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Cologne: There are new quarantine rules – for whom a reduction is possible 

2022-01-14T15:47:30.897Z

Cologne: There are new quarantine rules – for whom a reduction is possible  Created: 01/14/2022, 16:43 By: Oliver Schmitz You can shorten your quarantine with a negative corona test – but not with everyone. (Iconic image) © Sebastian Gollnow/dpa The city of Cologne has decided to introduce the quarantine rules made at the MPK. This shortens isolation for many. The state of North Rhine-Westphal



Cologne: There are new quarantine rules – for whom a reduction is possible 

Created: 01/14/2022, 16:43

By: Oliver Schmitz

You can shorten your quarantine with a negative corona test – but not with everyone.

(Iconic image) © Sebastian Gollnow/dpa

The city of Cologne has decided to introduce the quarantine rules made at the MPK.

This shortens isolation for many.

The state of North Rhine-Westphalia is still waiting.

Cologne – Cologne does not want to wait for the state government: Even before the introduction for the whole of North Rhine-Westphalia, the cathedral city decided to implement the change in quarantine rules decided at the last MPK.

Accordingly, “the Cologne health department has been implementing the new quarantine regulation decided by the federal government since the beginning of this week,” the city announced on Friday (January 14).

This means that quarantine or isolation ends after ten days at the latest, but it can also be done much earlier in some cases.

Quarantine reduction in Cologne: These rules now apply to infected people in isolation

  • For general population

    : Isolation can be terminated early after seven days with a PCR test or rapid antigen test.

    Otherwise it ends automatically after ten days.

  • For people in systemically relevant professions (e.g. clinics or nursing homes)

    :

    Infected people can end the isolation with a mandatory PCR test after seven days.

    In addition, you must have been free of symptoms of illness for at least 48 hours.

  • For children and young people (day care center or school)

    : If they fall ill themselves with Corona, they can only end the self-isolation after seven days with a PCR test or a "high-quality" rapid antigen test.

  • The previous distinction between already dominant virus forms and new "worrying" variants should be dropped.

    So far, there have been stricter requirements for Omikron, for example.

New Corona rules in Cologne: This is how contact persons can shorten their quarantine

  • For general population

    : The quarantine can be ended early after seven days with a PCR test or a "high quality" rapid antigen test.

    Otherwise it ends automatically after ten days.

  • For people in systemically relevant professions (e.g. clinics or nursing homes)

    :

    Contact persons can also end the quarantine after seven days with a PCR test or rapid antigen test.

  • For children and young people (daycare or school)

    : If they are classified as contact persons in schools or after-school care centers, they can end the quarantine after five days with a PCR test or a "high-quality" rapid antigen test.

  • Exceptions for vaccinated

    persons: Boosted, “freshly”* double-vaccinated, vaccinated convalescents and “freshly”* convalescents do not have to be in quarantine as contact persons.

  • *Maximum of three months

  • The previous distinction between already dominant virus forms and new "worrying" variants should be dropped.

    So far, there have been stricter requirements for Omikron, for example.

Quarantine shortening in Cologne: New rules also apply to people who are already isolated

According to the city of Cologne, the shortened quarantine rules now also apply to everyone who is already in isolation - whether infected themselves or as a contact person.

The quarantine can be ended early by sending a negative test result to the e-mail address “

freitestung@stadt-koeln.de

”.

However, the ordinance that has already been issued will not be subsequently adjusted.

(os) *24RHEIN is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

Source: merkur

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