Isolation and quarantine because of corona – this now applies in nrw

Since mid-January, shorter isolation and quarantine periods have been in effect in NRW for anyone who has been infected with Corona or who has contact with someone who is ill. An overview.

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Since mid-January, people infected with Corona and those who have had contact with infected people have been able to end their isolation or quarantine earlier than before. By amending the Corona Test and Quarantine Ordinance, the NRW state government had implemented the decisions of the Conference of Minister Presidents. Here is an overview of the most important regulations. The decree with all details can be downloaded from the website of the NRW Ministry of Health.

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Infected must, as soon as they have a positive result of a rapid test or PCR test, generally go into isolation for ten days. Calculated from symptom onset or the rapid or PCR test. If one is not symptom-free after the ten days, the isolation must still be continued.

As an infected person, you can independently shorten the ten days to seven days if you are symptom-free for at least 48 hours beforehand. A negative official rapid test or PCR test is required for curtailment. For PCR tests, a test with a CT value above 30 is also sufficient to terminate isolation.

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Contact persons living in the same household of an infected person must also be quarantined. This also generally lasts for ten days – calculated from the onset of symptoms or positive testing of the infected person. Quarantine can also be shortened to seven days with an official negative rapid or PCR test.

Of the quarantine requirement for contacts there are Many exceptions, among others for triple vaccinated people. All the details are available at this link:

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