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I have coronavirus with symptoms

Are your symptoms severe?

Contact your health professional

Your advice

You need to self-isolate. Avoid infecting others by staying home. Remember to keep your distance to prevent infecting the people you live with.

There's no need to test at the GGD; a positive self-test is enough. This also applies to healthcare workers.

Your overview

Start symptoms(Thursday, September 22)

Today(Thursday, September 22)

Self‑isolate at home. When you have coronavirus you must self-isolate (not self-quarantine) to avoid spreading the virus to the people you live with. See the self‑isolation rules(opens external website) (information in Dutch) or watch this video(opens external website) (in Dutch).

Day 5(Tuesday, September 27)

If you have been free of all COVID‑19 symptoms for 24 hours, this is the last day you have to self‑isolate. You may go out of isolation tomorrow.

Please stick to the following advice for 10 days after your positive (self) test or the first day you had symptoms.

  • Avoid close contact with people who have a greater chance of becoming seriously ill from corona as much as possible.
  • Apply general hygiene measures.

If you still have symptoms, continue to self‑isolate until you are for a least 24 hours. If you still have symptoms after 10 days you may also end your self-isolation period.

You do not have to do a (second) self-test to determine whether you can stop self-isolation. If you did take a test and you have questions about it, click for .

Are you a healthcare professional working within a hospital? Then other measures apply: see here(opens external website) for the FMS guideline (only available in Dutch).

Also check

Need a recovery certificate?

If you're not vaccinated, you'll need a recovery certificate in some cases. Book an appointment at the GGD if you need one.

Want to know what you need a recovery certificate for? Read here(opens external website).

  • Book an appointment at the GGD(opens external website)

Inform your contacts

  1. Determining contagiousness

    First determine on which days you were contagious. It matters whether or not you had .

    • I had (mild) symptoms

      Anyone with whom you have been in from 2 days before the first symptoms started until now may be infected and should be warned.

    • I had no symptoms

      Then you choose the date that the corona test was conducted and you inform everyone with whom you have been in from that day untill 5 days later.

  2. Inform your contacts

    You tested positive for COVID-19 after an encounter with someone else. You may have been contagious during the encounter. It could be the person(s) you saw need to test themselves too.

Inform contacts? Send them a link to this page. So your contacts can do the check to know where they stand.

More tips

5 tips for caring for your pet if you have coronavirus5 tips for stocking up on groceries or medication4 tips to avoid infecting housemates

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