Leefregels isolatie & quarantaine - Engels

Informatie bij de LCI-richtlijn COVID-19 | Versie 9 juli 2021 (voor versiebeheer zie Overzicht informatiebrieven)

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Rules of daily behaviour during the time that you are quarantining or in isolation

It is important to follow these rules of behaviour. By doing so, you help to prevent the coronavirus from spreading further and infecting other persons around you.

1. You have corona and are going into isolation

The following rules of behaviour apply during the period that you are in home isolation. Going into home isolation means that you remain in your own room and also sleep there. Your housemates do not enter your room. You therefore have no contact with your housemates.

  • You are not allowed to go outside, to school, the shops, or to work.
  • Have others do your shopping for you or have everything delivered to your home.
  • You can sit in your garden or on your balcony.
  • You are not allowed to receive visitors, except for medical reasons (for example a GP or someone from the municipal health service).
  • The only people who are allowed to be with you in your home are the people you live with. You have no contact with your housemates. So no hugging, kissing or having sex.
  • Stay in your own room and also sleep there by yourself. Open the window in your room three times a day for periods of 15 minutes each to allow fresh air to come in.
  • If possible, use a separate toilet and bathroom for yourself. Clean it every day.
  • Use your own towels and your own toothbrush.
  • Put your laundry into a separate laundry basket. Launder it separately using a complete cycle at a minimum of 40° centigrade.
  • Use your own separate cutlery, plates, cups and glasses.
  • Wash your dishes separately, using washing-up liquid and hot water, or in the dishwasher on an extensive cleaning cycle.
  • Dispose of your waste in a separate waste bag in your own room. The waste bag can be disposed of together with the residual waste.
  • If you have a pet dog or cat, then please please read Pets and COVID-19.

2. You are a housemate of someone with corona and are going into quarantine

Being in quarantine means that you remain at home and do not receive any visitors. You have no contact with the person who has corona.

  • You are not allowed to go outside, to school, the shops, or to work.
  • Have others do your shopping for you or have everything delivered to your home.
  • You can sit in your garden or on your balcony.
  • You are not allowed to receive visitors, except for medical reasons (for example a GP or someone from the municipal health service).
  • The only people who are allowed to be with you in your home are the people you live with. All housemates keep a minimum distance of 1.5 m from the person who has corona. So no hugging, kissing or having sex.
  • Do not go into the room of the person with corona.
  • Avoid coming into contact with bodily fluids of the person with corona. This includes stool material, spit, snot, sweat, and urine.
  • If you share the toilet and bathroom with the person who has corona, then clean it every day. If the toilet and bathroom have a window, open it several times every day for a period of 15 minutes to allow fresh air to come in. 
  • If you have a pet dog or cat, then please read Pets and COVID-19.

3. You are a close contact of someone with corona and you are going into quarantine

The following rules of behaviour apply during the period that you are in quarantine. Being in quarantine means that you remain at home and do not receive any visitors. At home, you keep a distance of 1.5 m from all the persons living in the house.

  • You are not allowed to go outside, to school, the shops, or to work.
  • Have others do your shopping for you or have everything delivered to your home.
  • You can sit in your garden or on your balcony.
  • You are not allowed to receive visitors, except for medical reasons (for example a GP or someone from the municipal health service).
  • The only people who are allowed to be with you in your home are the people you live with. Keep a distance of 1.5 m from your housemates. So no hugging, kissing or having sex.

4. General hygiene rules during isolation

These rules are important for everyone with corona as well as anyone who is a housemate or a close contact of someone with corona. The hygiene rules are intended to prevent infection insofar as possible.

  • Use a paper tissue for coughing, blowing your nose, or sneezing. If you do not have a paper tissue to hand, you must cough sneeze in the fold of your elbow.
  • Use the tissue only once, and dispose of it in a plastic bag after use. Wash your hands.
  • Regularly wash your hands with water and soap. You should always do so:
    • after coughing and sneezing;
    • after going to the toilet;
    • after cleaning and clearing up;
    • before preparing food or eating food.
  • Every day you should clean items you use frequently, such as the flush, the tap, doorknobs and light switches. Use an ordinary cleaning agent, and put the cleaning cloth into the laundry immediately after using it.