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Testing for COVID-19

If you have symptoms or if you suspect that you are infected, stay at home and register immediately for testing on My pages (Mínar síður) on Heilsuvera. If you do not have a Digital certificate, you can contact your local healthcare centre by telephone or contact the on call medical hotline 1700 or the Heilsuvera online chat. It is important that you conduct yourself as in isolation until you receive confirmation that you are not infected. You should not, under any circumstances, visit your healthcare centre, the LSH Emergency Unit or the Læknavaktin (out-of-hours medical assistance service) if you have symptoms.

Screening

To determine if a person is infected with COVID-19, a swab must be taken from the nose and throat of the person with symptoms. Screening is done at Suðurlandsbraut 34, the ground floor. Results of the screening will be sent to My pages on Heilsuvera.is.

Screening and treatment of COVID-19 is free of charge in Iceland as the disease is obliged to be registered.

Positive test results

Individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 are placed in isolation in their home and should follow the instructions of the Chief Epidemiologist. It's important to take care of the following:

  • Resting

  • Drink well

  • Hygiene and especially hand washing

  • Paracetamol can be used to ease pain and lower fever if needed.

If symptoms worsen or you experience breathing problems, please contact your local healthcare centre.