What is meant by self-isolation during Covid-19?
We heard two words from everyone and everywhere nowadays during the coronavirus outbreak. One is Self-isolation and the other is social distancing. But what is the meaning of these two words and why are they using these for precautionary measures? Social distancing is restricting yourself to one place and not going out to join gatherings at parties, clubs, restaurants etc to avoid spreading Covid-19.
What is the meaning of self-isolation?
Self-isolation is restricting yourself to an area and not interacting in social. If you know you are having symptoms of coronavirus, you should go into self-isolation.
If you noticed that you got some symptoms, and you are living alone, keep yourself isolated for at least seven days. But if someone else is living with you, they should self-isolated themselves for at least fourteen days.
What if I should go outside?
It’s recommended staying at home for at least seven days if you have enough food and medication or if finished someone else can deliver them. But do not allow the delivery boy entering your home. If you feel dull at home, you can go outside for an exercise but make sure not to interact with any.
Do I need to self-isolate at home?
If you have a separate room and washroom in the home, do self-isolation in that separate room. And if you have to use a kitchen or you haven’t attached bath, you should clean the areas after using it. And if you have used a tissue, make sure you have covered it in a plastic bag and put it far away from the household waste.
When to finish the self-isolation?
If you get well within seven days, you can come out at the end of seven days period. And if the self-isolation is for fourteen days, then finish it at the end of the fourteenth day. After completing seven and fourteen days, still, you feel unwell, extend self-isolation for more seven days.