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Recommendations for people who are sick and their families

If you are sick

  1. Stay at home and isolate yourself as much as possible: even from your housemate, sleep separately. Refuse unnecessary visits and limit physical contact. Do not go to school, work, or any public place.Stay away from vulnerable people such as the elderly and persons with reduced resistance. You have to stay at home for a minimum of 7 days, and at least until the symptoms are gone (if your symptoms last longer than 7 days, you will have to stay at home longer).

  2. Always use paper tissues. Dispose of the tissues immediately after use and throw them away in a closed dustbin.

  3. When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with a handkerchief, tissue or your elbow.

  4. Wash your hands as often as possible with soap and water. Always wash them after coughing or sneezing and after blowing your nose.

  5. You can make a face mask to protect your housemates.

  6. If your symptoms get worse (e.g. breathing difficulty, very high fever), call your doctor. If you have to go to the hospital, call reception first and say you are a Covid-19 patient. The hospital will be prepared to avoid exposure to other people.

More information on contact tracing if you are sick.

If you are in close contact with a sick person

  1. Avoid physical contact with the sick person as much as possible. If possible, only one person should take care of him/her.

  2. People with chronic respiratory diseases, immunocompromised people and the elderly should avoid taking care of a sick person.

  3. Ventilate the living rooms: open the windows of the room where the patient stays, several times a day for around thirty minutes.

  4. Wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

  5. Avoid sharing dishes, towels or bedding with the sick person. Take your meals separately.

  6. Disinfect surfaces (table, nightstand, door handle, and toilet seat) once a day with water containing 1% bleach (put a tablespoon of bleach in a liter of water).

More information on contact tracing if you come into contact with someone who is sick.