Self-Quarantine Guide in COVID-19 Times
Self-quarantine for COVID-19 is recommended by Doctors for people who have been directly exposed to the virus or have been infected but not showing any symptoms. (.e. Asymptomatic cases) in order to prevent further transmission.
You can follow the below mentioned steps to self-quarantine at the comfort of your home:
1. Maintain a Report:
Firstly, inform your Local Doctor about the self-quarantine and maintain a self-quarantine report which keeps track of your symptoms such as fever, respiratory illness (cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath), mild flu-like illness (fatigue, chills, muscle aches) and/or loss of taste or smell along with your body temperature on a daily basis for a period of 14 days.
2. Intimate your Doctor immediately:
Contact your healthcare facility or Doctor as soon as you become ill. Ensure that you inform your health provider that you are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms and put on a facemask throughout. Ask your Healthcare provider to update the local government department in case you are infected.
Restrict yourself to an one-room confinement, preferable with a separate toilet that no one uses (If possible). Wear Surgical masks and gloves all the time that should be changed in every 8 hours. The used masks need to be disposed of and should never be reused.
4. Dedicate only one caretaker:
Only one person should be dedicated to care for you in this period and only he/she should be allowed to enter the room. This person should always maintain a distance of 3 metres . Elderly, pregnant women and family members with co-morbidities need to stay away from the room as much as possible.
5. Isolate used Clothes and Utensils:
Clothes worn by you should never come in direct contact with anyone else. Disposable gloves should be worn while washing your clothes, utensils etc and personal household items should never be shared.
6. Sanitize high contact surfaces:
All high contact surfaces need to be sanitized regularly. These may include, tabletops, doorknobs, bedside table, bathroom fixtures etc.
7. Masks Disposal:
Used masks should be disinfected and then disposed by either burning or deep burial.
8. Take care of your mental health too:
Keep yourself upbeat by staying in touch with family using technology, reading, listening to music, and staying away from news
In case you need any assistance in combating the Coronavirus outbreak, feel free to get in touch with us. Our team at Edelweiss Gallagher would be more than happy to help you out.