COVID-19: Self-Isolation and Quarantine Guide

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What does self-isolation mean?

Self-isolation means strictly staying at home or identified accommodation, away from situations where you mix with family members or the general public, for a period of 14 days.

This means any situation where you may come in close contact with others (face-to-face contact closer than 2 meters i.e. 5 feet).

If you are unsure if you should be in self-isolation, or if you do not know where you can go, please contact NCDC for free on 080097000010.

What does institutional quarantine mean?

All returning travelers to Nigeria will be required to stay in supervised isolation at a location provided by the Federal Government of Nigeria, for a period of 14 days after arrival.

Who should self-isolate?

Anyone who has been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

If you have not been in contact with someone who has been infected with COVID-19, your risk of getting COVID-19 is very low.

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What will be in institutional quarantine mean?

Returning travelers will be placed in institutional quarantine for 14 days
after their arrival in Nigeria.

This is a stressful period, but taking these measures will help protect you,
your family, and all of Nigeria from COVID-19.

How will I move from my arrival point in Nigeria to the place of quarantine?

On arrival, the Federal Government of Nigeria through its relevant ministries and agencies will transport returnees from the point of arrival to the location for institutionalized quarantine.

The Federal Ministry of Health through NCDC will monitor travelers during this period.

How will I be monitored during self-isolation or quarantine?

For contacts of confirmed cases, you are required to provide your name, next of kin, physical address, and telephone contact to the relevant health authorities.

These details will guide our surveillance teams in monitoring you while under self-isolation for 14 days.

The Port Health Services will collect this information from returning travelers who will be placed in institutional quarantine.

On living with others while in self-isolation

As much as possible, please stay in one room. You should limit your contact with people.

You should avoid having visitors to your home, but it is okay for friends, family, or delivery drivers to drop off food without having physical contact with you.

Source: Nigeria Centre for Disease Control

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