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People who travelled outside Eeyou Istchee: Instructions for a caregiver helping a person in self-isolation

Ideally, only one caregiver will help for the duration of the self-isolation period. The helper must be in good health, and not at high risk themselves if they get sick.

  • Under the age of 70
  • They should not have heart disease, diabetes, a chronic lung disease or immune suppression (for example because of cancer treatment or medications from a transplant)

Important

  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds with warm water and soap before and after helping, and avoid touching your face
  • Wear gloves if you are in contact with saliva, mucus, or stool of the person you are helping

 

Before helping, the helper must:

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Wash hands

Put on a disposable mask on your nose and mouth

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Put on disposable gloves

AFTER HELPING, THE HELPER MUST:

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Remove the gloves

Throw them away in a garbage can with a closable lid, out of the reach of children

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Wash hands

Take off disposable mask

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Throw it away in a garbage can with a closable lid, out of the reach of children

Wash hands again

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Clothing can become contaminated with the virus when individuals are in close contact. At the end of the day the helper must remove their clothes carefully and put them in a cloth or plastic bag to be washed.

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