Return to work for persons who have tested positive

The law of 17 July 2020 provides that a person who tests positive can be placed in isolation for a period of 10 days by the Health Directorate (Direction de la santé).

  • If the person no longer presents symptoms within 48 hours before the end of the isolation period, the isolation period ends after 10 days.
  • If the person still presents symptoms within 48 hours before the end of the isolation period, the person consults their attending physician who assesses whether the isolation is lifted or should be renewed (by means of a certificate).
    In any case, this decision is not based on proof of negativation of tests for SARS-CoV-2 and therefore does not require such tests to be carried out (recommendation of the High Council for Infectious Diseases (CSMI) of 21 October 2020).
  • A control test does therefore not need to be carried out at the end of the isolation period; company managers cannot demand the result of such a test.
  • It is not intended that the Health Directorate should follow up individually on persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 and issue certificates to employers.

Important: If you have received a quarantine/isolation order, don't forget to send it to saisieCIT.cns@secu.lu, the transmission to the CNS is not automatic!

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