The Slovenia Times

Duration of self-isolation down to seven days as of today


Ljubljana - The duration of self-isolation in Slovenia is down from at least ten to seven days as of today. This will apply to most cases, provided they did not have fever or any other Covid symptoms 24 hours before the end of self-isolation and they test negative on the seventh day.

Self-isolation has been reduced for all people infected with coronavirus, except for those with weakened immune systems or those with a severe Covid-19 who are in need of hospital treatment.

If a person has fever on the sixth day of self-isolation or shows any other Covid symptoms, the self-isolation period will be extended.

Moreover, self-isolation will end after seven days if the person's rapid antigen test comes back negative on the seventh day. The test will have to be performed at an approved testing facility, meaning at-home self-tests will not suffice.

If the rapid test is positive on the seventh day, the person will need to keep self-isolating and do another test the following day until the tenth day, when self-isolation ends in line with the regime so far.

To ensure that the new protocol is extra safe, those who end isolaton after seven days will have to avoid socialising as much as possible for another three days after they stopped self-isolating, and use a FFP2 or surgical face masks.

For asymptomatic infected people, the self-isolation period starts on the day of the positive PCR test, whereas in the case of people with symptoms and a PCR confirmed infection, the first day of symptoms marks the start.

In accordance with the European Covid pass rules, the issuance of a QR code for those who have recovered from Covid is possible from the eleventh day after a positive PCR test.

The shortening of self-isolation comes after calls by business representatives who have been noting Covid-related staff shortages amid the huge Omicron wave.


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