Having a member of your household test positive for COVID-19 doesn’t mean the rest must catch it. Here are a few things you can do to reduce the risk of the virus spreading in your home.
These are especially important if you have a clinically vulnerable household member:
- Keep to separate rooms, if possible
- Clean shared facilities such as the bathroom or kitchen with anti-bacterial products
- Stagger mealtimes among household members if you can
- Ventilate rooms by opening windows. Let fresh air in and potential virus particles out
- Wash hands more often – for 20 seconds with soap
- Catch coughs and sneezes in tissues (not hands). Put used tissues in the bin and wash hands
- Use separate towels and cutlery to those of other household members
- Wear a mask indoors in communal spaces until the isolation period is complete
- Don’t let anyone else into your home or leave the house if you are supposed to be isolating. This is also law.