Self-quarantine requires you to stay away from situations where you may come in close contact with others such as: social gatherings, work, school, child care/pre-school centers, university and other education providers, faith-based gatherings, aged care and health care facilities, prisons, sports gatherings, restaurants and all public gatherings.
Self-quarantine is a precautionary measure aimed at preventing the risk of infection from spreading and it's recommended if you have:
- Visited a medium or high-risk country
- Transited through a medium or high-risk airport
- Been in close contact with a person who has been in high and medium risk countries and there is cause to believe the person was/is infected with the Coronavirus.
Do's and Don'ts of self-quarantine
During a period of self-quarantine, as much as possible, you must:
- Limit contact with people
- If you share your home with other household members, limit physical contact with them
- Wear a face mask to prevent the risk of spreading infection and dispose of it properly
- Avoid public places mentioned above
- Wash utensils thoroughly with soap and hot water
- Clean frequently visited areas thoroughly e.g. bathroom, lounge, kitchen.
It is important that you and your family practice enhanced hygiene measures during this period:
- Wash hands thoroughly and frequently with water and soap
- Cover your mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and dispose of the tissue in a bin or toilet. Wash your hands immediately afterwards
- Avoid touching your mouth, nose or eyes.
Please encourage the members of your household, family and friends to do the same.
Should you develop symptoms during your self-quarantine period, urgently consult with a medical practitioner.