The Luxembourg government announced on Friday the arrival of a new tracking system to deal with the wave of infections that the Grand Duchy is currently experiencing. Here is how it works.
Given the strong growth in new Covid-19 infections, the Contact Tracing unit of the Health Inspectorate has adapted its mode of operation in order to increase its responsiveness in monitoring contacts. This adaptation will be operational from today.
If you test positive for COVID-19: self-isolate!
In any case, put yourself in self-isolation. Notify the people you have been in close contact with in the past 2 days and prepare a list with their names, phone and email address.
- By an antigenic self-test (Schnelltest):
- Declare your result on https://covidtracing.public.lu/.
- You should immediately perform a PCR test to confirm your positive result. The prescription for the PCR test will be sent to you by e-mail within hours of your declaration.
- If your positive result is confirmed by PCR, self-report on the same site or if you prefer, have Contact Tracing call you.
If it is not possible for you to self-report (antigen self-test), you will need to perform a PCR test or a certified antigen test as soon as possible or contact your doctor.
- By PCR test / certified antigen test:
- When you have received the Contact Tracing reference number by SMS, identify yourself with the link provided in the SMS (https://covidtracing.public.lu/).
- State all your close contacts with their phone numbers, email or postal addresses, your last day at work, school or otherwise, as well as the date of onset of your symptoms (be precise and complete in your information, otherwise your declaration cannot be validated and you will have to wait for the call of Contact Tracing).
- As soon as the contact follow-up has validated your declaration (within 24 or 48 hours), your isolation order will be sent to you by e-mail (check your junk mail regularly).
If it is not possible for you to make a self-declaration (PCR test / certified antigen test), you will be contacted by Contact Tracing as soon as possible, normally within 48 hours of your test result. If you do not have a computer, please wait for a phone call.
If you are in high-risk contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
Please note that if you are declared as a close contact or if another person has declared you as a close contact, you will normally no longer be called by phone by the Contact Tracing team.
- If your e-mail address is entered, you will in any case receive a prescription by e-mail to perform a PCR test 6 days after the last contact with the positive person.
- If you are not vaccinated or recovered, you will also receive a quarantine order. The quarantine can be ended at 7e day, provided you have performed a PCR test on the 6the day after the last contact, and that this test is negative. For 7 days after quarantine ends, consider self-monitoring and wear a mask when in contact with other people.
- If symptoms should occur during your quarantine period or even after testing negative, you should immediately take a test and go into self-isolation without delay.
- Further reduce your social contacts, respect barrier gestures and, if possible, work from home until the negative result of your PCR test.
- If the result is positive, please follow the above procedure.
You will find more information on www.covid19.lu, including what concerns the organization of your self-isolation and your self-quarantine.
Press release from the Ministry of Health