Home Recovery Guide: Keeping your family members safe while recovering
As we are now adapting a new strategy in dealing with the COVID-19 endemic, one of the recent implementations is home recovery, where those infected with COVID-19 but exhibit mild or no symptoms can recover at their own homes while exercising safety measures to prevent infecting their family members.
So what are some key areas to take note of while on home recovery to ensure that you minimise the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus to your family members? Are we confident in knowing what we should do during home recovery to protect our loved ones?
Let us look at some tips that we could adopt during our home recovery to keep our family members safe!
Dedicated isolation room and toilet
It is important to have a dedicated room and toilet that the infected family member could use for their daily needs to prevent the spread of the virus to the other members. As we would have known, the virus could stay on surfaces for a period of 2 hours to 2 days!
Having a dedicated room and toilet during the home recovery stage would ensure that the other members of the family would have no similar contact to the touchpoints of the infected family member, highly decreasing the chance of the virus spreading.
To further reduce the chance of transmission, using disinfectant after the usage of each facility will help to effectively clean and kill any active virus on the surface. A good disinfectant would be able to effectively eliminate 99.99% of the virus and bacteria on each usage.
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During meal times, one of the family members could leave the meal outside of the dedicated room and notify the infected family member to collect their meal. If possible, try to provide disposable utensils for every meal during the recovery period.
If reusable utensils are used, ideally after each meal, the utensils should be washed with soap and water before placing them outside of the room for their family members to collect. This way, the virus would be significantly killed before being collected.
Disposal of waste
For disposal of waste, the bag of waste should be tightly tied up before leaving it outside of the room. The family member who is disposing of the waste should be wearing gloves and after disposal, to wash their hands thoroughly with soap.
Home recovery disinfection
So when should home recovery disinfection be done? According to the National Environment Agency website, disinfection for home recovery household should be done as frequently as possible during the home recovery period butmust be minimally done after the following:
1) After the isolation period for COVID-19 patient
2)After the quarantine period for the entire household.
During the home recovery period, it is advisable to clean any common touch area as frequently as possible as COVID-19 virus can survive on surfaces of different materials for at least 2 to 3 days.
Upon completion of the home quarantine and home recovery period, a NEA approved cleaning company should be engaged to carry out a complete disinfection service to ensure that COVID-19 virus in the household is effectively eliminated.
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