Welcome to the crisis website of the Public Entity Bonaire. This website is online when there is a crisis. That is why you can now find all information about COVID-19 on this website.

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COVID-19 Information

On this page you will find information about what to do if you test positive for COVID-19, or if you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive.

When someone tests positive, this has consequences for the members of their household and their close contacts.

Household members live in the same house as the infected person. They share spaces such as the living room, bathroom, kitchen or bedroom.

A close contact had contact with an infected person and was within 1.5 meters of that person for longer than a total of 15 minutes in a 24-hour period.
It is also possible to have high-risk contact with an infected person. This means kissing, hugging, shaking hands or being coughed or sneezed upon by such a person.

If you would like to make an appointment for a test, call toll-free 0800 0800. This number may be reached from Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. – noon and from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. and on Sundays from 8 a.m. – noon. People with a foreign number may call +599 715 5399, but this number is not free of charge.

I have tested positive, what now?

You must go into isolation immediately. When you are in isolation, you must stay at home in your own room and you must also sleep there. Other members of the household may not enter your room. You may not have any contact with them.

  • You are not allowed to go outside, to school, the shops or to work.
  • Let others get your groceries or have them delivered.
  • You may sit in your own garden or on your own balcony.
  • No one is allowed to visit you except for medical matters (e.g. your family doctor, Public Health Department).

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What should you do?
Step 1) Immediately inform your close contacts and household members that they must go into quarantine. Both unvaccinated and vaccinated close contacts and household members must be quarantined.

This applies to all close contacts and household members with whom you have been in contact during the two days before you experienced your first symptoms up to and including the day you received your positive test result.

If you did not have any symptoms, then you must start counting from two days before your test appointment until the day you received your positive test result.

Step 2): Forward the information letters to your close contacts and household members.

On the fifth day after their last contact with you, they may be tested by the Public Health Department. They may make an appointment to do this right away by calling the toll-free number 0800 0800.
Please note that the day of the last contact is day 0! Add five days to that and that day will be the test date.

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How long does isolation last?
The Public Health Department will not contact you at the end of your isolation period. You yourself determine when you may leave isolation. You can calculate when it is time to leave isolation:

  • If you had symptoms, then your first day of illness counts as day 0. Add seven days to that. If you were symptom-free for 24 hours prior to this seventh day you may leave isolation. However, if you still have symptoms on the seventh day, you will have to wait until you have been symptom- free for 24 hours. Only then may you leave isolation.

For example: you experienced COVID-19 symptoms on Monday. That is day 0. Seven days later is the next Monday. If you have been symptom-free for 24 hours prior to that Monday, you may leave isolation on the Monday.

  • If you did not experience any symptoms, you must start counting from the day you were tested. This is day 0. Add seven days to that and that will be the day you may leave isolation.

For example: you were tested on Monday. This is day 0. Seven days later it is Monday. On this Monday you may you leave isolation.

I am a household member, what now?

You must go into quarantine immediately. There is a risk that you yourself have been infected with the coronavirus and may pass the virus on to others.

Do not enter the room where the infected person is. Use another bathroom if possible.

If you are in quarantine, you may leave your room, but you must always keep 1.5 meters distance from other household members.

  • You are not allowed to go outside, to school, the shops or to work.
  • Let others get your groceries for you or have them delivered.
  • You may sit in your own garden or on your own balcony.
  • No one is allowed to visit you except for medical matters (e.g. your family doctor, Public Health Department).

Your quarantine must be for 10 days. The last day you were in contact with the infected person is day 0.

You may choose to have a PCR test at the Public Health Department on the fifth day after your last contact with the infected person. If you test negative, you may then leave quarantine.

The day of your last contact is day 0. Add five days to that and that should be the day of the test.
For example: if your last contact with the infected person was on Wednesday, your test should take place the following Monday.

Do not get a test before the fifth day. If you do, your test result may be negative even though you are infected. In such a case you would have to repeat the test.

Call the toll- free phone number 0800 0800 to make an appointment.

This toll- free number 0800 0800 may be reached from Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. – noon and from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. and on Sundays from 8 a.m. –noon. People with a foreign phone number may also call +599 715 5399, but this number is not free of charge.

If you do not get an employee on the line immediately do not hang up. If you are on hold your call will be answered in due course!

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I am a close contact, what now?

You must go into quarantine immediately. There is a risk that you yourself have been infected with the coronavirus and you may pass the virus on to others.

If you are in quarantine, you may leave your room, but you must always keep 1.5 meters distance from other household members.

  • You are not allowed to go outside, to school, the shops or to work.
  • Let others get your groceries for you or have them delivered.
  • You may sit in your own garden or on your own balcony.
  • No one is allowed to visit you except for medical matters (e.g. your family doctor, Public Health Department).

Your quarantine must be for 10 days. The last day you were in contact with the infected person is day 0.

You may choose to have a PCR test at the Public Health Department on the fifth day after your last contact with the infected person. If you test negative, you may then leave quarantine.

The day of your last contact is day 0. Add five days to that and that should be the day of the test.
For example: if your last contact with the infected person was on Wednesday, your test should take place the following Monday.

Do not get a test before the fifth day. If you do, your test result may be negative even though you are infected. In such a case you would have to repeat the test.

Call the toll- free phone number 0800 0800 to make an appointment.

This toll- free number 0800 0800 may be reached from Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. – noon and from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. and on Sundays from 8 a.m. –noon. People with a foreign phone number may also call +599 715 5399, but this number is not free of charge.

If you do not get an employee on the line immediately do not hang up. If you are on hold your call will be answered in due course!

For more information please click here