How to self-isolate in a student house
Self-isolating in a student house might seem impossible but it can be done by following a few basic guidelines. When possible, try to stay in your own room as much as possible, keeping air flowing with windows or extractor fans. If you have a network of friends or family, it would be a good idea for them to bring you food and medicines. For many students shared bathrooms are a big issue, but cleaning after every use with antibacterial wipes or spray will help. In addition to this, washing hands for a min of 20 seconds with soap is a must. Even though it might be tempting to see visitors, it’s vital you keep your distance and avoid leaving the house.
Why is it important to self-isolate?
One of the biggest reasons to self-isolate is to ensure you don’t pass Covid19 on to other students. As we are more than aware Covid19 spreads fast, so it’s important to reduce spread where possible. For you, it might seem over the top or unnecessary but for those with underlying health issues, Covid19 can be fatal. If you experience the symptoms of COVID-19, you can help to prevent the spread of the disease as much as possible by self-isolating.
How long should you self-isolate for?
You usually have to self-isolate for 10 full days if you’ve tested positive for Covid19. And if you’ve been in close contact with someone who has Covid19, you may also have to self-isolate for 10 full days. However, you might need to self-isolate for longer if you get symptoms while self-isolating or your symptoms do not go away. The NHS advises that you don’t need to continue self-isolating after 10 days if you just have a cough or changes to your sense of taste or smell as these symptoms can last for weeks after the infection’s gone.
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