Transcript of Waiting for your test results - what is self-isolating?

This video is about self-isolating.

Self-isolating means stay away from other people. This will help stop the spread of COVID-19.

When you are waiting for your COVID-19 test results you must stay at home and self-isolate.

Sometimes someone from the Public Health Unit will ask you to self-isolate if you have been in contact with someone who had COVID-19.

When you are self-isolating, you should only leave your home to go to the doctor or hospital, or because of an emergency.

While you self-isolate you can still let the people, who give you care come into your home. You should try to stay at least 1.5 metres away from them.

You cannot have any other visitors while you are self-isolating.

It is ok if you can’t stay 1.5 metres away from carers and family or support workers because of your disability.

The people who care for you should wear a mask when they come to your house.

While you are self-isolating you should try to stay in the same room most of the time and use a separate bathroom to other people you live with if you can.

You should also clean things you eat with or drink from or touch. After you use things, clean them with a cloth and cleaning spray as often as you can – or ask someone else to clean things for you.

You should wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser many times a day.

While you are self-isolating you should keep in touch with your carers and family members and friends by phone, through social media or on video calls.

COVID-19 can make some people feel worried. You might feel lonely or sad.

We have another video that you can watch about how to look after your mental health during COVID-19.

Current as at: Friday 21 August 2020
Contact page owner: Health Protection NSW