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Follow these steps if you get a positive covid test result from the official corona test:

NOTE! If you work in social welfare and healthcare, contact your supervisor. The quarantine practice of those working in social welfare and healthcare differs from general practice in some places. The isolation period for employees working within social welfare and healthcare services (SOTE) in the Wellbeing Services County of Ostrobothnia is 7 days.

1. Stay in isolation for 5 days

The duration of isolation is calculated from the day your symptoms start. If you are asymptomatic, isolation begins on the day of the test. Only return to work, school or daycare when healthy.

2. Do not meet people other than those living in the same household

In isolation, you should avoid contact with other people. You can go outdoors, but you must also keep your distance from other people while outside.

3. Inform people who may have been exposed to the infection

Report your infection to people you have met within 48 hours of becoming ill. Inform your work, school, daycare or hobbies about your illness. Exposed people are advised to avoid contact with other people for five days.

4. Monitor your symptoms

If you have clear flu symptoms during the last two days of isolation (excluding mild runny nose, tiredness, or loss of sense of smell or taste), you should remain in isolation for another four days. After this, you will no longer be infectious.

If your symptoms get worse and you need help, call the medical helpline 116 117.

If your symptoms are severe and you are:

  • at risk of a serious infection due to your age or long-term illness,
  • have a blood clot or a history of blood clotting problems

contact your infection tracking service and we will assess your need for anticoagulant medication. Contact information for each municipality can be found below.

5. The coronavirus test does not need to be repeated

You do not need to come for a new coronavirus test to end the isolation. A coronavirus test cannot shorten the insulation period. The coronavirus test may give a positive result for months after infection.

6. If you are pregnant or need an anticoagulant (blood thinner)

If you are pregnant, contact your healthcare provider to report your infection.

If you need an assessment of your need for an anticoagulant, see the contact information below according to your municipality.

7. If you need a decision or certificate for a communicable disease daily allowance:

The certificate may be requested from the following:

  • Contact tracing by region (contact details below)
  • Occupational healthcare provider
  • Private healthcare provider.

The length of isolation is five days from the onset of the disease or the day of the test, if a person has a positive test result but is asymptomatic. If symptoms persist, apply for a continuation of sick leave according to the instructions of your employer.

Contact information for infection control by region in the Wellbeing Services County of Ostrobothnia:

  • Please email the contact details below according to your municipality of residence.
  • NOTE! Enter your full name, date of birth, and date you became ill in the email. The message header should be “certificate request”. We will send decisions / certificates afterwards by post or secure e-mail.

Requests for an infectious disease allowance

Email: covid.jakobstad@ovph.fi

Assessments of the need for anticoagulant medication

Telephone: 040 559 1010

open Mon – Fri 08:00–16:00

If your symptoms get worse

Telephone: 050-4111380

Requests for an infectious disease allowance

Email: nykarleby.hvcmottagning@jakobstad.fi

Assessments of the need for anticoagulant medication

Telephone: 046 9214 147

Requests for an infectious disease allowance

Email: coronatracking@korsholm.fi

Assessments of the need for anticoagulant medication

Telephone, Mustasaari: 044 727 1268

Telephone, Vöyri: 044 727 1268

open weekdays 10:00-12:00

Requests for an infectious disease allowance

Email: covid.vaasa@ovph.fi

Assessments of the need for anticoagulant medication

Telephone: 040 190 6142

open Mon – Thu 08:00–16:00, Fri 08:00–14:00

Requests for an infectious disease allowance

Email: korona.laihia@vaasa.fi

Assessments of the need for anticoagulant medication

Telephone: Customer Service Centre 06 218 9000

Requests for an infectious disease allowance

Email:  covid@malax.fi

Assessments of the need for anticoagulant medication

Telephone: Customer Service Centre 06 218 9000

Requests for an infectious disease allowance

Email: covid@narpes.fi

Assessments of the need for anticoagulant medication

Telephone: Customer Service Centre 06 218 9000

Requests for an infectious disease allowance

Telephone: Customer Service Centre 06 218 9000

Assessments of the need for anticoagulant medication

Telephone: Customer Service Centre 06 218 9000

Requests for an infectious disease allowance

Email: kristiinankaupunki.covid@pihlajalinna.fi

Assessments of the need for anticoagulant medication

Telephone:

Mon – Fri 10:00 – 15:00, 050 4778 270

Sat- Sun 12:00 – 15:00, 06 2218 600