Isolation

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

A person should (regardless of vaccination status) isolate throughout the infection period when:

  1. Having symptoms of COVID-19
  2. Testing positive for COVID-19 (antigen test or PCR test)

If you are in isolation you should stay home, but you can:

  • Leave home if strictly necessary, e.g. to get tested.
  • Go for a walk to get some fresh air if you make sure you keep a distance from other people and do not touch anything that others also touch, e.g. door handle

Remember to wear a face mask if you need to break isolation briefly.

Also, you should:

  • Avoid physical contact with other people, also the people you live with.
  • Stay as much as possible 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.
  • Clean surfaces that are also touched by other people several times a day
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Always wash your hands:
    • After coughing/sneezing
    • After using a handkerchief.
    • After using the toilet.
    • Before meals.
  • 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.

Last updated