It is also recommended that asymptomatic people who have been in contact with the virus do self-testing at least twice every three days with a series of tests designed specifically for people who have no symptoms.
According to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, a positive result should be treated in the same way as a positive result in a laboratory test. People should stay at home, minimize contact with others, and, where possible, report to anyone they have been in contact with for the past two or three days.
A negative result, the ministry recalled, does not rule out the possibility of infection, so symptomatic people should continue to avoid contact with others.
A positive self-test result does not always need to be confirmed in a laboratory test, although it is recommended as long as local testing capacity is sufficient. Confirmation of a positive home test through health care may be due to severe symptoms, susceptibility to the disease, working in the care or nursing sector, or the need for an isolation or quarantine decision to apply for sickness benefit.
Also, a home test should never be an excuse for people at risk or showing severe symptoms to delay seeking treatment.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Source: The Nordic Page