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Self-quarantine means avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible, while self-isolation means staying indoors and completely avoiding contact with other people.
You will need to self-isolate:
1. if you have symptoms of coronavirus
2. before you get tested for coronavirus
3. while you wait for test results
4. if you have had a positive test result for coronavirus
Planning for isolation
If you are not yet required to isolate, it’s a good idea to plan ahead and think about the things that you will reasonably need to stay at home for a week. This does not mean that you should ‘panic buy’ food and supplies.
However, you should make sure that you have a way to get medications and groceries to you during your week in isolation, whether that means someone delivering them to you or ordering them online.
If you will be working from home, make sure to make arrangements to be able to do so. You should also plan entertainment and ways to communicate with other people for the time you’ll spend in isolation.
How to Self-Isolate or Self-Quarantine
1. Stay at home or in your room as much as you can. Keep the window open to let clean air in. (You should not go outside for a walk or entertain visitor, etc)
2. Separate from other people and pets
3. Keep the fluids from coughs and sneezes out of the air or off surfaces
4. Wash hands or use hand sanitizer if there is no soap
5. Clean, wash or disinfect “high-touch” items in the house
6. Properly dispose of your tissues and do not mix your clothes or anything else with others.
When to seek medical attention
If your illness is worsening, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible or call the emergency numbers in your country.
You should stay at home until seven days after your symptoms started. If after seven days you feel better and no longer have a high temperature, you can return to normal life. Your cough may continue for several weeks but as long as you no longer have a fever, you can end isolation after seven days.
Note: Self-isolation can be boring or frustrating. It may affect your mood and feelings. You may feel low, worried or have problems sleeping.
You may find it helpful staying in touch with friends or relatives by phone or on social media.