If you are not yet protected against COVID-19, and you have had contact with someone with COVID-19, you must go into quarantine. This video explains what quarantine means and what rules to follow. 

See also Quarantine and isolation.

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VOICE-OVER: “Quarantine: what does it mean?

If you are not yet fully vaccinated against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and have not had COVID-19 within the last six months, you can still become ill. This could happen, for example, if someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, if you have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19, or if you have received a notification from the CoronaMelder app.

If you are a household member or close contact of someone who has COVID-19 and is contagious, and you are not yet protected against COVID-19, then you could be infected. Because you may already be contagious before you start showing symptoms, you must go into quarantine as a precaution. This will prevent you from spreading the virus without realising it.

During the quarantine period, you must stay home; do not receive any visitors, and stay as far as possible from other household members. You may only work from home. You must wash your hands regularly.

Are you a household member of someone who has COVID-19? Then get tested as soon as possible. If the test result is negative, then stay in quarantine and get tested again on day five.

If you are a close contact, then get tested on the fifth day of quarantine.
In all cases: even if you do not have any symptoms, get tested. If you test positive for the virus, you must go into isolation. The Municipal Public Health Services (GGDs) will start source and contact tracing, so the people who you were in contact with can be notified quickly. The earlier we detect infections with the virus, the better.
Was your test result negative? Then the risk of becoming ill is minimal and you may be released from quarantine.

Are you a traveller returning from a country with an orange or red travel advisory for COVID-19? Then you may have to show a negative COVID-19 test result and go into quarantine when you return.

Important! If you develop symptoms that could indicate COVID-19, always get tested immediately. That also applies even if you previously tested negative. 

In all cases: if you test positive for COVID-19, then you have a coronavirus infection and must go into isolation."

Would you like to know more? Go to https://www.rivm.nl/en/covid-19