Tested positive for Corona: Who still has to be in isolation where?

The excitement surrounding Corona has clearly subsided.

Tested positive for Corona: Who still has to be in isolation where?

The excitement surrounding Corona has clearly subsided. Finally, the pandemic was declared over. However, infections continue to occur. Dealing with victims in the individual federal states is different. Read here who still has to go into isolation and where.

Low numbers of corona infections, mild courses of the disease and favorable forecasts mean that one or the other infection protection measure is no longer necessary. As of today, companies and administrations are released from the Corona occupational safety measures. And on the bus and train, the obligation to wear a mask has also been eliminated. Irrespective of this, the mask requirement in medical and nursing facilities nationwide continues to apply until April 7th. It is not suspended to protect vulnerable groups.

The federal states of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland and Schleswig-Holstein had already abolished the obligation to isolate people who tested positive. And those affected in Hamburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower Saxony, Bremen, Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony and Thuringia (in the last two from February 3rd) no longer have to stay at home for days or hope for a negative test result after five days before they can go outside again. Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania does not want to follow until the beginning of March. In these federal states, mandatory protective measures for those who have tested positive take the place of the obligation to isolate.

Anyone who works in healthcare facilities, integration assistance, old people's and nursing facilities and outpatient nursing services may only resume their work if a negative rapid or PCR test is available or the positive test result has a value greater than 30, such as consumer advice centers .de informed. The test can be taken on day five at the earliest. You must have been symptom-free for 48 hours beforehand.

In the case of a corona infection, however, residents of the federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg have to stay at home until further notice. With a negative self-test, they can test themselves free after five days and take part in life again.

The respective mandatory protective measures such as wearing an FFP-2 mask outside the home or bans on entering and working in facilities such as hospitals, old people’s and nursing homes can be found in the respective state regulations. Here you are:

Regardless of the current regulations, it is strongly recommended that if you have a corona infection with symptoms as before, you should stay at home and take sick leave.

Apart from that, corona infected people without symptoms are also contagious, which applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated people. And so, if they do not comply with the protective measures, they can endanger vulnerable people. It is therefore advisable to continue to wear a mask in closed rooms (outside your own home).