Informatiebrief positief getest persoon - Engels

Information letter with illustrations to accompany the LCI COVID-19 guidelines | Version of 5 January 2021 (for version management see Overview of information letters

1. following positive test | 2. housemates | 3. close contacts | 4. other contacts
Nederlands (eenvoudige taal met afbeeldingen):
1. positief getest persoon | 2. huisgenoten | 3. nauwe contacten | 4. overige contacten

Letter following positive coronavirus test


Dear Sir/Madam,

You are receiving this letter because you have coronavirus.
Please read this letter carefully. This letter details the rules you have to keep to.

You must stay at home because you may be infectious to others. All the people who live with you must also stay at home. You may have infected them with coronavirus. Staying at home will prevent the virus from spreading any further.

When are you allowed to go outside and receive visitors again?

You are only allowed to leave your home and receive visitors if you:


  • have not had any coronavirus symptoms for a period of 24 hours;
  • AND 7 days have passed since your symptoms started.
  • OR, if you have not had any symptoms, for 5 days after the test.


Some people are not allowed to go outside and receive visitors until at least 14 days after they became ill. Contact the Municipal Health Service (GGD) to determine when you are allowed to go outside again.

If you need medical attention, do not visit your GP or the hospital. Call your doctor first. Explain that you have coronavirus and that you are at home.

Once you are allowed to leave your house again, follow the general coronavirus measures. Visit for more information.

If you have any questions, please call your local municipal health service or visit the Coronavirus COVID-19 web page at If you need help with having to quarantine at home due to coronavirus, please study the help and assistance when quarantining at home brochure at

Rules in the event you have coronavirus

Anyone who lives with you will receive a different letter with rulesIt is important that they follow the rules to prevent the spread of the virus.

Stay at home and do not receive any visitors

  • You are not allowed to go outside, to school, to the shops or to work.
  • You are allowed to sit in your garden or on your balcony.
  • You are not allowed to receive any visitors, except for medical reasons (e.g. GP, GGD, etc.).
  • Only people who live with you are allowed to be in your house.

2 afbeeldingen: niet naar dokter, bellen naar dokter

How should I deal with the people who live with me?

3 afbeeldingen: thuis blijven, 1,5 meter afstand, raam open frisse lucht

  • Stay in your own room as much as possible. Sleep alone and in your own room.
  • Your housemates should stay away from your room as much as possible.
  • You should stay away from your housemates as much as possible.
  • You must stay at least 1.5 metres away from others in your household. That means no hugging, no kissing, and no sex.
  • Use separate utensils, plates, cups and glasses.
  • Use your own toothbrush.
  • Use your own towels.
  • If you have multiple bathrooms and toilets in the house,
    use a different toilet and bathroom than your housemates.
  • If you share a toilet and bathroom with others,
    clean them every day.
  • Open a window in the rooms you are in for 30 minutes several times a day to let fresh air in.

Cough and sneeze into your elbow and wash your hands

3 afbeeldingen: papieren zakdoekjes, hoesten in elleboog, handen wassen

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water. Always wash your hands:
    • after coughing or sneezing;
    • after going to the toilet;
    • after cleaning and tidying;
    • before eating and cooking.
  • Cough into a paper handkerchief.
  • If you do not have a paper handkerchief, cough into your elbow.
  • Use a paper handkerchief only once, and dispose of it in a waste bin after use. Wash your hands afterwards.

Keep your room clean

3 afbeelingen: lichtknopje en deurklink, handen wassen, raam open frisse lucht

  • Stay in a separate room as much as possible.
  • Open a window in the rooms you are in for 30 minutes several times a day to let fresh air in.
  • Clean the bathroom and toilet every day. Also clean the faucet, light switches and doorknobs.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water afterward.

Keep your house clean

3 afbeeldingen: schoonmaken met bleek, lichtknopje en deurklink, handen wassen

  • Clean your own room and bathroom if possible. The people who live with you should clean the other rooms in the house.
  • Every day you should clean items you use frequently, such as the flush, doorknobs and light switches.
  • Clean using ordinary cleaning agents. 
  • Put the cleaning cloth in the wash straight away after use. Wash the cleaning cloth at 40 degrees or more.
  • Then wash your hands with soap and water.

Keep things clean

  • Make sure nobody comes into contact with your faeces, saliva, mucous, sweat or urine.
  • Store your dirty laundry in a separate basket.
  • Set your washing machine to 40 °C or hotter.
  • Select a full washing cycle and use regular laundry detergent.
  • Wash your dishes in the dishwasher on an extended cycle or wash them with detergent and hot water separately from other dishes.
  • Dispose of your waste in a separate waste bag in your own room. The bag can be thrown out with the regular waste.