You are advised to stay at home for 7-14 days if you have either a high temperature or a new continuous cough. You are advised to go to the triage room if you are: (1) unable to cope with your symptoms, (2) your condition worsens or (3) your symptoms did not get better after 7-14 days.
You are however advised to go to the triage room if you have a fever together with any of the following symptoms:
- Runny nose and body-ache
- Difficulty breathing
- Altered senses/consciousness
- Skin rash with or without red eyes
- Headache with or without neck stiffness
- Profuse diarrhea
Looking after your wellbeing
To help yourself stay well while you are at home:
- Stay in touch with family and friends over the phone or on social media
- Keep yourself busy with a number of activities such as online learning, reading, cooking or watching films;
- When doing remote work, keep the same routine like when you are in your workplace;
- When doing remote learning, keep the same routine like you would be going to your classes;
- Avoid treating this as your vacation by doing movie marathons into the early hours, binge eating and other unhealthy activities;
- Do light exercise at home, or outside (if still permitted) once a day.
For those who wants to know more about stress and coping, you may watch the video below:
and read the latest information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention page.
For those who wants to start doing some basic exercises, you may go to the National Health Service page.
For those who are pregnant and worried about COVID-19, please check your obstetrician and read the latest information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention page.
Looking after your health and safety
To reduce any risks and avoid incidents while doing remote work or learning, ensure that you remember H.O.M.E.S.:
- Housekeeping by keeping your designated work area clean and free of litter;
- Out of the line of fire by removing any body part in the path of any obstruction or hazard;
- Maintain proper footing techniques by paying special attention to what you are standing or walking on;
- Eyes on task/path by concentrating where you are going or on the activity you are doing;
- Select the right materials, tools and equipment for the task.