The Danish health authorities’ guidelines have been updated with regards to isolation for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and for close contacts.
The new protocols, regardless of vaccination status, are:
If you have significant symptoms such as fever, sore throat, persistent cough or sneezing, difficulty breathing, with a general sense of being sick:
- Self-isolate and get a PCR-test as soon as possible.
- If you test positive you must remain in isolation for at least 4 days. After this, you can break isolation even if you have mild symptoms, such as a runny nose, a scratchy throat, a mild cough.
If you test positive with an antigen test or PCR-test AND have no or mild symptoms:
- Self-isolate for 4 days from the time you were tested.
- If your first test was an antigen test, you must get a PCR-test as soon as possible.
- If your first test was a PCR-test, you do not have to self-isolate while you wait for your test result.
- If you develop significant symptoms you must remain in isolation until your symptoms are no longer severe (meaning that you have mild or no symptoms), and no less than 4 days from the date of testing.
If you share a household or have been intimate with someone who has tested positive:
- You are recommended to take an antigen test or PCR-test 3 days after the positive person was tested with an antigen or PCR-test (which ever came first).
- If you develop mild or significant symptoms, you should self-isolate and get a PCR-test as soon as possible.
- If you tested positive within the last 12 weeks, you are not recommended to get tested, unless you are showing symptoms.
You are not required to isolate.
- You are recommended to take a self-test or antigen test 3 days after the positive person was tested.
- You are not required to isolate.