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.

2. Caregiver

  • 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. 

3. Other

  • 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

  • Gloves

  • 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

  • Monitoring Devices