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Coronavirus: How do I self-isolate?

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

UK Gov warns that anyone who has travelled back from a Coronavirus country in the last 14 days and is suffering symptoms regardless of how mild these are must self-isolate.

They must stay off work, school, away from public places and must not use public transport.

People coming back from holiday or business from areas where the outbreak of coronavirus happen have been advised to self-isolate to minimise the risk of infection to others.

The Government advise is for anyone travelling back to the UK from mainland China Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days is experiencing a cough, fever or shortness of breath, to stay indoors and call NHS 111.

Even if your symptoms are mild you must self-isolate.

Official advice from Public Health England recommends exactly how self-isolation should be completed.

  • People to stay at home, except for when access medical care. You should avoid going to work or using public transports. Good like food should be delivered but tell the delivery driver so that they can leave the items outside.
  • Whilst at home, you should separate yourself from others by staying in a ventilated room. You should use a separate bathroom if possible and avoid sharing household items like towels.
  • If you do need to visit your doctor, you should call ahead of your visit so they can minimise impact with others.
  • Any waste like tissues or masks should be double-bagged and kept until you have been cleared of the virus.

For full advice from Public Health England about how to self-isolate, click here.

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