The aim of isolation at home is to prevent infection spreading to people outside the home and to any other residents in the household.

You should isolate – even if you are fully vaccinated – if:

  • You have COVID-19 symptoms and are awaiting the result of a test.
  • You have tested positive for COVID-19 but are well enough to stay at home.
  • If you are a close contact to a person with COVID-19 and you are continuously exposed to infection because the infected person can’t isolate from or keep a distance to you (e.g. parents with infected children)
  • You must not leave your home unless it is necessary, e.g. related to a test.
    • You can of course go for walk outside but you must keep to a safe distance from other people.
  • Avoid physical contact with other people and the people you live with.
  • You must as much as possible stay in a separate room.
  • Use as much as possible access to a separate toilet and bathing facilities.
  • Stay at home if there is no increased risk of complicated illness in any of the people that you live with.
  • Get consent from the other household members to isolate in the home.
  • Pay attention to your symptoms becoming worse.
  • Avoid visitors
  • Wear a face mask if in exceptional circumstances you must move around in the same room where there are other members of the household.
  • Cough or sneeze into a handkerchief or your elbow.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Always wash your hands:
    • After coughing/sneezing
    • After using a handkerchief.
    • After using the toilet.
    • Before meals.

Pay attention for any signs of symptoms of illness developing.

  • It is recommended that the bathroom/shower, kitchen and room(s) that the sick person uses is cleaned on a daily basis using ordinary cleaning agents. If there is a shared bathroom and shower, the infected person must clean it themself.
  • It is recommended that doorhandles, taps and other contact points are cleaned regularly.
  • Towels, bed linen and underwear should be washed at min. 80 °C. Other clothing should be washed at min. 60 °C.
  • Any people who help with cleaning should not enter the home.
  • Waste may be bagged and handled as normally.
  • After contact with waste, wash hands and use hand sanitisers.
  • Dispose of waste with assistance by agreement.

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