Well and Test Positive, or Condition Assessed Mild by Doctor
[Updated 25 Oct 2022]
Protocol 2 - For individuals who are well and tested positive, or have been assessed by a doctor to have a mild condition
This is for individuals who:
- feel well and have self-tested positive.
- have been assessed by a doctor to be low-risk individuals with mild symptoms.
- have not already been onboarded to the Home Recovery Programme (HRP). For HRP, please refer to this page.
We recommend the following high risk individuals who test positive to see a doctor even if they are feeling well:
- Children aged less than 3 months old;
- Persons aged 70 years and older;
- Persons who are/have:
- Pregnant women ≥36 weeks;
- on dialysis;
- diagnosed with HIV or AIDS;
- had organ transplant surgery;
- been diagnosed with cancer before;
- any disease or taking medications that weaken the immune system;
- any disease affecting their heart, lungs, kidneys, liver or brain that required hospital admission in the last 6 months.
- Children aged less than 12 years old who have:
- any congenital or chronic condition that affects the heart, lungs, brain, nerves or muscles;
- Diabetes Mellitus or Hypertension.
For the above individuals, please visit a doctor via private transport. The doctor will assess and advise you on your next steps. You may still be assessed eligible for recovery at home or you may be conveyed to a care facility. For more information, visit this page.
For individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, but are well, you do not need to go to a clinic to take a test. You are to self-isolate for at least 72 hours from your positive test results.
Thereafter, you may exit self-isolation upon fulfilling the following criteria:
a) If you test negative on a self-administered ART or
b) On Day 7 (if fully vaccinated or below 12 years old) OR Day 14 if unvaccinated/partially vaccinated and aged 12 and above) without a need to test, whichever earlier.
Day 1 is defined as the day of the first positive result. If you are unwell, e.g. with symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, please consult a doctor.
- You should immediately stop going to work and cancel your social activities.
- You should self-isolate for 72 hours at home.
What to do in the upcoming days
- At the end of 72 hours, you should do a self-administered ART.
- If you test negative, you can exit self-isolation and resume normal activities.
- If you continue to test positive, continue to self-isolate and self-test until you obtain a negative result OR on Day 7 (for vaccinated individuals and children below 12 years old) or Day 14 (for unvaccinated / partially vaccinated individuals aged 12 years old and above), without a need to test, whichever is earlier. The day you first tested positive is Day 1.
*If your symptoms worsen (e.g. prolonged fever, worsening cough, breathing difficulties etc.), please seek medical help from a telemedicine provider or visit your family doctor.
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- How can I be sure that I am no longer infectious when I exit self-isolation?
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