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I have been diagnosed with COVID-19

 

If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or suspect that you have been infected, stay home in case you develop any symptoms and contact your family physician. Avoid contact with other people, observe the rules for hand and respiratory hygiene, and have everything you need delivered to your home in a contactless manner.

While self-isolating:

  • If possible, keep your distance from other family members or roommates.
  • If close contact with your family members or roommates cannot be prevented, they must self-isolate as well.
  • If possible, air the rooms in which you are self-isolating several times a day.
  • Try to use the kitchen when it is not being used by other family members and eat in your own room if possible.
  • Do not use the same utensils that are used by your family members/roommates and wash your utensils carefully in hot water and with dishwashing liquid after each use.
  • Clean/disinfect contact surfaces every day (door handles, the area around the door handles, switches, TV remotes, phones, fridge doors, etc).
  • If possible, use a separate toilet. Clean the toilet after each use and use your own separate towels which are not used by others.
  • Keep your personal hygiene products separate from those of other family members.
  • Collect all waste (including personal protective equipment) which may have come into contact with the virus in a sealable plastic bag and dispose of it as mixed domestic waste. Further information about proper waste disposal can be found here: www.envir.ee/et/uudised/koroonajaatmed-tuleb-teistest-eemal-hoida.


Please contact your family physician if you need an incapacity certificate for work or a care leave certificate.

Your mental health is important! Avoid loneliness, communicate with your loved ones via available communications channels (such as Facebook, Skype, and other applications which allow you to speak to others and to see them too). Make a habit of communicating with other people every day (if you are not already doing so). Communication is especially important while self-isolating. Make sure that coronavirus is not your main conversation topic. If you have any mental health-related issues or questions, please read more at: www.peaasi.ee.