【StayHomeSafe Scheme】 What Should Close Contacts Do? (Updated on June 30)


StayHomeSafe Scheme assesses persons who need to undergo quarantine based on their dwelling place suitability for quarantine, the risk level of persons confining at the same place, and their individual physical conditions, in arranging close contacts and household contacts of close contacts to undergo home quarantine for 14 and 4 days respectively, find out more below.

Persons under home quarantine / Home quarantine arrangement

Close Contacts
Household Contacts of Close Contact
14-day quarantine + 7-day self-monitoring period4-day quarantine
Undergo RAT on Day 1, 4, 7 and 10 of the quarantine periodUndergo RAT on Day 1, Day 2 and Day 4 of the quarantine period
Attend a Community Testing Center to undergo a PCR test on Day 12  
  • Received at least 2 doses of vaccines: Conduct RATs on Day 6 and 7 or any 2 consecutive days after Day 7 of the period. If the RATs on these two successive days were negative, you are allowed to leave your place (RAT negative certificate will not be issued).
  • Haven't been vaccinated / only received 1 dose of vaccine: Undergo 14 days quarantine & medical surveillance

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Who are close contacts?

Close contacts refer to persons who live with the confirmed case in the same household; or persons who have had face-to-face close contacts with the confirmed case (especially when the confirmed case did not wear a mask e.g. having meals together). Tracing period as follows:

Close Contacts with Symptomatic CaseClose Contacts with Asymptomatic Case
 2 days before symptom onset date 2 days before the date of collection of specimen

Home quarantine principles

Self-arrange daily necessities (delivery allowed)

Persons under home quarantine are required to make their own arrangements for basic daily necessities or food, such as by friends and relatives or ordering online. Persons delivering these items should leave them at the door, use contactless payment methods and are not allowed to enter the home. Having face-to-face contact should also be avoided . You can call "StayHomeSafe" Scheme Hotline if you are not able to arrange daily necessities.

3 situations to leave place of quarantine

  • Dispose of garbage
  • Head to Community Testing Centers for PCR test
  • For any other activities as agreed by the Department of Health

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What to do when I feel unwell during the period?

Persons under home quarantine should conduct RAT on their own on specified dates, and take a photo immediately after reading the RAT result. If the result is positive, contact StayHomeSafe Hotline at 1833 019 immediately.

If you have fever higher than 38℃ or develop other severe symptoms, incl. shortness of breath, palpitations or chest pain, you may have contracted COVID-19. Please contact the hotline to report your health condition for assessment and further hospital admission arrangement. In case of emergency, please call 999.


  • Stay in their dwelling place and wear an electronic wristband
  • Taking body temperature twice a day
  • If you have a smartphone, download "StayHomeSafe" mobile appclick here to download and learn more
  • Record the health monitoring information and test results in the “Medical Surveillance Form for Home Quarantine”
  • Follow other home quarantine guidelines issued by the DH

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