Guidelines laid out for home quarantine in Qatar

Residents can now return to the country

Guidelines laid out for home quarantine in Qatar

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has issued a set of guidelines for home quarantine for anyone returning to Qatar.

Anyone who has received a negative COVID-19 test in the 48 hours before coming back to the country can quarantine at home.

Others will have to quarantine at government-approved hotels for a period of one week (as long as a negative test result is returned after landing in Doha).

“For home quarantine, people have to stay at home in a room with an attached bathroom separated from other family members. They should avoid any contact with other family members and don’t allow visitors. They must use a phone to contact others and must not leave home and, in the event of a medical emergency, call 999,” says Dr Muna al-Maslamani, medical director of the Communicable Disease Center and assistant head of the Infectious Diseases Division – Medicine Department at Hamad Medical Corporation.

She adds: “Only one member of the family should be allowed to provide care to the quarantined person. The caregiver should wear a face mask and gloves while entering the room and should dispose of the mask and gloves and wash their hands immediately after leaving the room. A distance of at least 1.5m shall be maintained at all times.”

Anyone returning to the country who is able to home quarantine must sign a declaration to say they have the necessary space and are able to abide by the rules.

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