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I have been diagnosed with COVID-19

I am a close contact

  • Stay at home!

  • Contact your family physician.

  • Anyone who has come into close contact with a COVID-19 case must stay at home for ten days after the day on which they experienced that close contact.
    Following this, a COVID-19 test can be undertaken on the tenth day. Further information about this opportunity will be provided via an automated call from the Health Board or by text message or email.

  • Monitor your health!

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


  • Wash your hands
    Hands should be washed with soap under running water, hand disinfectants should be used if needed.
  • Wear a mask 
    Anyone who is aged at least twelve years and upwards is required to wear a mask on all public premises.
  • 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. 
  • Requirement for dispersal
    The requirement for dispersal mandates that indoors strangers must be kept at a reasonable distance for the purpose of containing the spread of the virus.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • COVID-19 vaccination
    By vaccinating against COVID-19 we can move towards returning to the regular order of life.
    Read more »


  • 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. 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.


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




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:





Last updated 25 November 2021