23 February 2020 – Established contact tracing procedures

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

Overview: The Government of Spain implemented testing mechanisms after the detection of the first imported cases on 31 January in La Gomera.

The contact tracing protocol classifies as “close contacts” or as possible, probable or confirmed cases any person who has provided care while the case presented active symptoms, spouses, or family members and persons who stayed at the same place, at a distance of less than two meters and for a period of at least 15 minutes, while the patient presented active symptoms.

Contacts are instructed to quarantine at home for 14 days.
Full details here: https://www.dsn.gob.es/es/actualidad/sala-prensa/coronavirus-covid-19-23-febrero-2020