Self-isolation is an important measure taken by those who have COVID-19 symptoms to avoid infecting others in the community, including family members.
Self-isolation is when a person who is experiencing fever, cough or other COVID-19 symptoms stays at home and does not go to work, school or public places. This can be voluntarily or based on his/her healthcare provider’s recommendation.
In this case:
- Have a large, well-ventilated single room with hand hygiene and toilet facilities.
- If this is not available place beds at least one metre apart.
- Keep at least one metre distance from others, even from your family members.
- Monitor your symptoms daily.
- Self-isolate for 7 days, even if you feel healthy.
- If you develop difficulty breathing, contact your healthcare provider immediately – call them first if possible.
- Stay positive and energised by keeping in touch with loved ones by phone or online, and by exercising yourself at home.