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Secondary contact

If you have been notified that you are a “secondary contact” to an infected person, you should be tested once as soon as possible.

What to do if you have been notified that you are a “secondary contact”

Get tested

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Book a PCR test taken as soon as possible on coronaprover.dk, or take a rapid antigen test. You do not have to self-isolate.

If your rapid antigen test comes back positive, it is important that you as fast as possible get tested again with a PCR-test, to determine what variant you have been infected by.

Read more about what to do if you have been infected by COVID-19

Children under the age of 2

Children under the age of 2 who are to be tested must have a referral from their own doctor.

Children under the age of 13

You can refrain from having your child under the age of 13 tested. Instead, you should keep your child at home.

  • If the child has no symptoms, keep the child at home for 7 days after the child was last exposed to infection.
  • If your child develops symptoms during the 7 days, keep the child at home until the child has not had symptoms for 48 hours.

A "close contact" is a person who ...

  • lives with a person infected with COVID-19
  • has had direct physical contact with an infected person
  • has been face to face within 2 metres for more than 15 minutes (e.g. having a conversation) with an infected person
  • has been with an infected person within a distance of 2 metres for more than 15 minutes in one of the following situations:
    • activities with heavy exhalation, such as singing, loud talking or shouting
    • activities involving physical exertion
    • being in an enclosed room with poor ventilation
  • has been in unprotected and direct contact with infectious secretions from an infected person
  • has participated in the care of a patient with COVID-19 and has not been protected by protective equipment in the prescribed ways.

Read more about what it means to be a close contact

A "secondary contact" is a person who ...

  • has received a message in the Smittestop contact tracking app about having been in close contact with someone who is infected.
  • has been in a situation where the distance requirements have generally been complied with, but where, due to risk factors such as prolonged contact in enclosed spaces or possible uncertainty about distance, etc., may have lead to an increased risk of the spread of infection.
  • has been in a situation where there are other risk factors, such as having attended an event where many people were infected (a suspected ‘super-spreader’ event) or where infection is found at a gathering with persons at increased risk of a serious case of COVID-19.

Read more about when to be tested