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ALGORITHM OF ACTIONS FOR PERSONS IN CONTACT WITH COVID-19 PATIENTS


According to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine "On quarantine to prevent the spread of acute respiratory disease SARS-CoV-2 in Ukraine, and stages of mitigation of anti-epidemic measures" persons who had contact with a patient with a confirmed case of COVID-19 are OBLIGATORY FOR A PERIOD OF 14 DAYS.


The decision on self-isolation of contact persons is made by the family doctor after carrying out epidemiological investigation. For the period of self-isolation a certificate of incapacity for work is issued, which is paid in the amounts and in the manner prescribed by law for persons recognized as temporarily incapacitated due to illness. During self-isolation, daily temperature measurement and complaint assessment are recommended. In addition, industry standards in the field of health care establish the need for PCR testing of contact persons on the first and fourteenth days or ELISA IgM testing on the fourteenth day. Testing is performed by a doctor and a nurse who provide primary care. The doctor also enters information about people who need self-isolation in the electronic service "Act at home".


The contact person is determined by:
  • A person living in the same household (apartment, house) with a patient with COVID-19.
  • A person who had direct physical contact with a patient with COVID-19 (e.g. handshake, hugs).
  • A person who has had unprotected (without the use of personal protective equipment) contact with mucous secretions from the airways of a patient with COVID-19 (for example, being in the patient's area while coughing, or touching used wipes with his hands).
  • A person who has been in contact with a patient with COVID-19 at a distance of up to 1 meter for 15 minutes or more, provided NOT the use of personal protective equipment (masks, gloves).
  • A person who was in a closed environment (auditorium, office, room) with a patient with COVID-19 at a distance of up to 1 meter for 15 minutes or more.
  • Employees of health care facilities, laboratories, pathology and forensic bureaus who worked with the patient with COVID-19.
  • Contact in the plane within two seats with a patient with COVID-19.

  • If you have been in contact with a patient with COVID-19, you need to urgently call your family doctor, who will arrange the necessary examination and issuance of a sick leave for the period of self-isolation.