Stay home and go out only if absolutely necessary
Avoid social gatherings.
Layer two face masks at all times when you are outdoors and at home if someone in the household is infected.
Maintain at least six feet of distance between yourself and others whenever you are outdoors
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Minimise touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Regularly sanitise surfaces and objects that you touch frequently.
Eat nutritious foods and exercise daily.
Get vaccinated as soon as you are eligible.
Seek medical advice if you have any symptoms.
SELF ISOLATION PROCESS
Strictly stay in the identified room
Wear a medical face mask/ N-95 face mask at all times.
Follow cough etiquette. Cover your mouth and nose with a Tissue paper/ handkerchief when you sneeze/cough.
Always maintain a physical distance of 6 feet from other people in the home.
Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 40 seconds or use alcohol-based sanitizers.
Stay away from elderly persons at home and those with comorbid conditions.
Don’t meet visitors till you are released from home isolation.
Take adequate rest and sleep.
Do not share personal items.
Strictly follow the physician’s instructions.
Check and record your temperature using a digital thermometer (should be ≤ 100.40 in the armpit)and oxygen saturation with a fingertip pulse oximeter (should be ≥95%) thrice daily Also check pulse and blood pressure.
Eat a balanced and nutritious diet.
Strictly avoid smoking, chewing tobacco and alcohol intake.
Clean and disinfect frequently-touched surfaces in your room with 7% Lysol or 1% sodium hypochlorite solution. These solutions are available in the market.
Gloves, masks, disposed tissue and other waste generated during home isolation shall be soaked in 1% sodium hypo-Chlorite solution for 30 minutes and placed in a separate waste bag and disposed of.
Clean and disinfect bathroom, fixtures and toilet surfaces at least once daily.
Regular household soap or detergent should be used first for cleaning, followed by 1% sodium hypochlorite solution.
Answer promptly to the tele-monitoring call.
Report to the physician/ health authorities about your health status every day.
Always keep phone numbers of medical officers, treating physician and ambulance services handy.
A person can end home isolation 17 days after onset of symptoms (or date of sampling, for asymptomatic cases) if the person doesn’t have any symptoms, no fever for three days and tests negative for Covid.