Staying at home, unless you need to leave to get medical care. You must always call ahead before arriving at your medical center. However, in most cases you will be able to receive medical care using telehealth (VDO or phone consultations) while medicines can be delivered to your home. If you need a doctor or nurse (e.g. for blood sampling) consultation they could visit you at home (using protective clothing).
Living in a separate room, preferably well ventilated, away from other people in your household. Use a separate bathroom, if available, that others do not use. Pets should not stay in the room with the patient.
Ensuring others do not enter your home unless they are providing necessary medical or personal care. The people who usually live in your house with you can continue to stay in the house with you. However, they are considered to be close contacts and are also required to isolate (see below).
Having groceries and other essential items delivered to your home. As all household members will be in isolation, it is important to arrange delivery of groceries and other essential items.
Strictly observing hygiene measures e.g:
- Stay at least 2 meters away from people living in your house.
- Clean often-touched surfaces in your separate room and bathroom, such as doorknobs, light switches, electronics and counters, every day.
- Avoid sharing personal household items, such as dishes, towels, bedding and electronics.
- Wear a face mask when near others. Change the face mask each day.
- If wearing a face mask isn’t possible, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or elbow when coughing or sneezing. Afterward, throw away the tissue or wash the handkerchief.
- Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.