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After recovery from COVID-19

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When isolation ends, you are no longer considered to be contagious. Isolation also ceases in those cases where others in your household are still in isolation or quarantine.

When isolation ends, you are no longer considered to be contagious. Isolation also ceases in those cases where others in your household are still in isolation or quarantine.


Although most people get mild respiratory tract symptoms, some continue to have symptoms such as loss of / altered sense of taste and smell, residual cough, shortness of breath and poor general condition. These usually improve after a while. To begin with, it can be helpful to alternate between rest and gentle physical activity, such as walking.

Some people have persistent symptoms over a longer period of time. If you have problems that limit your everyday life and do not improve, contact your doctor.

If you have difficulty breathing, or feel very unwell, you should call the out-of-hours medical service on 116 117, or call 113 if you need emergency help.

Immunity after COVID-19

Currently, there is a lack of reliable knowledge about the duration of immunity to SARS-CoV-2 infection after recovery. To date, knowledge shows that reinfection is still very rare during the first 6 months, and that when reinfection does occur, this is usually milder or without symptoms.

Should I still follow general recommendations?

As knowledge about reinfection and further transmission is still unclear, it is important that you continue to follow the local and national recommendations on physical distance, hand hygiene and staying at home if you are sick.

People who have undergone COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine for 6 months after documenting a positive test for SARS-CoV-2.

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