.
You should immediately go into home quarantine.
According to our information, you have not had corona in the last six months and have also not been fully vaccinated. You can therefore still become ill. The municipal health service (GGD) has discussed this with you.
By staying at home, you minimise the likelihood of infecting others in case it turns out that you do have corona. The appendix contains the daily rules of behaviour for quarantine. If you need assistance when you are in quarantine, then read this folder containing additional explanations and tips.
If you become seriously ill and need medical assistance during your quarantine, you should immediately call your general practitioner and explain that you have been in close contact with someone who has corona.
Have yourself tested at the municipal health service (GGD) 5 days after your last contact with the person who has corona. This is to determine whether you may end your quarantine. If the test result is negative, then you may end the quarantine. Make an appointment for a test at the municipal health service (GGD) by calling 0800-2035.
Minimise your contacts
If you are no longer in quarantine, be extra careful for a period of 10 days after your last contact with the person who has corona: always maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 m from other persons, avoid crowded spaces, and avoid contact with vulnerable persons.
Closely monitor your health status. If you develop any symptoms associated with corona, such as:
- cold-like symptoms (nasal congestion, a runny nose, sneezing, a sore throat)
- 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 0800-2035. 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.
Follow the general guidelines in force in the Netherlands for matters such as going to school or working. If you work in the care sector, then consult with your employer as to whether and when you may go back to work again. For more information, also go to RIVM.nl and Rijksoverheid.nl.
Appendix: Rules behaviour
Rules of daily behaviour while you are in quarantine
It is important to follow these rules of behaviour. By doing so, you help to prevent the coronavirus from spreading further and infecting other persons around you.
1. You are a close contact of someone with corona and you are going into quarantine. The following rules of behaviour apply during the period that you are in quarantine.
Being in quarantine means that you remain at home and do not receive any visitors. At home, you keep a distance of 1.5 m from all the persons living in the house.
- You are not allowed to go outside, to school, the shops, or to work.
- Have others do your shopping for you or have everything delivered to your home.
- You can sit in your garden or on your balcony.
- You are not allowed to receive visitors, except for medical reasons (for example a GP or someone from the municipal health service).
- The only people who are allowed to be with you in your home are the people you live with. Keep a distance of 1.5 m from your housemates. So no hugging, kissing or having sex.
2. General hygiene rules during quarantine
The hygiene rules are intended to prevent infection insofar as possible.
- Use a paper tissue for coughing, blowing your nose, or sneezing. If you do not have a paper tissue to hand, you must cough sneeze in the fold of your elbow.
- Use the tissue only once, and dispose of it in a plastic bag after use. Wash your hands.
- Regularly wash your hands with water and soap. You should always do so:
- after coughing and sneezing;
- after going to the toilet;
- after cleaning and clearing up;
- before preparing food or eating food.
- Every day you should clean items you use frequently, such as the flush, the tap, doorknobs and light switches. Use an ordinary cleaning agent, and put the cleaning cloth into the laundry immediately after using it.