New quarantine rules come into force in Hamburg | – News – Hamburg

Status: 01/15/2022 06:29 a.m

The new quarantine regulations for infected people and contact persons came into force in Hamburg on Saturday.

“In fact, we will implement 1:1 what the Federal Council has initiated,” Social Senator Melanie Leonhard (SPD) announced on Friday. The federal and state governments agreed on the new rules on January 7th. After the Bundestag and Bundesrat have approved the changes, the federal states are now implementing them in their corona containment ordinances.

Boosted contacts no longer have to be quarantined

The new quarantine rules stipulate that triple-vaccinated contact persons of corona infected people no longer have to go into quarantine. This also applies to those who have just been double-vaccinated and those who have recovered if the disease or the vaccination was less than three months ago.

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Quarantine is reduced to ten days

All other contact persons must remain in quarantine for 10 days – so far it was 14 days. This time can be shortened for people without symptoms after seven days with a negative PCR test or a certified rapid antigen test. For school and daycare children, they can test themselves as a contact person after five days of quarantine.

Also shortened isolation time for infected people

The isolation period for infected people will also be reduced from 14 to 10 days. After seven days, they can test themselves free with a negative PCR test or a certified rapid antigen test. Infected children can also test themselves free after seven days with a PCR test or a certified rapid antigen test. Employees in hospitals and care facilities need a PCR test in order to be tested free after seven days. They must also be symptom-free for at least two days beforehand.

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