Who is a close contact?

A contact is defined as a person who has had contact (see below) at any time from 48 hours before onset of symptoms (or time of test if asymptomatic) to 10 days after onset of symptoms (or test):

·         a person who has had face-to-face contact (within one metre) with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), including:

o    being coughed on, or

o    having a face-to-face conversation, or

o    having skin-to-skin physical contact, or

o    any contact within one metre for one minute or longer without face-to-face contact 

·         a person who has been within 2 metres of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) for more than 15 minutes (either as a one-off contact, or added up together over 24hrs)

·         a person who has travelled in a small vehicle with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) or in a large vehicle near someone who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) 

  • people who spend significant time in the same household as a person who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19)

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