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FAQs on Self Isolation

Self-isolation is about protecting others and slowing down the spread of COVID-19. It is very important that anyone who has the virus, or might have been exposed to it, limits the number of people they come into contact with for 14days. This is themost effective way of preventing the coronavirus fromspreading.

If you are asked to self-isolate, it is important that you follow the advice which is there to help keep you, your loved ones, and your communitysafe.

Who needs to Self-Isolate?

  • People who arewaiting for a COVID-19 test result
  • People who are identified as being a close contact of someone with coronavirus Returning travellers

What does Self-Isolating mean?

If you have been told to self-isolate, you will need to get to the place you are going to stay using your normal mode of transport. Once, you have reached the place. Then, remain indoors and avoid contact with otherpeople.

This will prevent you from spreading the disease to your family, friends and the wider community. In practical terms, thismeansthat once you reach your residence youmust:

  • Stay at home
  • Not go to work, or publicareas
  • Not use public transport like buses, trains, metros ortaxis Avoid visitors to yourhome
  • Ask friends, familymembers or delivery services to carry out errands for you - such as getting groceries, medications or other shoppingetc.

I live with other people, how do I self-isolate?

It is important that you separate yourself fromother people in your home and if you share facilities like toilets and bathrooms, regular cleaning will be required. You should stay in a well-ventilated roomwith a window that can be opened, separate from other people in your home. In the Self Isolation Key Pointers (as given below), there are specific recommendations in the case that a separate bathroomis not available, if you live in shared accommodation, and if you share a kitchenwith others, and these should be followed closely.

Self-Isolation Key Pointers

    Please find below the self-isolation key pointerswhich should be practiced during isolation
  • Stay at home and do not go out for work or any other purposes separate yourself from other people in your home
  • Call ahead before visiting your doctor
  • Wear a facemask
  • Avoid sharing household items
  • Wash your hands
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes do not have visitors in your home
  • Try to keep away from your pets
  • Monitor your symptoms
  • Wash all laundry at the highest temperature

What if I have other responsibilities of taking care of myfamily?

If you are infected, it is important that we do everything that we can to reduce the risk of further spread of the infection. This will require understanding and support from family members andfriends.

Make alternate arrangements for the responsibilities that you have at Home. May be through the rest of the family members or friends.