What are the rules of quarantine?
The rules about quarantine are probably going to change and I’m nervous to say too much on a video which you could be watching in several weeks from when I actually record it. I think the story is different from whether you’ve got COVID-19 or whether you’ve been in contact with somebody and you’ve just been isolated for prudence to see whether or not you come down with it.
So if you’ve got COVID-19 and you’ve been in close contact with your family, probably the whole family needs to be quarantined so that you all stay at home because if you come into contact with someone with COVID-19 you probably do need to be isolated so that means your family usually in the same circumstance. If you’re just a contact of somebody else and they’re isolating you, your family doesn’t need to be isolated, but you’ve got to stay away from them as much as possible.
Last Reviewed: 16/03/2020
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