04 May 2020 – Test criteria expanded to include all symptomatic patients

This item is sourced from the CCCSL: CSH Covid-19 Control Strategies List co-ordinated by the Complexity Science Hub Vienna, Austria. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Detecting and isolating cases
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The test criteria have been expanded to test all symptomatic patients. When a patient is tested, the doctor performing the test will ask the patient to record their contacts over the last few days. On the basis of the National Labour Council agreements, an adapted medical certificate has been developed for the duration of the Covid-19 crisis, which can be used both for face-to-face and telephone consultations. In summary, employees, self-employed persons and civil servants unable to work receive ordinary sick pay after a possible period of guaranteed salary.
Full details here: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/news/inter-ministerial-conference-on-public-health/