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Covid-19 - new regulations on home quarantine

30. 06. 2021
The Temporary Measures to Mitigate and Remedy the Consequences of Covid-19 Act contained new regulations on home quarantine. These came into force on 24 October 2020. In this phase of the epidemic, which is placing a considerable burden on the health service and requires measures that affect not only the individual but also the economy, we are putting measures in place that will nevertheless ensure that as many people in close contact with an infected person as possible are notified and that, when no other options are available, they will remain under home quarantine and receive salary compensation for that period.

The changes in the epidemiological situation requires adjustment in all areas of relevance to the epidemic. In these difficult times, epidemiologists can only establish contacts with people who have newly tested positive. They explain to those infected how they should conduct themselves, and how to notify those with whom they have been in contact. This means that epidemiologists are no longer calling people who were in contact with an infected person, or notifying the Ministry of Health so that the latter can issue them with a home quarantine decision.

Under the epidemiologist’s instructions, anyone who tests positive for coronavirus should notify all those people with whom they have been in close contact. If you have installed the #OstaniZdrav (StayHealthy) app, enter the code as instructed by the epidemiologist. This enables everyone who has downloaded the app and is connected to it to be informed that they have been in ‘risky contact’ with an infected person.

If you are notified either directly or via the app that you have been in close contact with an infected person, you should stay at home and consider yourself under home quarantine.

If you require a certificate stating that you are under home quarantine, complete the form on the eUprava (eHealth) website here. You will receive a home quarantine certificate on account of a high-risk contact with a person infected with SARS-CoV-2 at the email address you provide when completing the form. You can present the certificate to your employer or submit it to the appropriate authorities so that they may perform the procedures required to reimburse you for your lost earnings, in accordance with the emergency legislation.

The NIJZ has also prepared the Instructions for Schools and Educational Establishments (VIZ) if a case of SARS-CoV-2 infection is suspected or confirmed at an educational establishment. This helps the management at the establishment to take the appropriate measures. For children who have to remain under home quarantine, their parents/guardians complete the form here on the eUprava website. The parent/guardian will receive a home quarantine certificate at the email address they provide in the form. They can then present the certificate to their employer or submit it to the appropriate authorities to enable them to perform the procedures required for reimbursement of lost earnings, in accordance with the emergency legislation.

 

Employers, schools and educational establishments that have submitted an application for a certificate by 11 November 2020 to Karantena.Potrdilo@nijz.si will receive the certificate at their email address. We request that they do NOT enter their details on the eUprava website.

 

If you are instructed to undergo quarantine at home by the border police, you will be able to claim salary compensation using the certificate issued by the police.

We will get through this difficult stage of the epidemic more quickly if we follow all epidemiological instructions and recommendations. This will protect everyone from infection, particularly those most at risk. At the same time, we will enable the health service to operate at maximum capacity.

Further information is available at the Ministry of Health website here.

Instructions on home quarantine are available here.