Positive for Covid-19: what duration of isolation must be respected?

If you have the Covid, you must now isolate yourself. But the times are changing depending on your vaccination schedule.

The Covid-19 pandemic has not finished bothering us: as of January 13, 2022, there were more than 300,000 contaminations per day. More and more French people have covid, and thus ask themselves a crucial question: how long should I isolate myself?

On the official website of the public service, the rules are explained and regularly updated. Here’s what to follow as an isolation protocol if you have covid, depending on your vaccination status.

Remember the rules to have a diagram complete vaccine. From January 15, 2022, your health pass will no longer be valid if you have not completed your booster dose, within a maximum of 7 months after your last injection (or your infection).

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Isolation rule if you have a complete vaccination schedule

You have had a test and you are positive or positive for covid.

  • Isolate yourself immediately
  • On D + 5 based on your positive test or your first symptoms: repeat a PCR or antigen test.

Three options then:

  • If he is negative and you have no symptoms for 48 hours, you can get out of isolation
  • If he is negative and still have symptoms for 48 hours, wait two more days
  • If he is positiveyou have to wait two more days

On D + 7, you can get out of isolation without retesting

Isolation rule if you do not have a complete vaccination schedule

You have had a test and you are positive or positive for covid.

  • Isolate yourself immediately
  • On D + 7 based on your positive test or your first symptoms: repeat a PCR or antigen test.

Three options then:

  • If he is negative and you have no symptoms for 48 hours, you can get out of isolation
  • If he is negative and still have symptoms for 48 hours, wait three more days
  • If he is positive, you have to wait three more days

At D + 10, you can come out of solitary confinement without retesting.

If after 10 days you still have a fever, you should consult your doctor.


Source: Numerama by www.numerama.com.

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