General information about the corona virus can be found here: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/ or you can call 0800 14689.

An overview of test centers in Brussels: https://brussels.testcovid.be/ or https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?ll=50.841486335049694%2C4.356142315869129&z=12&mid=1Kyn7HiS9JdSa-VwbYscmWTpbyHj6nQ_R.

You have tested positive or you are waiting for the result of the test? Then you should follow the guidelines concerning quarantine. You can find these on the bottom of the page.

Below you will find information regarding:

  • I have symptoms compatibel with a COVID-19 infection, what do I do next?
  • I was in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, what do I do next?
  • The result of my test is positive (you have COVID-19), what happens next?
  • The result of the test is negative, what happens next?
  • Quarantine, for whom and for how long?
  • Quarantine, what does that mean?

In regards to getting tested again: there is no medical need to get retested after an initial positive test. It is very likely that the test will still be positive (this means that there is still viral RNA detected), however this does not equal to being contagious. We consider you to still be contagious for up to a week after the positive test. Hence you can leave quarantine after 1 week on the condition of the symptoms being gone for at least 3 days.

On the other hand, airtravel companies or the country you’re travelling to could demand a covid test taken within 72h before departure. You should check this with the company and the guidelines of your country of destination. Should they demand a PCR test, you can only get tested in the travel center at the airport https://www.brusselsairport.be/en/passengers/the-impact-of-the-coronavirus/covid-19-test-centre-at-brussels-airport.

 I have symptoms compatibel with a COVID-19 infection, what do I do next?

  1. You contact us by calling 02/726 03 00 or through the contact form on the site. Always clearly mention you correct phone number and e-mail adress. In case you have the corona-alert application installed (Belgian government), it is possible to generate a code. You will be asked to state when the symptoms first appeared. Write down this code en transfer it to us as well.
  2. We will figure out together whether a test is necessary or not. A test means a swab is taken through the nose.
  3. If a test is necessary, you will receive a text message with a code. (If it’s necessary to be examined by one of us, you will be given an appointment.)
  4. With this code, you can go to one of the test centers (https://brussels.testcovid.be/). You make an appointment and get tested.
  5. The result of the test can be found onhttps://www.mijngezondheid.belgie.be/ or https://www.masante.belgique.be/ or through the corona-alert application. We will also call you as soon as we have the result in.
  6. As long as you did not receive the result of the test, you stay in strict quarantine. This means you stay at home. You don’t meet other people, you don’t go to shops, you work from home if possible,… Try to keep your distance from other people at home as much as possible and follow the basic hygiene rules.

I was in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, what do I do next?

  1. Contact tracing services/the occupational physician/the school physician (CLB/PMS) will contact you, depending on where you had a high risk contact. When asked about your general physician, transmit our contact information.
  2. They will send you a test prescription code. With this code, you can go to one of the test centers (https://brussels.testcovid.be/). You make an appointment and get tested.
  3. The result of the test can be found at https://www.mijngezondheid.belgie.be/ or https://www.masante.belgique.be/ or through the corona-alert application. We will also call you as soon as we have the result in.
  4. As long as you did not receive the result of the test, you stay in strict quarantine. This means you stay at home. You don’t meet other people, you don’t go to shops, you work from home if possible,… Try to keep your distance from other people at home as much as possible and follow the basic hygiene rules.
  5. The necessary quarantine attestation can also be found at https://www.mijngezondheid.belgie.be/ or https://www.masante.belgique.be/.
  6. In case of any problem in this proces, don’t hesitate to contact usb y calling 02/726 03 00 or through the contact form on the website.

 The result of my test is positive (you have COVID-19), what happens next?

  1. You stay in quarantine for at least 7 days. This means you stay at home. You don’t have contact with people except for your co-inhabitants. You don’t go tot he shop unless theres absolutely no other option.
  2. Contact tracing serviced will contact you to evaluate who you’ve been in close contact with to warn these people. This always happens anonimously.
  3. Your co-inhabitants need to get tested after 14 days, up until then they stay in quarantine. In case they develop symptoms as well, they should get tested earlier. Recontact us if this is the case.
  4. If you’re to sick to work, you will receive a sick note. If you’re capable of working but you can’t because of quarantine, you will receive a quarantine note.
  5. There is no need to get restested in order to proof that you are not contagious anymore. You can get out of quarantine after at least 7 days. On top of that you should be symptom free for at least 3 days.
  6. In case your symptoms get worse, don’t hesitate to contact us again. If you are worried at night or during the weekends, you can call 1733. You will be redirected tot he doctor on call.
  7. Don’t forget the golden rule: stay at home.

The result of the test is negative, what happens next?

  1. The result could be falsely negative. This mean you do have the corona virus but the test was unable to detect it. In case we suspect this is the case we will inform you about it. You further follow the guidelines as if you were tested positivly.
  2. The result could be truly negative. Possibly you are infected by another virus (e.g. a cold virus). You stay at home as long as you are presenting any kind of symptom. We will evaluate together what could bet he most likely explanation for your symptoms.

  Quarantine, for whom and for how long?

  1. You have tested positive yourself.
  • You stay in quarantine for at least 7 days. Quarantine only ends if you have been symptom free for at least 3 days as well.
  1. One of your co-inhabitants has tested positive.
  • You stay in quarantine until your test at day 14. This is indeed longer than the person who has tested positive himself. This is because he/she can still transmit the virus to you during the first 7 days. Afterwards it can take up to 10 days before you start showing symptoms. In case you develop symptoms at any point in time, contact us again.
  1. Someone you have been in close contact with (<1,5 meters), has tested positive.
  • You need to get tested after 7 days, starting from the day you last had close contact with this person. Up until then, you stay in close quarantine.

Quarantine, what does that mean?