What is isolation?
A person who is infected is isolated to prevent the further spread of the disease.
You spend time in isolation if you have been confirmed as COVID-19 positive by the RT-PCR test or if you have been confirmed as COVID-19 positive by the antigen test and show symptoms of the disease but at the same time, you do not suffer from severe symptoms of the disease that would require your hospitalization. However, monitor your symptoms and if they worsen, contact your GP, and follow their instructions.
How long does isolation last?
In general, isolation lasts a minimum of 7 days since your positive test. After a consultation, your GP may release you from isolation if you have been isolated for a minimum of 7 days, and at the same time, you have been without the COVID-19 symptoms in the past two days.
Isolation cannot be terminated by undertaking a PCR test, its minimum length is 7 days.
An exception from isolation
Isolation is not ordered to non-symptomatic people who underwent laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 disease, the period of ordered isolation has passed, and not more than 30 days have passed since the sampling of the positive RT-PCR test on which basis the isolation has been ordered.
Protect your loved ones, and please follow the rules, as you are contagious.
- Limit all visits.
- At home should stay only the members of the household who are taking care of the infected person.
- Separate yourself from other members of the household.
- To protect others, use a face mask when you are in the same room as them.
- Isolate yourself in a well-ventilated area where you can open a window.
- If you do not have a separate toilet, disinfect the area after every use by an infected person.
- Use your separate towels, kitchen utensils, drinking glasses, bed linen, and other household items commonly shared in the house.
- If you need, any shopping such as pharmacy or grocery, ask your friends, neighbors, or social workers for help.
- Avoid direct contact with people. For example, have your purchases delivered to your door instead of to your hands.
- Wash and disinfect hands before and after any interaction with other people.
- Follow your doctor's instructions and call him if your conditions get worse.