Informatiebrief nauwe contacten - niet-immuun - Engels

Informatiebrief bij de LCI-richtlijn COVID-19 | Versie 3 augustus 2021 (voor versiebeheer zie Overzicht informatiebrieven)

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Information for close contacts - without immunity

Please note! This information is important for you.

Dear Sir/Madam,

You have received this letter because you were in close contact with someone who has corona. This letter details the 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.

In quarantine

You should immediately go home and stay in 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 Public Health Services (GGD) have 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 while in quarantine, please read this folder.

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 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, you may end the quarantine. Make an appointment for a test at the GGD by calling 0800-2035.

Minimise your contacts

After leaving quarantine, you should be extra careful for a period of 10 days after your last contact with the person who has corona: maintain social distancing of 1.5 m, avoid congested places, and avoid contact with vulnerable persons. If you work in the care sector, you should consult with your employer or company medical officer about the measures you have to take during your work.


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)
  • coughing
  • tightness of the chest or shortness of breath
  • a high temperature or a fever
  • sudden loss of smell and/or taste

You should immediately make an appointment for a test at the GGD by calling 0800-2035. Do so also if you have previously tested negative or if you develop symptoms again. Never do a self-test if you have any symptoms.

Follow the general guidelines in force in the Netherlands for matters such as going to school or working. For more information also go to and

Rules of daily behaviour during quarantine

Rules of daily behaviour during the time that you are quarantining

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. These are the rules of behaviour that apply during your 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. These rules are important for everyone who is a close contact of someone with corona.

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.