The Ministry of Health (MOH) has instructed home quarantine, if suitable, for individuals who are suspected or have been tested positive with Covid-19 Category 1 (asymptomatic) and Category 2 (showing mild symptoms).
Home Isolation Guide
Refer to this guide and make sure you follow standard operating procedures set by the ministry when you are undergoing isolation at home.
DO isolate yourself in a single well-ventilated room with an attached bathroom, away from your household occupants.
DOopen all windows in your isolation room to improve ventilation and aeration.
DO keep yourself preoccupied by exercising regularly, reading, or completing any pending work.
DO communicate regularly with family members or friends via video calls to avoid feeling depressed and to keep your spirits high.
DOclean and disinfect high-touch surfaces such as bed frames, doorknobs, and washrooms with regular household bleach.
DO maintain a minimum distance of two meters from your household occupants if you lack isolation space at home, especially the elderly, young children, pregnant mothers and those with multiple diseases or non-communicable diseases.
DO wear a mask when leaving the isolation room or when interacting with household occupants.
DO eat a balanced diet to include nutritional and vitamin-rich foods such as vegetables and fruits like oranges, lemons, kiwi fruits and apples.
DO get proper rest by getting eight hours of sleep at night.
DOstay hydrated by drinking eight glasses of water a day.
DOwash your hands with soap and water frequently for at least 20 seconds or frequently rub your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
DOmaintain good self-hygiene practices by showering at least twice a day and changing into clean freshly-washed clothes.
DOcover your mouth and nose with tissues when coughing or sneezing.
DO dispose used tissues and other used personal items into a proper waste bin with a lid.
DOmonitor your symptoms and report your status daily through the MySejahtera App. If you have a pulse oximeter, monitor your oxygen saturation twice daily.
DO NOTleave your home throughout the quarantine period except to go to hospital for tests or treatments and remain contactable by health authority.
DO NOTutilize public transport to go to the hospital. If required, call the nearest health clinic, district health office or hospital for transport assistance or arrangements.