Firstly, the doctor who treated you will determine whether you need to be admitted to hospital or not:
- “I have to stay in hospital”: we will look after you.
- “Can I go home?”:
- You must carry out strict HOME ISOLATION.
- The COVID-19 control team will call you every 2-3 days to assess your progress
- If you feel worse, you should go to the Polyclinic emergency department and tell them on arrival that you are COVID-19 positive and that you feel worse.
Secondly, it is crucial to determine the people in your environment who can be considered CLOSE CONTACTS. These are the parameters that define this:
- Anybody who has been in the same place as you, at a distance of fewer than 2 metres and for more than 15 minutes.
- The period of contact to be considered:
- Two days before the appearance of the symptoms
- In asymptomatic cases confirmed by PCR, from 2 days before the sample is taken
People who are NOT considered close contacts should only look out for the appearance of possible symptoms and take extreme hygiene and safety measures.
People who DO consider themselves close contacts should HOME ISOLATE, and the Health Department will contact them to do their PCR.
The following is a guide to resolve any doubts you may, what you should do at home and safety measures for CO-HABITANTS