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Your child has tested positive for coronavirus

Your child has tested positive for coronavirus. You must ensure that your child stays at home and does not see other people. In order to prevent the virus from spreading.

Contact Tracing

In order to prevent the virus from spreading, please call us at +45 32 32 05 11, so we can help you find and inform the persons that your child may have infected. You can call between 8:00 am and 10:00 pm every day of the week.

You should start informing persons that your child has been close to that they may be infected.

When we talk to you, we can also give you advice on how to prevent your child from infecting others.

If we do not hear from you, we will try to contact you. We can only contact you if you gave your phone number when you booked the test or if your phone number is publically available.

Your child must be isolated

The same precautions apply for children with coronavirus as for adults. This means that your child must avoid contact with other people:

  • Your child must stay home from school and daycare. Do not take them out to shops or other places.
  • Your child must avoid physical contact with others as much as possible. However, children need loving care and physical contact like hugs and comforting, and this is more important than social distancing. Be extra careful with hygiene.
  • If possible, let the child use a different bathroom.

If the age of the child prevents isolation, we recommend that the child isolates itself with a parent.

The duration of your child’s isolation depends on whether or not your child has any symptoms of COVID-19.

Find out who your child’s close contacts are

You must find out who your child has been close to during the time your child has had coronavirus (close contacts):

  • If your child has symptoms, find out who your child has been close to 2 days before the symptoms began and until your child was isolated.
  • If your child does not have symptoms, find out who your child has been close to 2 days before your child was tested for coronavirus until now.
  • If your child has developed symptoms after the test, find out who your child has been close to 2 days before the test until now.

You must inform your child’s close contacts that they should self-isolate and get tested

When you have found out who your child’s close contacts are, you must tell them or – if they are children – their parents that:

  • They may be infected with coronavirus
  • They must self-isolate and avoid contact with other people

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