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When can I leave isolation after testing positive for COVID-19?

If you have received a positive test result for COVID-19, you need to remain in isolation for 7 days from the date of the test that showed a positive result. After day 7, you can leave your place of isolation. You DO NOT need to get another test to be released. If you are unsure of when your isolation date ends, check your isolation order or positive test result sent to you by SMS or email.

Here is an example of how to calculate your day 0:

Wednesday 6 October- tested for COVID-19 (day 0)

Thursday 7 October- received positive test result for COVID-19 (day 1)

Wednesday 13 October- Free to leave isolation (Day 7)

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