This will depend on whether you have symptoms of COVID-19. If you:

 

  • are asymptomatic (you do not have any symptoms) you are not required to isolate 
  • have symptoms you must isolate for 7 days from the start of symptoms, unless a longer period is recommended by a medical practitioner
    • Mild disease symptoms and signs include but are not limited to the following: fever, cough, sore throat, malaise, headache, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, loss of taste and smell.
    • Severe disease refers to persons who test positive and have exacerbated symptoms i.e shortness of breath, dyspnoea, chest pain and abnormal chest imaging and who require hospitalisation to manage the clinical presentation 

 

  • You should practice all the preventative measures to avoid infecting others, including:
    • avoid large gatherings
    • always wear a mask
    • keep windows open and well-ventilated and meet outdoors rather than indoors where possible
    • keep a distance of 1.5m from other people