Covid-19: What are the steps if you are positive?

Verified 01 February 2023 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

Have you tested positive for COVID-19? We're giving you the recommendations to follow.

Since 1er february 2023, 7-day routine isolation is no longer required if you have tested positive.

However, it is recommended to isolate yourself.

If you decide to self-isolate and are unable to work, including remotely, you should get sick leave from your treating doctor.

That you are salaried worker, public official or self-employed, you have to report your work stoppage to the Health Insurance.


Since 1er February 2023, the derogating arrangements which made it possible to benefit from a work stoppage waiting period has been deleted.

If necessary, your treating doctor may prescribe an extension of your work stoppage.

As soon as you know that you are positive for COVID-19, you should inform the people you have been with recently in contact so that they can carry out a test, if necessary.

Please note

Since 1er February 2023, the service managed by the Health Insurance, which was used to notify people with whom you had been in contact, is no longer active.

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