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Special precaution

Special precaution is used when an individual has been informed of possible exposure to COVID-19 but quarantine is not considered necessary. The individual may have had contact with or frequented the same place as an individual subsequently diagnosed with COVID-19, but proximity has been minimal.

Special precaution is not a formally dictated quarantine, but it is important to be careful and pay special attention to personal infection control: It is okay to attend work or school and run necessary errands, but keep in mind that infection is not ruled out and infection prevention is designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

During special precaution, it is preferable to:

Pay special attention to personal infection control.
Avoid crowded places unnecessarily and skip crowded events.
Be alert for symptoms and go for a PCR test if they are noticed.
Let the workplace or school know that you are in infection prevention.

During special precaution, it is preferable not to:

Have contact with vulnerable individuals, including the elderly and people with underlying diseases.
Be in crowded places unnecessarily or attend crowded events.

Rapid Antigen Test

Those who are exercising infection prevention due to their proximity to an infected individual are obliged to take a rapid antigen test on the first and fourth day. By registering for infection prevention, you will automatically be registered for a rapid antigen test and receive a bar code for it. Here you can find information about opening hours and testing locations, but you can come at any time during opening hours.

Results from the rapid antigen test are received via text message. You can follow the status of your test here. If the result of the rapid antigen test has not been received after 1 hour, you can check with Heilsuvera using their online chat. If the test result on the fourth day is negative, you are free from infection prevention but still need to be alert for symptoms for 10 days afterwards.

Main COVID-19 symptoms: Fever, cough, cold symptoms, sore throat, weakness, fatigue, bone pain, headache, sudden change in smell and taste, vomiting and diarrhea.

Individuals with COVID-19 symptoms should get tested as soon as possible. Do not go to the healthcare centre without contacting them first.

You can order a symptoms testing with electronic ID on My Pages at heilsuvera.is. Otherwise, testing can be ordered from the healthcare centre during daytime working hours, or outside daytime working hours at Læknavaktin on 1700. Call 112 in emergencies.

To be kept in mind:

The results of the test are received by text, and it is important to check the result that is received. You can also check your results online by using the bar code you receive. If the result is positive, you need to undergo isolation and you will be contacted by phone as soon as possible. Information and online chat can be found at covid.is.

In the event of a negative test result, it is still necessary to be alert for symptoms that may occur for 14 days after infection prevention begins.

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