If you have a fever, whatever the cause, you must self-isolate for 24 hours after the fever has passed.

If you have other COVID-19 symptoms and you have had COVID-19 in the past two months, you do not need to self-isolate again. Until the symptoms have resolved, it is highly recommended that you:

  • Wear a mask during any social interaction;
  • Avoid contact with vulnerable people.

It is important to follow the self-isolation instructions because a person can remain contagious for about 10 days.

You have COVID-19

You must self-isolate for at least 5 days. The period of self-isolation start with the onset of symptoms or, in the absence of symptoms, the date when the sample was taken.

After 5 days, if your symptoms improve and you have not had a fever for 24 hours, without taking medication for fever, you may resume your essential activities (school, work) while respecting certain instructions.

If you are unvaccinated, you must also obtain a negative result to resume your activities after the 5 days of self-isolation. If the result is positive, you must continue your self-isolation.

During the next few days (generally 5 days):

  • Wear a mask during any social interaction (except for children aged 5 years and under).
  • Avoid contact with vulnerable people.
  • Avoid participating in non-essential social events.
  • Keep a distance of 2 metres from other people.
  • After 10 days, you may resume your activities as usual while taking steps to limit the spread of the virus.

If you are immunocompromised, you must self-isolate for at least 10 days. After these 10 days, if your symptoms improve and you have not had a fever in the past 24 hours, without taking medication for a fever, you can resume your activities.

These self-isolation instructions also apply to people who present COVID-19 symptoms and have not done a screening test.

Instructions for people who live with you

For 10 days, the people who live in your household should:

  • watch for the appearance of symptoms;
  • avoid contact with vulnerable people;
  • wear a mask during any social interaction (except for children aged 5 years and under);
  • keep a distance of 2 metres, when possible.

Moreover, unvaccinated people who have never had COVID-19 must self-isolate for the first 5 days.

These instructions also apply to your sexual partners who do not live in your household.