If you have or show symptoms of coronavirus then you need to self-isolate. The most common symptoms of coronavirus are thought to be a continuous cough, high temperature, headache, body pain, and some others. To self-quarantine properly, there are 5 rules when staying at home to prevent further spread of the virus.
Separate Yourself From Other Members:-
If you have the symptoms of coronavirus and want to self-isolate yourself then you should stay in a well-ventilated room, separate from other people in your home. You should minimize the time you spend in shared places such as bathrooms, living rooms, and kitchens. You should aim to separate facilities, especially a bathroom if you have a vulnerable person living with you.
Use Of Face Masks:-
The use of face masks is an effective means of preventing the spread of infection. You should cover your mouth and nose with face masks when you cough and sneeze. N95 respirators and surgical masks are examples of personal protective equipment that is used to protect the wearer from infected particles.
Doing The Laundry:-
Dirty laundry, bedding, and towels that have been in contact with an ill person should be washed separately, to minimize the possibility of dispersing the virus from an infected person to a healthy person. All the waste that has been in contact with the individual who is self-isolating including tissues, clothes, etc should be put in a disposal bag and tied when full and kept separate from other waste in your home.
Avoid Sharing Household Items:-
If you are self-isolating yourself at home, then stop sharing household items like dishes, cups, drinking glasses, utensils, towels, and bedding with anyone. Wash these items after you use them. Frequently wipe down high touch surfaces like tabletops, doorknobs, toilets, phones, bedside tables…, etc with a household cleanser.
Disposing Of Waste:-
All waste that has been in contact with the person who is self-isolating should be put in a disposal bag and kept separately from other waste. The waste bags should be placed in other bags and tied securely. You should not dispose of the bag for at least 72 hours, after which you can put it in your usual household bin.