The Directorate of Health extends the recommendation on who should stay at home to all persons who have been in areas with persistent coronavirus infection.
This means that everyone who has been in areas with persistent infection should stay home for 14 days after returning home, regardless of whether they have symptoms or not, says Health Director Bjørn Guldvog.
– Don’t go to work or school
– Avoid traveling
– Do not take public transport
– Avoid other places where you can easily get close to others
– Avoid close contact with others
The recommendation is made on a precautionary basisWe must take into account vulnerable groups. There has been a great contagion pressure from, among other things, northern Italy and we want to contribute to further reduce the risk of infection, Guldvog elaborates.
The recommendation has retroactive effect.
That is, anyone who has returned from areas of persistent infection during the past fourteen days should stay home until it has passed fourteen days after returning home.
Alternative solutions for hand greeting
In addition, the Director of Health recommends all actors in the health and care service to find alternative solutions for hand-greeting, and that it is wise that we in all contexts exercise greater caution with hand-greeting and squeezing.
Through the dialogue with several municipalities, the Directorate of Health has received feedback that the councils that currently form the basis for assessing whether or not to implement an event are satisfactory and that there is currently no need to change them. This will be assessed on an ongoing basis.