16/08/021 People in the same household with a confirmed case; or classified as high-risk contacts; are required to stay in quarantine for up to 14 days from the latest exposure to the COVID-19 case. Contacts of a confirmed case of COVID-19 who are in possession of a valid vaccination certificate are eligible for early release from quarantine following a negative COVID-19 test.;03/01/2022 The standard isolation period for household contacts is of 14 days from date of swab of the positive case. When the positive case is eligible for 10 days release (has no symptoms for the last 3 days of their isolation); and the contact is 18 years or over and in possession of a valid vaccine certificate with a booster dose; or the contact is 5-17 years and in possession of a valid vaccine certificate with full primary schedule of vaccination with 2 doses; and does not have symptoms; can be isolated for 10 days. Children under the age of 5; and persons living in the household who do not fulfil the eligibility criteria for a shorter quarantine period are required to remain in quarantine for the full 14 days.;21/02/2022 The household members of primary/high-risk contacts (secondary contacts); who are not symptomatic or have not become a primary contact of a confirmed case or have not tested positive themselves; are eligible for exemption from quarantine; if they are 18 years old or over and have a valid vaccine certificate with a booster dose or are 5-17 years old and in possession of a valid vaccine certificate with two doses.; 02/05/2022 Household contacts DO NOT need to quarantine. No other persons who were in close contact with the positive case need to undergo any period of mandatory quarantine; irrespective of their vaccination status or the proximity of contact. Patients/residents in hospital or a residential home identified as close contacts of a positive case are required to observe a five-day quarantine period and can be released from quarantine if they test negative on the 5th day after the last exposure to the positive person with the day of exposure being considered DAY 0.