Spain eases Covid quarantine rules

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Spain eases Covid quarantine rules for close contacts.

From Saturday, March 5, new rules will come into force in Spain for close contacts of Covid cases. The decision to ease the rules has been made by the Public Health Commission. Coronavirus quarantine rules for close contacts will be eased regardless of the person’s vaccination status.

The rule changes were announced on Tuesday, March 1. From March 5, close contacts of Covid cases will not need to quarantine, according to La Sexta.

The Public Health Commission though has recommended that precautionary measures for vulnerable people be increased.

The Commission has advised that for 10 days after being exposed to a positive case close contacts should reduce social interactions and take precautions where possible. The commission has suggested constant mask-wearing and following hand hygiene measures. The organisation has also said that close contacts should avoid being in contact with vulnerable people.

The incidence rate in Spain is falling which has led to this decision.

Fully vaccinated people in Spain were already able to avoid quarantine. The new measure will affect people who have not yet been fully vaccinated. It will also affect young children who have not yet had the full vaccine schedule.

Children below five years old are not being vaccinated in Spain. Just under 20 per cent of children between five and 11 years old have been vaccinated.

Anyone who has been infected with the virus though will have to self-isolate.

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