Try to set up a separate sleep area for the patient on the opposite side of the room. The healthiest adult member of the household should become the caregiver if the patient is sick and requiring help.
If possible, all members of the home should always wear a mask as well as keep 1.5 metre distance from the patient – only the caregiver can come into contact with the patient. It is even more vital that the patient wears a mask at all times – keep at least one back-up mask so that it allows for masks to be washed thoroughly every day.
Everyone living in the space should get into the habit of washing their hands frequently and well (20 seconds) with soap and water or sanitizer. They should regularly wipe down high-touch surfaces with a cloth and disinfectant as well as wash the patient’s clothes, towels and linen in hot water separately from the rest of the household.
Open windows and doors to air the space if weather permits it. Make sure the patient has their own towel, linen, crockery, cutlery and masks.