• Coronavirus spreads easily. If you had close contact (face-to-face, 1 metre or less apart) or live with someone who has COVID-19, then you may have caught it.
  • It can take up to 10 days before you become ill with COVID-19.
  • If you have coronavirus, you may pass it on to others even before becoming ill yourself.

Prevent spreading coronavirus to others

  • Stay at home.
  • Do not go to school. Inform your school that you need to quarantine.
  • Try to separate yourself from others at home, especially from those at risk of severe COVID-19 – those over 55 years or who have a chronic condition.

Try to follow these rules to avoid spreading it to others

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Stay in a separate room.

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Try to use shared spaces separately.

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If you do make contact with others at home, keep 1,5 metres apart, wear a mask and open the windows and doors.

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Use separate dishes, towels and bedding.

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Wash your hands often.

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Wipe down high–touch surfaces after use with a bleach solution

Know when to seek healthcare

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms – a cough, fever, sore throat, aching muscles, diarrhoea – contact your healthcare worker or phone the COVID-19 Hotline on 080 928 4102 (toll free).

For 10 days, even if you feel well, you may have coronavirus and can spread it to others. After 10 days – if you are well – you can stop separating from others at home and go back to school.