As careful as we might be, with the rising number of Covid-19 positive cases, more Singaporeans will likely become close contacts of Covid-19-positive patients. Should this happen to you, there’s no need to panic. Instead follow these simple steps to keep yourself (and those around you) safe.
Immediately go home and self-isolate in your own room, preferably in one with an attached bathroom. Keep the windows open to ensure ventilation. Do not have any physical contact with your household members.
For a start, you will need to be quarantined at your place of residence. If it is unsuitable, you will be quarantined at a government quarantine facility instead. The quarantine order (QO) is 10 days from the date of exposure. You are not allowed to go out except to travel to designated centres for your polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests. To ensure your well-being, you will be given instructions for access to 24/7 telemedicine service.
You are required to take PCR tests at the start and end of the 10-day QO. Follow your electronic QO instructions to book your PCR tests online and attend the tests at a regional screening centre (RSC) near your home. Your doctor will inform you of your results within 24 to 48 hours. Alternatively, you may check your results via HealthHub.
Here’s what happens next: