What is Self-Isolation?
According to Public Health England, self-isolation means cutting yourself off from the rest of the world. This includes staying at home, avoiding public transport or taxis, and not going to work or school. If you need to self-isolate, follow these procedures:
Stay at Home and Separate Yourself from Others
Remain in your home, except for getting medical care. Ask for help if you need groceries or medication. Stay in a well-ventilated room with a window to the outside that opens and separates from other people in your home. Use a different bathroom from the rest of the household, if available. If you share a bathroom, regular cleaning will be required. Evans Safezone Plus® or Evans Professional Chlor Tabs® recommended.
Call Ahead Before Visiting Your Doctor
Discuss all medical appointments in advance with your designated medical contact.
Wear a Face Mask If Advised To
Wear a mask when you are in the same room as others and when you visit a healthcare provider. If you cannot wear a facemask, the people who live with you should wear one while they are in the same room as you.
Cover Your Coughs and Sneezes
Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of tissues into a plastic waste bag and immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Wash Your Hands
Please wash your hands or assist the person you care for in washing their hands often and thoroughly with a premium soap, such as Evans Pink Pearl® Hand, Hair & Body Wash or Evans Orchard Fresh® Hand, Hair & Body Wash.
Avoid Sharing Household Items and Visitors
Do not share household items such as dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels or bedding with other people in your home after using them. Do not allow visitors to enter your home unless an essential need is discussed with your designated medical contact first.
Laundry and Pets
Place laundry, bedding, and towels in a plastic bag and wash once it is known that the tests for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) are unfavourable. If you have pets, try to keep away from them. If this is unavoidable, wash your hands before and after contact.
Remember, self-isolation can be challenging, but it's necessary to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. We hope these tips help you stay safe and healthy during these trying times.