Australians are being told not to panic nor panic buy but there is a need to sensibly prepare for self-isolation as the coronavirus continues to spread. If I have to self-isolate, what do I need?
If I have to self-isolate, what do I need?
Medications and healthcare essentials
Medications that you take regularly and repeat prescriptions are important to have whether we’re in the middle of a pandemic or not. Check supplies of Panadol, ibuprofen, asthma puffers.
Stock your pantry, fridge and freezer with food that will allow you to feed yourself and your family for at least 14 days. Include on your shopping list long-life milk, tin food, rice, pasta and frozen food. Plan ahead and make meals that can be portioned and stored in the freezer.
Stock up on items such as tissues, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, hand sanitiser and female sanitary products. If you have small children remember nappies and baby wipes.
Your favourite entertainment
Self-isolation and social distancing can provoke anxiety. And so, while it sounds simple, having your favourite entertainment items on hand can help us stay calm and positive. Think about books, movies, exercise equipment, television subscriptions, etc.
Don’t forget your pets
Pick up some extra animal supplies like medications and food.
Make sure your car is filled with petrol in case you need to take trips to the shops or doctor’s office.
Our medical staff at 13 DOCTOR tell us that the best way to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 is through social distancing and good hygiene. Make sure you have adequate supplies of cleaning products to regularly clean the high traffic areas of your house including door knobs, handles, benches and floors.
We hope we have given you some ideas on if I have to self-isolate, what do I need?