Policy responses for Germany - HSRM


Policy responses for Germany

1.3 Isolation and quarantine

The public health offices at local authority level specify the procedure for isolation and quarantine for confirmed cases and contact persons. People with confirmed infection with COVID-19 must stay in isolation at home. The recommendations of the public health office for confirmed and suspected cases can include: staying at home, keeping a certain distance from others, washing hands regularly, as well as ventilating living rooms and bedrooms properly and not sharing household objects (dishes, clothes, etc.) with third parties without washing these beforehand. If possible, bathroom and hygienic articles should not be shared and clothing should be washed regularly and thoroughly. It is important to observe the rules for coughing and sneezing. It is advised to use disposable paper handkerchiefs.