Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has issued a reminder about relevant home quarantine guidelines for those individuals who come in contact with COVID-19 positive patients. In the advisory, the committee has noted that home quarantine rules for vaccinated Abu Dhabi residents will differ from unvaccinated individuals in the emirate.
The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee is working in collaboration with the Department of Health-Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre to protect the health and wellbeing of all members of the community against the COVID-19 pandemic.
As per the rules, vaccinated individuals are required to undergo five-day quarantine. Furthermore, they must take a PCR test on day four of quarantine. They can remove their quarantine wristband on day five if they get a negative result in the COVID-19 test.
On the other hand, unvaccinated individuals are required to quarantine themselves for 10 days and take a PCR test on day eight of isolation. They can remove the wristband on day 10 only after receiving a negative PCR test result.
Abu Dhabi authorities encourage all individuals registered for home quarantine to carry out a free walk-in PCR test as well as get their wristband removed at Mina Zayed Center in Abu Dhabi, Al Dhafra Hospital, and Al Ain Convention Centre.
In addition, the Committee calls on community members who suspect that they have come in contact with a COVID-19 infected person to self-isolate in order to protect the health and safety of their friends and family members.