Rules of living in the event of illness (you or a housemate)

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1. Rules of living:

· Stay at home and do not have any visitors. Everyone living in the house should stay at home.

· You must stay at home for 14 days after the household quarantine takes effect.

· You are not permitted to go outside, to university, or to work.

· If you have any symptoms you are not permitted to do shopping

· Housemates who do not have any symptoms can go outside to do the necessary shopping. In doing so, make sure you keep your distance from other people and avoid physical contact.

· You are permitted to sit in your garden or on your balcony.

· You are not permitted to receive any visits, except for the GP and the local municipal health service (GGD).

· Only people who live with you are permitted to be with you in the house.

· You are permitted to go outside again after 14 days. For the general advice that currently applies in the Netherlands about school/university and working, see government.nl.

· If you start to show symptoms, you are not permitted to go outside, even if the 14 days have passed! You are only permitted to go outside if you have been free of symptoms for 24 hours.

2. How do I deal with a housemate with cold/flu symptoms or coronavirus?

· Enter the ill person’s room as infrequently as possible.

· This will ensure you have as little contact as possible with the ill person and maintain a distance of 1.5 m from each other. This means no cuddling, no kissing, and no sex.

· Do not use the ill person’s cutlery, plates, cups, and glasses.

· Do not use the ill person’s toothbrush.

· If possible, use a different toilet and bathroom from the ill person. If you have only one toilet and one bathroom, you can share them with the ill person. It is important to clean the toilet and bathroom daily and, if possible, air the room every day by opening the window for 30 minutes.

3. Apply good personal hygiene

· Use a paper tissue. If you do not have paper tissues to hand, cough into the crook of your elbow.

· Use paper tissues once only and dispose of them after use in a plastic bag. Wash your hands.

· Wash your hands regularly with soap and water. Do this after every time you cough or sneeze, after visiting the toilet, after cleaning, after tidying up and before and after eating.

4. Apply good hygiene in the ill person’s room

· As far as possible stay in a separate room from the ill person.

· In the rooms where the person is staying, open a window several times a day. This will allow fresh air to enter.

· Clean the bathroom and toilet regularly.

· Don’t forget to clean the taps, light switches, and door handle.

· After that, wash your hands with soap and water.

5. Apply good hygiene in the home

· Clean any frequently-used surfaces daily, including bedside cabinets, taps, door handles, and light switches.

· Start by cleaning using normal detergent.

· Then clean the places you touch with your hands, such as the lever or button on your toilet, taps, door handles, and light switches using household bleach.

· For this, take a new bucket with 5 liters of water. Add 125 ml of bleach, one cupful. You can purchase bleach in the supermarket.

· Put the cleaning cloth in the wash immediately.

· After that, wash your hands with soap and water.

6. Apply good hygiene on contaminated items

· Avoid spreading bodily fluids, such as feces, saliva, mucus, sweat, and urine.

· Collect the ill housemate's washing in a separate laundry basket and wash it at at least 60° on a full-wash program with normal detergent.

· Wash the ill person’s dishes separately using standard detergent and hot water or in the dishwasher on an intensive wash program.

· Have the ill person throw their own waste into a separate waste bin in their own room. This can be disposed of as normal in the grey waste container