Covid, quarantine is chaos: from April 1st, those who are positive will not have to wait another 7 days, but hope will block everything. The week of isolation remains

The decree, which introduced new rules for the inclusion of Covid, already published in the Official Gazette, in which its rules come into force on April 1, also changes the rules for those who are positive and for their close contacts.

In particular, it provides for the overcoming of the seven-day quarantine. As reported by the Corriere della Serabut in the last hours, Health Minister Roberto Speranza has decided to issue a circular reaffirming the seven days of isolation.

The decree published in the Official Gazette presents the positives “The cessation of the isolation regimen follows the negative result of a rapid or molecular antigen test for the detection of SARS-CoV-2, also carried out in private centers authorized for this purpose.”

Therefore, there is no longer an obligation to wait for the 7 days (or 10 days for those who have not been vaccinated or for those who have not had a third dose or the second dose for more than 120 days), a negative swab is sufficient, and and in fact it is specified that “The transmission, including electronically, to the Territorial Competence Prevention Department of the report, with negative results, determines the termination of the isolation regime.”

For “close contacts”, including cohabitants, “the self-monitoring regime is applied, consists of the obligation to wear FFP2 respirators inside or in the presence of meetings until the tenth day after the date of ‘last close contact’ and we must Perform a rapid or molecular antigen test on the first comappear to have symptoms and, if still symptomatic, on the fifth day after the date of last contact “.

The situation until 31 March

Until March 31, however, 7-day isolation remains for those who have been vaccinated with a third dose or who have completed the vaccination cycle for less than 120 days and can be considered closed only after the negative result of the final isolation swab. For those not vaccinated and those who have completed the vaccination course or have been cured for more than 120 days, the 10-day isolation remains. In case of symptoms, the last anti-Covid test should be done three days after the symptoms disappear.

It is necessary to understand what the implications will be for the school world as well. Meanwhile, these are the provisions for the school environment that were laid down by the opening decree.

Kindergarten – Early childhood education services

In the presence of at least four cases of positivity between students in the same section / class group, activities continue in presence and for teachers and educators, as well as for girls and boys over six years, the use of the Ffp2 masks is envisaged for ten days from the last contact with the positive subject.

In the when symptoms appear, it is mandatory to perform an antigen test (fast or self-administered) or a molecular test. If you are still symptomatic, the test should be repeated on the fifth day after the date of last contact. In this case, the negative result of the test is certified with self-certification.

Primary, secondary, upper secondary and vocational training system

In the presence of at least four cases of positivity between students, activities continue in presence and for teachers and students over six years of age the use of the Ffp2 masks is envisaged for ten days from the last contact with the positive subject.

In the when symptoms appear, it is mandatory to perform an antigen test (fast or self-administered) or a molecular test. If you are still symptomatic, the test should be repeated on the fifth day after the date of last contact. In this case, the negative result of the test is certified with self-certification.

Integrated digital teaching

Pupils and students from primary, secondary and secondary schools and the vocational training system, isolated due to covid infection, they can track school activity in the mode of integrated digital teaching at the request of families or adult learners Accompanied by a specific medical certification that certifies the student’s health conditions. Repetition to class is subject to the sole demonstration of conducted and Antigen Test fast or molecular with result negative.

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