The new health protocol on isolation came into force on Saturday 19 February alongside the deadline for the obligation of a third dose to be considered ‘Fully Vaccinated’. This change alleviates the burden on the infected and the contact case.
Self-isolation is reduced from 10 to 7 days and will only apply to the positive and asymptomatic person, according to their test results and medical certificate. At the end of the 7-day isolation period, a self-test will replace the usual Covid 19 Exit Test. If the self-test is still positive, the infected person will be taken in charge by the Domiciliary Monitoring Unit. In case of a negative result, the person is allowed to resume his activities.
Potential contacts will no longer be required to observe isolation, except in the case of a change detected by a rapid test or a PCR test. The ‘contact’ can therefore not change anything in his daily life and his profession. However, these potential contacts are strongly advised to maintain barrier measures such as wearing a mask, disinfecting their hands, keeping their physical distance and ensuring good ventilation in their homes. They are also advised to get checked at the Covid Testing Centre.
This measure concerns only Mauritius for the moment. In Rodrigues, the pandemic situation is still unstable.