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Do you have respiratory infection symptoms? Do as follows

At the moment, people with even mild symptoms of respiratory infection are advised to stay at home to recover and avoid contact with other people. Stay at home until you have no symptoms or until your symptoms have clearly improved. Contact with other people should be avoided for at least five days after the onset of symptoms.

You do not need to have an official COVID-19 laboratory test, but you can take a home test if you like. Usually, a positive home test result does not need to be confirmed by a laboratory test. If you have symptoms and you have gotten a negative home test result, you can take another home test in 2 to 3 days if symptoms persist.

If necessary, you can apply for sick leave according to the normal sick leave practices of your place of study or work.

If you experience severe symptoms such as shortness of breath and your general state of health grows worse, complete the Omaolo symptom assessment or call the Coronavirus Helpline, tel. 09 310 10024 (open every day at 8:00–18:00), and at other times, call the Medical Helpline, tel. 116 117.

See the more detailed current instructions for people with respiratory infection symptoms or coronavirus.

I was exposed to COVID-19. What should I do?

If you live with an infected person or have been in close contact with such a person, avoid unnecessary contact with people until 5 days have passed from the onset of symptoms of the infected person.

If possible, work remotely. If you have no symptoms at all, you can go to work but avoid unnecessary contact with people. When moving outside your home, wear a mask, maintain safe distances, remember to wash your hands and cough into your sleeve.

If you have symptoms, stay at home and follow the instructions above. You do not need to have an official COVID-19 laboratory test if you do not belong to one of the groups for whom testing is recommended.

As a rule, people infected with COVID-19 are not ordered to isolation and those exposed are not quarantined in the current epidemic situation.

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