Bone and muscle aches
Digestive system symptoms (especially in children)
Sudden loss of sense of smell and taste
It is important that you immediately request testing no matter how mild the symptoms seem to be.
Stay at home and register immediately for testing on My pages (Mínar síður) on Heilsuvera. If you do not have a Digital certificate, you can contact your local healthcare centre by telephone or contact the on call medical hotline 1700 or the Heilsuvera online chat. It is important that you conduct yourself as in isolation until you receive confirmation that you are not infected. You should not, under any circumstances, visit your healthcare centre, the LSH Emergency Unit or the Læknavaktin (out-of-hours medical assistance service) if you have symptoms.
Take care to avoid close contact with the person in question. Advise the person in question to be tested and to remain in isolation until cleared.
Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds each time with water and soap.
Disinfect your hands regularly with hand disinfectant, particularly if you come into contact with surfaces that many persons touch.
Avoid touching your face, particularly your eyes, nose and mouth.
If you need to cough or sneeze, do so into your elbow or use a disposable handkerchief. This will prevent droplets on your hands. Take care that you do not cough or sneeze onto others.
Limit close contact with other people, such as handshakes and hugs.
Use a mask in locations where it is not possible to maintain social distancing guidelines. Masks are an important addition to personal infection prevention but do not replace hand washing and other infection prevention measures. Moist and dirty masks are of no use.
Avoid interacting with people who have flu symptoms.
Common surface areas should be cleaned more often, and/or disinfect your hands after cleaning surfaces such as:
Handrails and door handles/knobs
Counters and point of sale devices
Shared coffee dispensers and facilities in workplace cafeterias