The Public Health Department has announced immediate changes, as of Tuesday 12 October 2021, in the protocol required isolation & quarantine periods of fully vaccinated negative and known COVID-19 positive households.
- Positive cases isolating by themselves would be eligible for testing on day 11 of isolation and will be released if tested negative for COVID-19.
- Fully vaccinated household members (in known positive & negative households): if all are vaccinated persons, they would be eligible for testing on day 11 (along with a positive case, if applicable) and will be released by Public Health once everyone in the household test negative for COVID-19.
- Unvaccinated household members: If unvaccinated, you will test on day 15 along (along with the positive case, if applicable) and will be released once everyone in the household test negative for COVID-19.
- Combination household of vaccinated & unvaccinated – weather positive or negative: If a household member is fully vaccinated (ie: parent of a child under vaccination age), the individual would be eligible for an exit test on day 11.
- If the person tests negative, they are to email their negative result to email@example.com to verify and to be released by Public Health.
- Once the vaccinated person is released from quarantine, they cannot go back into the home until the other household members have tested negative and released. (ie: this means, the person released on day 11 must stay elsewhere and not reenter the household with the quarantined individuals.)