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Self-Isolation: How to give yourself the Best Odds against the Virus

Self-Isolation: How to give yourself the Best Odds against the Virus

SeaChange have identified the 10 safety behaviours we can all do to Starve the COVID-19 Beast! We explain why they are important, what to do, and how make each safety behaviour a long-lasting habit. See below for key information on Self-Isolation: How to give yourself the Best Odds against the Virus.

Why is Self Isolation Important?

If you have symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with a confirmed case then self isolation greatly reduces the spread of COVID-19.

When should you practice Self Isolation?

You should self isolate if you:

  • have symptoms of coronavirus
  • are waiting to get tested for coronavirus
  • are waiting for test results
  • confirmed positive for coronavirus
  • have any cold or flu-like symptoms, such as sore throat, runny nose, blocked nose, cough or wheezing
  • have been in direct contact with a positive case & now must arrange testing

So you have been told to self-isolate. Now what? Here is what you can do to put all the chances on your side:

  • Stay hydrated – aim for approximately 2 litres a day, more if you are sweating a lot due to fever
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Reduce smoking or better, stop – even if only until symptoms disappear
  • Have someone check regularly on you – while observing safe distancing, especially when taking a nap or in the morning
  • Keep in touch with people over the phone or online
  • Eat well: plenty of soup, fruits and vegetables along with lean protein will help maintain a good balance of nutrients and give your body what it needs to fight the disease
  • Maintain regular exercise as possible depending on your symptoms

The HSE website can help if you feel that self-isolation is affecting your mental health. Click here for more information.

If you cannot self-isolate at home, you may need to be admitted to a self-isolation facility. Self-isolation facilities are safe places for people who cannot self-isolate at home that are run by the HSE.

If you develop a fever or any respiratory symptoms contact your GP or HSELive on 1850 241 1850.

For more detailed information and consultancy support on how to prepare and plan for COVID-19 onsite, contact SeaChange about our excellent and comprehensive ‘Ready Steady Go Programme’.  Call us now on +353 45 856 028, or email us on info@seachange-intl.com. (SeaChange home page here)

Keep informed via our Covid-19 Support Page here


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