You can visit the HSE's latest information on all Covid19 related queries at COVID-19 (coronavirus) - HSE.ie  Reach out to the Covid Sickness Unit (Email Covid.SicknessCork@mtu.ie if you need further guidance on any matters.

Managing Covid19 Related Absence

COVID-19 - What to do if you are a close contact or test positive for COVID-19

Summary of HSE guidelines (as per 24/01/2022)

 

Situation

Scenarios

Action

Asymptomatic close contact of person with COVID-19

1)      Had COVID-19 since December 1st 2021

 

 

·        Not required to restrict movements or do testing unless become symptomatic.

 

2)      7 days post booster vaccine dose OR completed primary vaccination schedule AND had COVID-19 within the last 3 months

 

·        Not required to restrict movements.

·        Wear an FFP2 mask or medical grade mask (surgical mask) for 10 full days.

·        Perform three antigen tests over 7 days.

 

3)      As no. 2 above but if it is not feasible for your close contact to self-isolate (i.e. a child)

 

 

·        Not required to restrict movements.

·        Wear an FFP2 mask or medical grade (surgical) mask for 14 full days

·        Perform 6 antigen tests over 14 days

 

4)      Asymptomatic close contacts who have either;

NOT received their booster vaccine OR

NOT had COVID-19 within the last 3 months

 

·        Restrict movements for a full 7 full days.

·        Wear an FFP2 mask or medical grade mask (surgical mask) for 10 full days.

·        Perform three antigen tests over 7 days.

 

5)      As no. 4 above but it is not feasible for your close contact to self-isolate (i.e. a child)

 

·        Restrict movements for 14 full days

·        Wear an FFP2 mask or medical grade mask (surgical mask) for 14 full days

Perform 6 antigen tests over 14 days

Symptoms of

COVID-19

 

 

·        Self -isolate and get tested

Positive COVID-19 (PCR or antigen)

 

·        Self-isolate for 7 full days from date of symptom onset, or if asymptomatic from the date of positive test result

 

Symptoms of COVID-19 and negative test (PCR or antigen) and NOT a close contact.

 

 

·        Restrict movements at home until 48 hours after your symptoms have substantially or fully resolved

 

Please notify the Covid19 Sickness Management Unit if you are absent due to Covid19


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