Special precaution is used when an individual has been notified of possible exposure to COVID-19 but quarantine is not considered necessary. The person may have been exposed if s/he was at the same place or in contact with another person later diagnosed with COVID-19. That day is called exposure day. A notification on possible exposure can come from:
The Contact Tracing Team: the person is fully vaccinated and the exposure is/was minimum.
The Rakning C-19 app.
Please note that special precaution is not a formal quarantine, but it is very important to excercise caution and pay special attention to personal infection preventions.
Limit contact with vulnerable individuals and others as much as possible.
Watch closely for symptoms. If symptoms occur, get tested immediately.
Main symptoms of COVID-19: Fever, cough, cold symptoms, sore throat, weakness, tiredness, bone pain, sudden change of sense of smell and taste, vomiting and diarrhea.
People with symptoms of COVID-19 should go immediately for testing. A test can be ordered on Heilsuvera. Those with symptoms should not show up at a health care center or doctor´s office without first contacting the office.
If you have electronic ID you can order a test through Mínar síður at heilsuvera.is
If you do not have electronic ID, you can order a test from a health center during daytime hours, or outside daytime hours at Læknavaktinn at 1700 (+354 544 4113). In an emergency, call 112.
If the test results are negative (the virus was not found), results will be sent via text message. If the test results have not been received within 24 hours, the test is negative. You can check the status of your test at visit.covid.is . If the result is positive (virus is found), you will be contacted by phone. A positive result always leads to isolation, irrelevant of vaccination status. Information and a web chat for questions are available here in the right bottom corner.