Self-isolation means staying at home. It’s an effective way to help protect those around you.
People who suspect to have the symptoms of COVID-19 virus, have flu-like symptoms, or have Just arrived from a different country, are encouraged to self-isolate and quarantine themselves at home for a period of 14 days while everyone living with them should also quarantine for 14 days during which they must contact Dubai Health Authority (DHA) at 800842 to open a case about the incident. DHA will take the information and schedule a time and day for them to perform a checkup to confirm if they have been infected or not.
Symptoms of the flu:
Shortness of breath
If you are in isolation at your apartment for any of the reasons above, you are highly advised to stay inside your apartment, strictly avoid contact with others and refrain from moving in the building common areas. Please contact the building management at: +971 (04) 457 2460 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org to request for assistance with any of the following:
- Collection of garbage from your doorstep
- Picking up of delivery items from reception
- Need to go to the hospital, where an elevator will be dedicated to you to use and which will be sanitized after use and before the use by other residents
Many people may also wonder what to do if they are put under quarantine! Although the idea of quarantine and self-isolation may seem daunting, keep in mind that this is only temporary and that there are still many ways to connect with others remotely.
What to do if put under quarantine?
- Quarantine means staying at home and avoiding any contact with people
- The quarantine period is 14 days
- Remain in a single room, preferable with private bathroom
- All family members or flat mates should stay home and should not allow any visitors or interaction with the suspected person in quarantine
- Do not share personal items with your family members or flat mates
- Use disinfectant to clean items you touched, such as furniture, door handles, AC controllers, electrical switches, bathroom surfaces, etc.
- Wear a face mask and gloves whenever you interact with others to reduce risk of infection (follow the tips on appropriate ways to use face masks and gloves).
- Cover your mouth with your elbow or use paper tissue when coughing or sneezing and make sure to dispose used paper tissue immediately
- Wash hands regularly
Together we can slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.