Information for anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19

This information applies in Region Skåne.

Information for anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19

This information applies in Region Skåne.

If test results show that you have an ongoing Covid-19 infection, it is important that you stay home so you do not infect others. You must also follow the Communicable Diseases Act and perform contact tracing, which means that you tell people you live with and others you have come in contact with over the past 48 hours that you have Covid-19.

Here you can read more about contact tracing for children.

Start by reading about what you should do now

  1. Start by reading the patient information. Scroll down and you’ll find links to translations to several languages on this page.

Covid-19: Patient information and rules of conduct

Stay at home at least seven days

You should stay home at least seven days from the time you developed symptoms. In addition, your health must have generally improved and you must have been fever-free for two days. You are then considered no longer contagious.

During this time, do the following:

  • Do not go to your school, workplace or any other activity.
  • Avoid coming in contact with anyone other than those in your household.
  • Do not go shopping in stores or pharmacies.
  • Do not travel by public transport.
  • Wash your hands frequently, use your own towel, and cough into the crook of your arm or a tissue.
  • If you need medical care, make sure that you tell the healthcare professional that you have Covid-19.

You do not need to take a new test to see whether you are free of infection. The test may show positive results for a long time after you are no longer considered contagious.

Think about who you need to tell

Think about which people you have been in close contact with while contagious up to now. In other words, from 48 hours before you first felt sick and had symptoms of Covid-19 to now.

You need to tell the following people:

  • people in your household
  • friends you have spent time with
  • people who have been to your home or who you visited during this period
  • co-workers you have been close to
  • healthcare professionals – if you needed medical care and they do not already know about your Covid infection.

In other words, you need to inform everyone you have been in close contact with. Close contact means a person you have spent at least 15 minutes with at a distance of less than 2 metres. This also applies outdoors.

How to perform contact tracing

The most important part of contract tracing is informing people you may have infected. You should therefore start contact tracing as soon as you get your test results.

  1. Call, text or email everyone you have been in close contact with and let them know that they may have been exposed to infection.

  2. Ask them to read the following information:

Information to people in your household The text is available in Swedish and English.

Information to other close contacts The information is in Swedish.

  1. Tell people who are not in your household that they should get tested if they develop symptoms within 14 days from when you had contact, and let them know that they should spend time with as few people as possible during this period.

  2. If you work in the healthcare sector, you must follow a special procedure for contact tracing. Contact your manager and talk about it.

If you live with someone who needs disease carrier's benefit, they must apply for this on Försäkringskassan’s website. The information is in Swedish.

Suggestion of what you can write

“Hi! I just found out that I have Covid. I am contacting you as part of contact tracing. Because we were in contact recently, it is possible that you have been infected.

You should therefore read this information (The information is in Swedish):

It is also important that you get tested if you have or develop any symptoms.”

We will call you within 48 hours

Someone from Kry will call you and discuss contact tracing. This person will ask questions and help you with contact tracing.

We will call no more than 48 hours after you receive your results. We will call you from a private number Monday to Sunday between 08:00 and 19:00. We call during weekends as well.

We can help you inform others

If there is anyone that you cannot or should not inform, let the person from Kry know this when they call. We can then help you inform these people.

You need to give us certain information so we can help you. We need the following information about people you believe you may have infected:

  • the person’s name
  • the person's phone number
  • the date when you may have infected the person.

You can also get help from, for example, a manager, supervisor, team leader, headteacher, or the like. They can help with contact tracing by passing on the information.

Last updated 2021-04-21