Quarantine regulations for those in contact with COVID-19 patient
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Dubai: Health authorities in Abu Dhabi have issued a reminder on the home quarantine guidelines that need to be followed in the emirate, if you have been in close contact with a COVID-19 positive patient.

The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Department of Health (DOH) and the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC) issued the reminder on May 30.

The process that needs to be followed varies depending on whether you have been vaccinated or not.

I have been vaccinated

If you have been fully vaccinated, follow these steps:

Quarantine period – Five days

Day 4 – PCR test

The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test needs to be taken on Day 4. The PCR test is conducted for free for those registered in the home quarantine programme at the centres listed below.

Day 5 – Remove wristband

If you have tested negative, you can visit any of the centres listed below to have the wristband removed.

I have not been vaccinated

If you have not received the COVID-19 vaccine, follow these steps:

Quarantine period – 10 days

Day 8 – PCR test

The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test must be taken on Day 8. The PCR test is conducted for free for those registered in the home quarantine programme at the centres listed below.

Day 10 – Remove wristband

If you have tested negative, you can visit any of the centres listed below to have the wristband removed.

Where can I go for a free PCR test?

All those registered for home quarantine can conduct a free walk-in PCR test and remove the wristband at the following centres:

1. Mina Zayed Centre, Abu Dhabi (Yellow hall)

2. Al Ain Convention Centre, Al Khubiaisi

3. Al Dhafra Hospital

The committee also urges all community members who suspect they have contacted an infected individual to self-isolate to protect the health and safety of their family members.