The homemates of a person with coronavirus must now also be quarantined for ten days, even if they have been vaccinated or have already contracted the coronavirus. This also applies to children aged 0-4 years and people who have been in close contact with an infected person. This is stated in the stricter guidelines published by RIVM today.
Until today, people who had already contracted the coronavirus or had been vaccinated did not have to be quarantined if their roommate tested positive. They only had to be tested at GGD on the fifth day. Children 0 to 4 years of age were also excluded.
RIVM is now tightening isolation and quarantine guidelines due to the advance of the omikron variant. Housemates and close contacts of an infected person are also not allowed in large groups or in crowded places for the first 10 days after last contact and contact with people at risk should be avoided. However, in the case of a negative GGD test, quarantine may end on the fifth day after the last contact with the infected person.
Anyone who has tested positive once in the past eight weeks does not need to be quarantined or tested. According to the RIVM, they may still have enough antibodies in their bodies.
The stricter guidelines do not apply to health care workers who have worked with protective equipment. International flight crew members are allowed to self-quarantine after the fifth day.
The isolation bases are aligned. From now on, everyone who has tested positive, with and without complaints, is advised to undergo isolation for seven days after testing positive. Persons without complaints who still have complaints during isolation must be in isolation again for seven days.
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