If you test positive for COVID-19, then you will be placed under mandatory quarantine by the Public Health Authority. You must remain indoors within your accommodation. During this period of mandatory quarantine, you are not allowed to leave your residence, and no visitors are allowed to meet you. You should self-monitor yourself and take your temperature twice a day.
You will be required to quarantine for a period of time determined by the Public Health Authority. Only they can tell you when your quarantine period is over, this may be longer than 14 days. This is enforceable by law. Failures to observe this obligation will result in fines of €10,000 each time a person is found to be in breach of quarantine.
All members within your household or accommodation will also be placed under mandatory quarantine. This period of mandatory quarantine may be reset if another member of the household tests positive for Covid-19 during the quarantine period. This period may be longer than 14 days. You can expect to be under mandatory quarantine for at least 21 days. This is enforceable by law. Failures to observe this obligation will result in fines of €10,000 each time a person is found to be in breach of quarantine.
If you have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, but do not live with that person, then you will be required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days. If you do end up testing positive for COVID-19 then you will need to remain in mandatory quarantine until cleared by the Public Health Authorities. This is enforceable by law. People breaking the mandatory quarantine will be fined €3,000 each time a person is found to be in breach of quarantine.
Before taking the test you should self-isolate, and continue to do so until the moment you receive your test result. If you test negative, continue to self-isolate for a further 24 hours. If you test positive you must obey the instructions of the Public Health Authority.