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I live with someone with (possibly) corona


In brief
  • Do you live with someone who has not been tested , but who has a fever and / or difficult breathing ?
    • Everyone in the house must then stay at home. Until the whole family has no complaints for 24 hours.
  • Do you live with someone who has not been tested but does have a cold?
    • You and your child don't have to stay at home.
    • If you / your child also have complaints, stay at home. Until you / your child has no complaints for 24 hours.
  • Do you live with someone who has been tested and has corona?
    • Stay at home for 14 days. This is the advice for all people who live in the same house.
    • You can go outside for shopping.

If your family member / housemate has (maybe) corona


Chances are that your family member / roommate has corona.
This says the doctor. This is from the test. Or your family member / housemate thinks this himself because of his / her complaints.
Below are the advices
  • if your housemate / family member has a cold
  • If your roommate / family fever and / or has difficulty breathing
  • if your housemate / family member certainly has corona after a test

Advice if someone in your house has a cold


Someone in the house has a cold. Then these are the recommendations for the other people in the house:
  • You do not have to be tested yourself.
  • Keep away from your family member / flatmate with a cold. So no hugging, no kissing and no sex.
  • If the person with a cold can be in their own room in the house: get there as little as possible.
  • You / your child do not have to stay indoors.
  • No visitors may come into the house.
  • Don't use stuff from the one who has a cold. So all use your own cutlery, plates, cups, toothbrush and towels.
  • Clean your toilet and bathroom every day. Open the window there for 30 minutes every day.
  • Clean things that everyone likes often every day. Such as door handles and light knobs.
  • First clean with ordinary detergent. Then with water with a cup of bleach in it. Immediately wash the cleaning cloth. Then wash your hands with soap and water.
  • If you / your child also have complaints, stay at home. Until you / your child has no complaints for 24 hours.
  • Also check the advice to avoid getting the coronavirus.
  • Look here when you should call the doctor.

Advice if someone in your house has a fever and / or difficult breathing


Your family member / housemate has a fever (38 degrees or higher) and / or difficulty breathing. Then these are the recommendations for your family:
  • You and your children do not need to be tested.
  • You all stay inside. You can do it in your garden or on your balcony. If you do not have any complaints yourself, you can go outside for example to do some shopping. Keep your distance from others.
  • No visitors may come into the house.
  • Keep 1.5 meters away from your family member / flatmate with a fever and / or difficulty breathing.
  • If the person with complaints can be in their own room at home: go there as little as possible.
  • Don't use stuff from the person who has a fever. So all use your own cutlery, plates, cups, toothbrush and towels.
  • Clean your toilet and bathroom every day. Open the window there for 30 minutes every day.
  • Clean things that everyone likes often every day. Such as door handles and light knobs.
  • First clean with ordinary detergent. Then with water with a cup of bleach in it. Immediately wash the cleaning cloth. Then wash your hands with soap and water.
  • When everyone in the family is better again, you can go outside again.
  • Also check the advice to avoid getting the coronavirus.
  • Look here when you should call the doctor.

Advice if someone in your house definitely has the coronavirus after a test


Your family member / housemate has been tested and has corona.
  • You do not have to be tested yourself.
  • The whole family stays inside for 14 days.The 14 days start as soon as you are no longer close to your family member / housemate. Or as soon as your family member / housemate is free of complaints.
  • You can in your garden or on your balcony.
  • You can go outside for example to do some shopping. Keep your distance from others. Do not go outside if you have complaints.
  • No visitors may come into the house. Keep away from your family member / housemate.
  • If your family member / housemate with coronavirus can be in your own room in the house: go there as little as possible.
  • Don't use stuff from the one who has coronavirus. So all use your own cutlery, plates, cups, toothbrush and towels.
  • Clean your toilet and bathroom every day. Open the window there for 30 minutes every day.
  • Clean things that everyone likes often every day. Such as door handles and light knobs.
  • First clean with ordinary detergent. Then with water with a cup of bleach in it. Immediately wash the cleaning cloth. Then wash your hands with soap and water.
  • You can go outside again after 14 days. If you also have complaints, you may not go outside, even after the 14 days have passed.
  • Also check the advice to avoid getting the coronavirus.
  • Look here when you should call the doctor.

When to call a doctor if I live with someone with the coronavirus?


Do you live with someone with (possible) coronavirus?
And do you have 1 or more complaints: fever, cold, sneezing, sore throat, coughing or difficulty breathing?
Call the GP or GP post immediately if one or more of these points is correct for you:
  • you get sicker in a few days
  • you breathe faster or harder (for example when walking)
  • you become increasingly confused
  • you have a fever (38 degrees or higher) for more than 3 days
  • you are older than 70, you have a chronic illness or less resistance and you get a fever (38 degrees or higher)
  • DO NOT go to the doctor. The doctor or assistant will ask you questions on the phone. The GP will come to you if necessary. The doctor wears glasses, a mask, gloves and a protective coat or apron. The doctor will examine you. This is to see if you need to be hospitalized.

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