1. Facility & Environment
Make sure your house not only has a separate area where you can self-isolate but also additional space to quarantine your family contacts if required.
The area for your self-isolation must have adequate ventilation and an attached bathroom for your individual use.
Restrict your movement within the house and avoid any contact with other family members especially with elderly people, pregnant women, children and any other family member with comorbidities
If a family member (Caregiver) needs to stay in the same room as you, ensure you maintain a distance of at least 1 meter between the both of you.
Make sure there is a closed trash bin in your room.
Place a plastic bag in your trash bin and ensure the plastic bag is tightly sealed before you throw it.
You will need to have a Caregiver who can be any member of your family and who shall be available 24X7 to assist you with all your needs in the quarantine period.
Only one member of the family shall be allowed to provide care to you and be the designated Caregiver
The caregiver shall monitor your health regularly and seek immediate medical attention if you develop serious signs or symptoms.
The Caregiver shall always maintain a communication link between you and a hospital for the entire duration of home isolation.
The Caregiver and other close contacts in your family will be prescribed prophylactic Hydroxychloroquine by the treating doctor if required.
The caregiver shall wear a facemask and gloves every time they enter your room and shall dispose of the mask and gloves and wash their hands immediately after leaving the room.
Do not allow any visitors into your house
Restrict yourself from contacting any of your family members in person and use your phone to contact anyone else in the house if required.
Avoid contact with any pet in the house, especially if other people are also in contact with it.
Do not venture out of the house unless it is a medical emergency and even then, call your local Ambulance Service.
If you have a chronic health condition and require regular medication, ensure you have adequate supply available at home or have other members run errands for you if you need food or medicines.
- Use simple ways to explain the situation to children and avoid any direct contact with them
- Make sure to get enough sleep and rest.
4. Requisite Items
Personal Protective Equipment
Triple Layer Masks
Hand Wash Liquid
Alcohol (60%) based Hand Sanitizer
Home and surface cleaning Disinfectants
Alcohol wipes to clean devices after every use
Tissue napkins to dry hands after washing.
Closed Trash Bins