1.    For Patient

Stay Away From Others

    Stay in a well-ventilated single room preferably with an attached/separate toilet.

    If another family member needs to stay in the same room, it’s advisable to maintain a distance of at least 1 meter between the two.

    Stay away from elderly people, pregnant women, children, and persons with co morbidities within the household.


Restrict All Movement So That Others In The House Stay Safe From Infection

    Use a separate bathroom

    Under no circumstances attend any social/religious gathering e.g. wedding, condolences, etc.

Seek Health Care And Notify

    If suffering from fever, cough, or having difficulty in breathing, wear a mask to protect others and immediately get in touch with your nearest health facility

Avoid Going To Public Areas

    Do not go to work, school, or public areas

    If you are infected, you could transmit infection to others


Avoid Visitors Or Support Staff Coming To The House

    You may likely pass infection unknowingly

    Support staff like maids, drivers, etc should be asked to stay away

2.    For Caregiver


    Take care of bed ridden person helping them follow doctor’s instructions for medication(s) and care.

    Make sure the person who is sick drinks a lot of fluids and rests.

    Take care of their pet(s), and limit contact between the person who is sick and their pet(s) when possible.

Monitor Symptoms:

    Fever and breathing must be monitored regularly and reported immediately in case there is breathing difficulty or very high fever.

Protective Hygiene:

    Avoid sharing household items like dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, bedding with the person.

    Throw used tissues in a lined closed trash can.

    Wash and disinfect linen in warm water and soap, dry in sun Washing machine: use disinfectant, soap, warm water, dry in sun

     Linen can be soaked in hot water and soap in a large drum, using a stick to stir, avoiding splashing

     (soak linen in 0.05% chlorine for approximately 30 minutes.

     Finally, rinse with clean water and let linen dry fully in the sunlight.

     Place all used tissues, disposable gloves, facemasks, and other contaminated items in a lined container before disposing them of with other household waste.

Clean And Disinfect:

    All “high-touch” surfaces, such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables, every day.

    Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them.

3.    For Family

Wash Hands

    Often thoroughly with soap and water for 40 secs or with 70% alcohol-based sanitizer for 20 secs

Keep Away

    Stay away from elderly members

    Household members should stay in another room separated from the person as much as possible.

    Household members should use a separate bedroom and bathroom, if available.

Prevent Spread Of Infection

    Avoid sharing household items e.g. dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, bedding with other people at home.

    Always wear a triple layered mask when in contact with an infected person.

    Disposable masks should not be reused. (Used mask should be considered as potentially infected). Dispose Masks safely.

Take Prompt Action

    If symptoms appear (fever/cough /difficulty in breathing) inform your healthcare provider immediately.