How long should I stay in self-isolation to be certain that I am not infected?
How long should I stay in self-isolation to be certain that I am not infected?Last update: 27/03/2020
If you have no symptoms of the disease following two weeks of self-isolation, this could mean two things:
- You are not infected
- You have the virus, but you will not develop symptoms of the disease (these generally appear five days after contamination but can take up to fourteen days in some cases).
Either way, this does not mean that you can confidently end your period of self-isolation with no risk.
- If you have not yet been infected, then you still run the risk of contracting the virus if the epidemic is ongoing.
- If you are an asymptomatic carrier, then that’s great for you but please note that you are still potentially contagious to others.
This is why the general lockdown of the population may be extended beyond the two weeks required to know if you are sick.