If you are contacted and advised that you or your child is a potential PCC, it is advised that you or your child get a COVID test and limit your/their movements outside of the home.
This means that, until you hear further from me or the Department of Health or a Local Public Health Unit (DH/LPHU), you are advised to only leave home for brief periods for necessary activities, such as:
- caregiving to family members when no alternative is available
- necessary medical appointments where no alternative is available (such as telehealth)
- shopping for necessary items, only where no one else in the household can perform this task and no alternative is available (such as delivery).
DH/LPHU will then contact PCCs directly to interview them and advise if there are any changes to their PCC status. These calls or text messages can come from private or unknown numbers. Please answer these calls or follow text message advice if you receive a call or text message. If confirmed, DH/LPHU will send an SMS to the PCCs advising them of their quarantine, testing and release dates (this may take some days).
PCCs will no longer receive a clearance text message from DH to confirm their release from quarantine.
For those who are undergoing 7 days of isolation, the return of a negative day 6 test is sufficient for release.
For those who are undergoing 14 days of isolation, the return of a negative day 13 test is sufficient for release.