If you have COVID-19, you must isolate yourself from others for at least 10 days to prevent coronavirus from spreading.
- Isolate yourself from others at home in a separate room and stay at home. If possible, arrange for those at risk of severe COVID-19 to stay elsewhere.
- If you are unable to stay in a separate room, you may need to move to an isolation facility to check on your health and prevent spreading coronavirus to others, especially if there are people at home at risk of severe COVID-19.
Take these steps to live separately:
Have separate eating utensils like cutlery, plates, cups, and trays. Wash with soapy water.
Use separate bedding and towels.
If possible, use a separate bathroom. If using a shared bathroom, use it alone after everyone else has finished.
Limit the number of caregivers – make sure they are not people at risk of severe COVID-19.
If it is difficult to isolate yourself completely from others all the time:
Don’t share a bed.
Stay away from people at risk of severe COVID-19: those over 55 years and those with chronic conditions.
Wear a mask.
Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue. Throw the tissue safely in a bin.
Spend time outside at home if you can.
Open windows and doors.