Special precaution due to COVID-19

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Special Precautions are recommended if you have been exposed to COVID-19.

You are considered exposed if you have been in contact with or in the same place as someone who then was diagnosed with COVID-19 one or two days later. The day you were in contact with the infected person is called the day of exposure.

Those exposed to COVID-19 could be infected themselves and they are encouraged to follow Special Precautions for 5 days to protect others. However, after a confirmed infection in the last 6 months, the risk of re-infection is considered low.


Special Precautions for 5 days after exposure means:

  • Should avoid, as much as possible, places where many people gather.
  • Should wear a facemask if in a crowd or around unrelated people.
  • It is fine to attend work or school.
  • It is fine to seek necessary services, e.g. health care and fetch supplies at stores.
  • It is fine to use public transport.
  • Should not visit health care facilities, including nursing homes, unless the visit is important due to special circumstances.
  • Should avoid contact with people who are at increased risk of severe illness if they become infected with COVID-19.
  • Exercise caution and pay special attention to personal infection control: Respect physical distancing from unrelated people, use a facemask, pay attention to ventilation and hand cleaning.
  • Pay close attention to symptoms and if symptoms occur, go for a COVID-19 test immediately.

Main symptoms of COVID-19:
 Fever, cough, cold symptoms, sore throat, weakness, tiredness, headache, bone/muscle aches, sudden change of sense of smell or taste, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

A COVID-19 test because of symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 can be ordered at Heilsuvera Mínar síður, or if you do not have electronic ID from Heilsuvera web chat. Otherwise call your health center during daytime hours, or outside daytime hours Læknavaktin at 1700 (+354 544 4113). Rapid antigen test results are sent via message in Heilsuvera or by email, usually the same day. You can also check the status of your test at visit.covid.is.

Information about COVID-19 at covid.is.


Fyrst birt 02.07.2021
Síðast uppfært 02.05.2022

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