Patient discussions

Patients in home isolation should be advised to:[89][86][127]

  • Stay home

  • Separate themselves from other people in the home

  • Call ahead before visiting their doctor

  • Wear a facemask when in the same room as other people

  • Practise respiratory hygiene (i.e., cover mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing)

  • Wash hands often using soap and water (or alcohol-based hand sanitiser)

  • Avoid sharing household items

  • Monitor their symptoms and seek prompt medical attention if illness is getting worse (e.g., difficulty breathing).

Detailed guidance for home isolation patients is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO):



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