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Informatiebrief bij de LCI-richtlijn COVID-19 | Versie 7 september 2021 (voor versiebeheer zie Overzicht informatiebrieven)

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Information for those who have corona
 

Please note! This information is important for you.

Dear Sir/Madam,

You are receiving this letter because you have corona. this letter details rules you have to keep to. 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 also getting infected. The rules of daily behaviour for you and your housemates can be found at the bottom of this letter. It is important that everyone follows them. 

Isolating at home

To ensure that you do not spread corona further, you must immediately go into home isolation. If you need assistance when isolating, you can read this folder with more information and tips.

If you become seriously ill or need medical assistance during your isolation, call your general practitioner immediately and explain that you are in isolation for corona.

Ending your isolation

When you are allowed to end your isolation, depends on your symptoms and health. Below you can find in which situation you may end your isolation. During the contact tracing investigation, the Municipal Public Health Services (GGD) will talk to you about the situation that applies to you.
 

  • You may end your isolation after a minimum of 7 days have passed after the start of your symptoms and after 24 hours have passed without your having any symptoms associated with corona. If your symptoms continue, you may end your isolation after 14 days.
  • If your immune system has been weakened due to illness or medications, you may end your isolation 14 days after the start of your symptoms.
     

You may not have had any symptoms when you were tested. Below you can read in which situation you may then end your isolation.
 

  • If you are protected against corona and do not have any symptoms, you may end your isolation after 3 days. You are protected against corona if:
    • you received a second vaccination with a vaccine from AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna 14 days ago or earlier, or
    • you received 1 vaccination with one of these vaccines 14 days ago or earlier and you previously had corona, or
    • you received 1 vaccination with the Janssen vaccine 28 days ago or earlier, or
    • you had corona within the last 6 months (180 days), as confirmed by a positive corona test, for example at a testing facility of the municipal health service (GGD) but not via a self-test. 
  • 5 days after the test, if you still do not have any symptoms associated with corona. Then you can end your isolation after those 5 days. 
  • If you do develop symptoms associated with corona after the test, you must remain in isolation for a longer period. You may end your isolation after a minimum of 7 days have passed after the start of your symptoms and after 24 hours have passed without your having any symptoms associated with corona.
  • If you do develop symptoms associated with corona after the test and your immune system has been weakened due to illness or medications, you may end your isolation 14 days after the start of your symptoms.
     

If your situation is different or you have any questions about your isolation or your health, please call the GGD for more information.

Continue monitoring the general recommendations at Rijksoverheid.nl. Do so even after you are no longer in isolation.

Rules of daily behaviour during the time that you are in isolation

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 have corona and are going into isolation

The following rules of behaviour apply during the period that you are in home isolation. Going into home isolation means that you remain in your own room and also sleep there. Your housemates do not enter your room. You therefore have no contact with your housemates.

  • 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. You have no contact with your housemates. So no hugging, kissing or having sex.
  • Stay in your own room and also sleep there by yourself. Open the window in your room three times a day for periods of 15 minutes each to allow fresh air to come in.
  • If possible, use a separate toilet and bathroom for yourself. Clean it every day.
  • Use your own towels and your own toothbrush.
  • Put your laundry into a separate laundry basket. Launder it separately using a complete cycle at a minimum of 40° centigrade.
  • Use your own separate cutlery, plates, cups and glasses.
  • Wash your dishes separately, using washing-up liquid and hot water, or in the dishwasher on an extensive cleaning cycle.
  • Dispose of your waste in a separate waste bag in your own room. The waste bag can be disposed of together with the residual waste.
  • If you have a pet dog or cat, Then please read the recommendations on Pets and COVID-19.

2. General hygiene rules during isolation

These rules are important for everyone 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.