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Information about Coronavirus disease COVID-19

I have been diagnosed with COVID-19

  • Stay at home!

  • The Health Board will call you as soon as possible. Please click here for the questions which the Health Board will ask you »
    Please think about your responses before the call takes place.

  • Contact your family physician.

  • If your condition deteriorates, contact your family physician or call the family physician advisory line on 1220.

  • Follow the rules for hand and respiratory hygiene.

  • If possible, use the HOIA app to highlight yourself as having been infected.

I am a close contact
 

  • Stay at home!

  • Contact your family physician.

  • You will have to self-isolate at home for fourteen days after the close contact incident, or after having taken a PCR test ten days after the close contact incident and being found negative for SARS-CoV-2. If you test negative you will receive an automated call, a text message from the Health Board, or an e-mail to notify you of your test results.

  • Monitor your health!

  • If you experience any symptoms, please immediately notify your family physician or call the family physician advisory line on 1220.

 

HOW CAN I PROTECT MYSELF FROM INFECTION?

  • Wash your hands
    Hands should be washed with soap under running water, hand disinfectants should be used if needed.
  • Wear a mask and observe good respiratory hygiene
    If you sneeze or cough, cover your nose and mouth with a single use tissue. Throw it into the bin immediately after, and then clean your hands. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (the inside of your elbow), but do not use your bare hand. 
  • Avoid contact
    Avoid contact with people. A distance of at least two metres must be kept with others, except for families.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • If you have a fever, are coughing and experiencing difficulty breathing, seek help in a timely manner. Call your general practitioner (GP). If you do not have access to a general practitioner, call the GP hotline at 1220

COVID-19 SYMPTOMS AND SPREAD

  • The main symptoms include headache, loss of smell, blocked nose, a cough, tiredness, muscular pain, a head cold, loss of taste, sore throat, and fever.
    Severe cases may also include breathing difficulties, chest pain, and/or speech and motor disorders. 
    The symptoms may be very mild, so please monitor your health carefully and contact your family physician even if you only experience mild symptoms.
  • The virus spreads from one person to another in the form of a droplet infection, primarily via close contact with individuals who are suspected of having been infected and who exhibit any symptoms which are characteristic of the virus, primarily a cough. 
  • The incubation period for the virus ranges from two to fourteen days, and lasting five days on average. An individual may be infectious for up to two days before they develop COVID-19 symptoms or before testing positive for SARS-CoV-2. The virus may also spread via contact with individuals who are suspected of having been infected and who only exhibit very mild symptoms.
  • The main measures for the prevention of the infection which is caused by coronaviruses include good hand hygiene, social distancing, wearing a mask, and avoiding touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unclean hands.

WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF SUSPECTED INFECTION?

The main COVID-19 symptoms include headache, cough, fever, breathing difficulties, throat pain, muscular pain, loss of taste, loss of smell, tiredness, and weakness.

If you experience any of the aforementioned symptoms, please self-isolate immediately and contact your family physician. As the symptoms of COVID-19 may be very mild, monitor your health condition carefully and contact your family physician or call the family physician advisory line (1220) even in the case of mild symptoms.

If you experience breathing difficulties or shortness of breath, call the emergency number: 112.

If you have any coronavirus-related questions, please call the Rescue Board’s free 24-hour crisis line: 1247.

 

Coronavirus questionnaire »
This short questionnaire will help assess your risk of being infected and provides recommendations based on your situation.

 

WHERE TO FIND INFORMATION?

The hotline ☎️ 1247 or +372 600 1247 (also for calls from abroad) to provide information
on issues related to coronavirus (24 h). 

In questions regarding health, please call the family physician advisory line ☎️ 1220 or 
+372 634 6630 (also for calls from abroad).

 Emergency number ☎️ 112 

If you have any questions, please send them to the Health Board via email: info@terviseamet.ee

Consular assistance hotline (24 h) ☎️ 5301 9999

 
 

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Last updated 30 November 2020