The Ministry of Health has decided to shorten the isolation and quarantine period for fully vaccinated people who test positive for COVID-19 starting today, January 17.
The terms for infected vaccinated individuals with mild or asymptomatic cases will be 8 days. Individuals must also have been fever-free for 24 hours and have reduced symptoms as well.
After isolation, it is strongly recommended individuals wear a mask for the next 5 days.
Fully vaccinated individuals and individuals who have only received the first dose of a vaccine who are exposed to COVID-19 will be exempt from quarantine starting 2 weeks after their last dose and for the next 90 days.
The unvaccinated are still recommended to stay in quarantine for 8 days after coming into contact with someone with the virus and to use a mask for a period of 9 - 12 days.