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Recommendations for people who are sick and their families

If you are sick

You stay at least 7 days in self-isolation and as long as you still have symptoms (so if your symptoms last longer than 7 days, you stay longer at home).

  • Do not go outside
  • You may sit in your garden or on your terrace
  • Don’t let other people in your house
  • You may not visit
  • Open your windows
  • Brush every day what you touch a lot (e.g. door handles, taps, light switches, etc.).
  • Stay away from the people who live in your house.
  • Use other things than the people who live in your house (e.g. different plates, towels, sheets, etc.)
  • Use a different toilet than the people who live in your house, if possible
  • Use a different bathroom than people living in your house, if possible
  • Use a different bedroom than the people living in your house, if possible.
  • If you do not follow the rules for quarantine or isolation, you may be punished or fined.

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.