The protocol details the conditions for reducing the isolation period for 12 days
Under the guidance of Minister of Health Yuli Edelstein and following staff work headed by the Ministry of Health's Director General and the recommendations of Ministry professionals in order to make matters easier for isolated members of the public – a reduced isolation procedure was launched and will take effect starting tonight at midnight.
A person who is being isolated due to exposure to a confirmed patient or due to returning from abroad may complete his or her isolation period within 12 days, provided that the following conditions are met:
Registering as a person in isolation in the Ministry of Health's registry, either by the online form and through Call Habriut Hotline.
Taking a first PCR coronavirus test as soon as possible after going into isolation.
Taking a second PCR coronavirus test 10 days after the date of the last contact with confirmed patient or entry to Israel, and at least 24 hours after the first test.
Should both tests return negative, the person in isolation will receive approval (either by text message or by phone call), and he or she may go out of isolation 12 days after the last date of contact with the confirmed patient or returning from abroad.
Tests should be taken in the "test-and-drive" (drive in) sites or in task-specific sites for people in isolation.
Suppose the person in isolation develops any symptoms at any time during the isolation period. In that case, the isolation period cannot be reduced, and this person will be required to test again.
This protocol will also be retroactively applied to anyone currently in isolation.