What is Self-Isolation?
Self-isolation means you must stay home and isolate away from others in the home as much as possible. Only leave if it’s a medical emergency or if permitted by TBDHU. You should not have visitors unless it’s essential (e.g. health care providers).
When to Self-Isolate
To determine whether you need to self-isolate and for how long, please visit the Ministry of Health's Ontario.ca/exposed page:
How to Self-Isolate
For details on how to self-isolate, including what you can and cannot do, see the Ministry of Health's Stop the Spread page:
Be Prepared to Self-Isolate
For information on what items to have on hand, as well as plans to have in place should you and your household need to self-isolate, see the TBDHU's Emergency Preparedness page:
- COVID-19 What To Do While Waiting for Your Test Results - TBDHU (PDF)
- COVID-19 - How to Self-Isolate - Public Health Ontario (PDF)
- COVID-19 - Self-Isolation for Caregivers, Household Members and Close Contacts - Public Health Ontario (PDF)
- Auto-isolement : Guide à l’intention des fournisseurs de soins, des membres du ménage et des contacts étroits - COVID-19 - Santé Publique Ontario (PDF)
- Coping with Isolation During COVID-19 (PDF)
- Coping with Isolation During COVID-19 - Post-Secondary Students (PDF)
- Coping with Isolation During COVID-19 - Families & Children (PDF)