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Self Quarantine Limitation

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: March 18, 2020 2:37 AM

lydhusin 8 months

My sister is coming home from London tomorrow, I understand she will need to undergo self quarantine. No worries, she is all fine and no symptom. However, we would like to know her self quarantine limitation is it only to her room or she can access the whole house (e.g: living room, kitchen etc.)? Aside from myself, my mom is staying in the house, just to make it clear we are all fine.just would like to know the self quarantine limitation.

Dr Sashini Seeni 8 months
General Practitioner

Hi, thank you for your question.

We understand your worries regarding this matter. For your information, self quarantine means the person have to isolate themselves from other people. This means, in your house, she have to stay in her own room and not to freely roam around the house. She also have to limit herself from contact with other family members. No hugging, shaking hands. She is also cannot share toilet with other family members.

As the virus incubation period is around 14 days, it is possible for someone to have this virus even she or he does not have any symptoms. Therefore isolation for 14 days is necessary.

For further information you may consult a MOH doctor by clicking Ask Doctor at the Ministry of Health website (COVID-19 Portal) to ask any health issues related to COVID-19 starting from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm.

After 5.00 pm till 12.00 am, please direct your enquiries to our DoctorOnCall website at this link DoctorOnCall Tanya.

You may visit the hospitals in this list for a COVID-19 screening test. (Designated Hospital for COVID-19)

We also provide home testing services, accessible through this link: COVID-19 Screening At Home.

Thank you.

Last Updated: Wed Mar 18 2020 02:37:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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