Online form created for faster exit from quarantine

(CNS): The Department of Public Health has created a new online platform to allow people who test positive for COVID-19 but have completed their period of full isolation, are asymptomatic and have CT values ​​of 32 or more d be released more quickly. A request for early release can be sent to PHD via the new online form here, where users can upload a PCR output result. If the criteria are met, they will receive an isolation exit confirmation email to exit quarantine.

According to the latest figures from Public Health, there are still around 5,500 people in isolation but there are indications that the number of positive cases could finally start to drop.

While concerns remain that people are simply not reporting anymore due to isolation issues, authorities have confirmed there were 438 new cases on January 28 and 29, the lowest daily average since several weeks. So far, the number of positive cases on Sunday is only 132.

The number of hospitals has not been confirmed since the weekend when there were 18 admissions, but officials have confirmed that Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly has been released from the hospital and continues to recover at home.

View the latest public health release on exiting COVID-19 quarantine here.

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An Isolation Helpline is available to help by delivering groceries or other essential supplies to people who suddenly need to self-isolate and have no other resources and support.

For isolation support, call 946-3530 Where 1-800-534-3530 or email [email protected]

Opening hours 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm Saturday.

For mental health support, the Mental Health Helpline can be contacted at
1-800-534-6463(SPIRIT) Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you have flu symptoms, contact the 24-hour flu helpline at 1-800-534-8600 Where 947-3077
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