Have you been exposed to COVID-19?

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Here are instructions on what to do if you have been exposed to coronavirus disease.

If you have been exposed, here’s what you should do

  • Don’t meet people in close contact unless you have to. Going to work, school, grocery store and a doctor's appointment are deemed as necessary transactions. Work from home if possible.
  • Observe good cough, sniffle, and hand hygiene.
  • Wear a mask if you are 12 years old or older.
  • If you develop symptoms, stay at home. If you want, you can do a coronavirus home test. 
    • If the test is positive, see instructions here.

For how long should I avoid social contacts?

  • Avoid unnecessary social contacts for five days from the moment of exposure.
  • If you have been exposed to a person with a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result living in the same household, avoid unnecessary social contacts for five days from the moment the infected person's symptoms began.
  • If a person with a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result living in the same household has had no symptoms, avoid unnecessary social contacts for five days from the moment the infected person took the COVID-19 test.
  • If you develop symptoms, stay at home. If you want, you can do a coronavirus home test. 
    • If the test is positive, see instructions here.
       

Quarantine order

Vantaa Communicable Diseases and Infection Control unit will not separately place everybody exposed to coronavirus in quarantine.
Infection tracing is mainly carried out in high COVID-19 risk housing units, nursing homes and health-care units. 

People exposed to COVID-19 in other situations will no longer be placed in quarantine consistent with the Communicable Diseases Act.

This applies to also those professionals that have not been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Infectious disease allowance

Persons who have been placed in quarantine by the Communicable Diseases and Infection Control unit, can receive infectious disease allowance.

Read about the infectious disease allowance on Kela's website.

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