What is Home Quarantine for COVID-19?

You may be required to be quarantined for home surveillance under the following circumstances when you have

  • Been discharged home after recovering from Covid-19 infection
  • Had contact with PUI cases or confirmed Covid-19 patients
  • Return from Travel Abroad from any country (especially China, Hong Kong, Macau, Korea, Italy, Spain, Iran, Denmark, Japan)

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During this period, you MUST try to avoid contact with as many people as possible, preferably to stay alone if possible.  This is a check list to ensure you are able to perform the self-quarantine successfully

  • Have a bedroom with en-suite bathroom (or a bathroom which can be used only by you) away from the rest of the household
  • Have access to food and other necessities for 14 days
  • Have access to glove and disinfectant at home and wear a face mask when there is people around you
  • Practice good personal hygiene and do not share eating utensils
  • Avoid or limit visitors to your house
  • Stay at least 2 metres from the rest of your family especially those in high risk group (people over 65 years, children less than 2 years, pregnant women, people who have diabetes, heart or lung disease and people who are immune-compromised such as cancer patients)
  • Stay home and be contactable by a Health Practitioner
  • Able to go to seek medical help with own transport (if you develop symptoms or condition worsens)

Reference:  Management of PUI from COVID-19 Management number 4/2020

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