• If you had close contact (face-to-face, 1 metre or less apart) or live with  someone with COVID-19, 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, even before becoming ill.
  • You must quarantine yourself: live separately from others to prevent spreading coronavirus.

Prevent coronavirus spread to others

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Stay at home. Quarantine yourself from others in separate room. If you cannot do this, you may need to stay in a quarantine facility to check if you get COVID-19 and prevent spread to others.

If you can quarantine at home, make sure you follow these rules:

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If you make contact with others, keep apart, wear masks, and open doors and windows.
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Wash your hands often.

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Keep your home clean of coronavirus. 

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Use separate dishes, towels and bedding. Wash well.

Look after yourself

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  • Look after your health.
  • If you have a chronic condition, adhere to your treatment.

Recognise when to seek healthcare

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms – a fever, cough, sore throat – contact your health worker or phone a COVID-19 hotline.

  • Visit a health facility urgently if you have difficulty breathing, confusion, chest pain that won’t go away or you cannot wake up.
  • Call ahead. Avoid public transport. If needed, call an ambulance.

Even if you feel well, you can still spread coronavirus to others.
You can stop quarantine if you are well and only after 10 days.