Covid, how long do quarantine and isolation last? When to swab

When to swab: Covid positive and close contact

Rome, 12 January 2022 – Also in the new year i Covid infections in Italy (here today’s bulletin) continue to run and yesterday they recorded a new record. Between currently positive, over two million, and close contacts there are many people who, even in the light of the new ones rules his forty e isolation they ask themselves when to do the molecular swab /quick. Measurements vary by vaccination status (full course, healing and third dose). And they are also different for the school.

Molecular swab, quick or do it yourself: here’s when to do them

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Here is a guide on when to swab and when not needed:

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  • I know I’m not vaccinated or have completed the vaccination / recovery course from more than 4 months: after at least 10 days of isolation and three days without symptoms
  • If I have received the third dose or completed the vaccination / recovery from less than 4 months: after at least 10 days of isolation and three days without symptoms

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  • I know I’m not vaccinated or have completed the vaccination / recovery course from more than 4 months: after at least 10 days of isolation
  • If I have received the third dose or completed the vaccination / recovery from less than 4 months: after at least 7 days of isolation

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  • I know I’m not vaccinated, vaccinated with one dose, or with two doses for less than 14 days: after 10 days from the last contact with the positive
  • If I have completed the vaccination / recovery from more than 4 months: after 5 days from the last contact with the positive
  • If I have received the third dose or completed the vaccination / recovery from less than 4 months: the tampon must be done sonly in the case of appearance of symptoms and, if still symptomatic, on the fifth day following the date of the last close contact

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The rules are different for the school:

  • Primary school: in the presence of one or more positives swab after 10 days of quarantine
  • Primary / elementary school: in the presence of a positive activity in the presence, but swab as soon as possible and to be repeated after 5 days. In the presence of at least two swab positives after 10 days of quarantine
  • Secondary school (middle and high school): in the presence of a positive no buffer, but self-monitoring. In the presence of two positives: for those who are not vaccinated or have received the second dose / recovery for more than four months, a swab is needed after 10 days of quarantine; for those who have received the third dose o completed the vaccination / recovery cycle for less than 4 months, no swab is needed, only self-monitoring. If there are three or more positives: the close contact rules above apply

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Carrying out an antigenic or molecular buffer remains valid for obtaining the green pass base, valid for under 50 for access to workplaces. We remind you that the basic pass is no longer sufficient for:

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  • Access to bars and restaurants (nenache at the counter and outdoors), hotels and accommodation facilities, gyms and swimming pools and wellness / spa centers, cinemas, theaters, museums and concerts, means of transport (including local public), ski lifts in the ski areas, parties, stadiums and sports halls, as visitors to health, social-health and residential facilities
  • Carry out team and contact sports even outdoors

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