Follow these guidelines in situations when you suspect of being infected with or exposed to COVID-19. Furthermore, follow the instructions below if you have received a positive COVID-19 test result.
On this page you will find information e.g. symptoms of COVID-19, seeking treatment and home tests.
A mild COVID-19 case can be had at home without a test provided by healthcare
Kymsote follows the guidelines recommended by the National Institute for Health and Welfare to prevent the spread of coronavirus infections in a rapidly changing epidemic where strategies based on extensive testing is no longer fully compliant in the region.
The instructions also apply to those who have received COVID-19 vaccinations.
You do not need to contact your healthcare provider or seek a test if your symptoms are mild and your general condition is good. Instead, you can then a COVID-19 self-test. If the self-test is positive, we strongly recommend that you avoid contact with anyone other than those living in the same household for at least five days. If you have any symptoms of flu, we recommend that you stay out of work and school, even if your COVID-19 self-test is negative.
However, if you experience severe symptoms such as shortness of breath, or your general condition worsens, contact your healthcare provider immediately.
COVID-19 testing at home and in healthcare
Performing a COVID-19 self-test
If you suspect exposure or have symptoms of COVID-19, you may perform a COVID-19 self-test. It is important that you avoid contact to others for at least five days, even if the home test is negative.
If symptoms persist for more than three days, we recommend that you avoid contact until you have been asymptomatic for at least two days. If the result of the home test is positive, it is usually not necessary to confirm it with a health test.
You can perform a self-test if
- your symptoms are mild
- you are not at risk of severe covid-19 disease
- you have not been specifically instructed to be tested by health care
A negative result to a self-test is more reliable if the test is repeated for several consecutive days or every 2 to 3 days. If the self-test is repeatedly negative despite having symptoms, contact should nevertheless be avoided for at least five days or until symptoms have resolved.
When to undergo a test provided by health care?
In certain situations, it is still important to apply for a COVID-19 test provided by health care. Apply for a COVID-19 test if you have symptoms of an infection and in addition
- taking a test has been recommended by a healthcare professional or
- you work with patients or
- you belong to a risk group for severe COVID-19 or
- you are pregnant.
When and how should I seek treatment?
If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection, always perform a self-test or carry out a symptom assessment first.
When seeking treatment, you do not need to know whether your symptoms require treatment at a health centre, a special reception point for infections or an accident and emergency unit. You will receive information about the place of treatment when reserving a time.
- If your situation is not urgent but you still need medical attention, contact your nearest health centre.
- In urgent matters, call the medical helpline, tel. 116 117.
- In case of a serious emergency, call 112.
Serious symptoms of infection include:
- Deterioration of a person’s general state
- Breathing difficulty
- Confused state
- Paleness and blueness of the lips or face
- Shortness of breath
- Continual chest pain or the feeling of a weight on the chest
- Deterioration in mobility
Persons at risk should be more ready to contact a healthcare centre or doctor.