Through Ministerial Resolution No. 018-2022-MINSA, published on 21 January, new quarantine and isolation deadlines are established to replace those that have been recently approved.

The new rule provides that:

1. From now on, only the term 'isolation' will be used. It replaces all the definitions of 'quarantine' and 'isolation' contained in the MINSA normative documents. Accordingly, the new rules are applicable to the workplace.

2. The terms of isolation are again modified, this time for the entire national territory, according to the following details:

Suspected, probable or confirmed case

 

Symptomatic

Asymptomatic

Without complete vaccination* regardless of age or risk factors

10 days from onset of symptoms

7 days from positive test

Over 60 years of age or with risk factors regardless of vaccination

10 days from onset of symptoms

7 days from positive test

Under 60 years of age, without comorbidity and with complete vaccination*

7 days from positive test

7 days from positive test

*Complete vaccination at two doses plus booster.

3. It is provided that close contact that did not happen at home does not require isolation, this time for the entire national territory. For close contact at home, it provides as follows:


Direct contact at home

Under 60 years of age, no risk factors and complete vaccination

No isolation

Over 60 years of age or with risk factors and complete vaccination*

7 days (can be 5 if there is negative PCR on day 3)

Without complete vaccination*

7 days

* Complete vaccination at two doses plus booster

 

We trust that this information will be useful to you and your company. If you require legal advice on this issue, do not hesitate to contact us.