Nobody likes isolating but in certain cases this is the only way to protect those dearest to you and to avoid infecting others
Who Must Go into IsolationWhen do I go into isolation, how to dispute an isolation order and what do I do if I have symptoms consistent with coronavirus?
Isolation of Confirmed COVID-19 CasesWho needs to go into isolation, self-report, isolation length, isolation shortening and who can isolate with COVID-19 confirmed cases
Isolation for Non-Israeli Confirmed COVID CasesWho needs to go into isolation, self-report, isolation length, isolation shortening and who can isolate with international arrivals
Isolation by personal instruction from the Healthcare SystemWho needs to go into isolation, self-report, isolation length, isolation shortening and who can isolate with close contacts of a confirmed case
Isolation RequirementsNobody likes isolating but in certain cases this is the only way to protect those dearest to you and to avoid infecting others
Exceptional Leave during IsolationIn some exceptional cases, it is permitted to leave isolation
Isolation Benefit for WorkersConditions for receving isolation benefit
Who Must Go into Isolation
These are the cases where you need to go into isolation:
- Confirmed COVID cases, namely, those who tested positive to COVID.
- Those who receive a personal instruction to go into isolation from the Health System – in special cases a guidance will be given by a district physician, by the Head of Public Health Services or by the Ministry of Health's Director General.
Who should not go into isolation
As of 23.5.2022, isolation is no longer required in the following cases (regardless of vaccination or recovery):
• Those who have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID case
• Those who live with a confirmed case, even if it is a helpless individual
• Those who accompany a patient in isolation
If you accompany a child under the age of 12 or a helpless individual diagnosed with COVID, you will no longer be eligible for isolation benefits because you do not have to remain in isolation. In this situation, the usual rules for a child's illness apply.
Onset of symptoms during isolation
If, during isolation, fever of 38 degrees, coughing of difficulty breathing appear, or if existing symptoms worsen, you may seek help from your primary care physician over the phone or contact the hotline of your insuring HMO. Do not arrive in the HMO clinic or the emergency room unless this is an urgent medical emergency. Then, you must be evacuated to the emergency room by a Magen David Adom ambulance. During the dispatch call, you are required to disclose that the person who requires evacuation is a person currently in isolation or a confirmed COVID-19 case.