MoH Uganda COVID-19 Guidelines on Self-Quarantine

MoH Uganda Guidelines on Self-Quarantine for COVID-19

What does self-quarantine mean?

This is a transparent self -restriction of persons’ activities when they are not ill with COVID-19 for the purpose of protecting unexposed members of the communities from contracting the disease should any at risk traveller become sick.

This is particularly important for persons who may have been in contact with a person who has symptoms of COVID-19 or is suffering from the disease or has travelled from one of the areas with high transmission of COVID-19.

This means one will stay at his/her home, hotel room or any identified accommodation without mixing with family members or the general public for the period of 14 days. However, they will be required to interact with surveillance officers in appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) who may come to carry out a medical check-up on them.

Self-quarantine is intended to facilitate early detection of ill health due to COVID-19 and to prevent its spread in the communities, to loved ones and/or other countries or areas.

Who should be self -quarantined?

Travellers coming from countries/territories/areas with active transmission of COVID-19 as analysed and designated by the Ministry of Health (refer to the list of countries) shall be in self-quarantine for 14 days.

Any individual who has been in close contact with a person confirmed to be having coronavirus disease will be quarantined for 14 days.

How will I travel from the Point of Entry to my place of quarantine?

  • Ensure that you are picked by ONLY one person who should have a face mask.
  • Do NOT sit on the co-driver’s seat (Maintain at least 1 meter between yourself and the driver).
  • Ensure adequate ventilation throughout your trip
  • Avoid contact with the driver.

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Please see Downloads for detailed COVID-19 Guidelines on Self-Quarantine

If at any time during your 14 days of self-quarantine, you develop symptoms, you should seek medical attention immediately by calling the following officers:

Mr. Atek Kagirita on 0782-909-153 or 0703-592-552, Bernard Lubwama on 0782-783-499, Dr. Allan Muruta on 0772-460-297 or call the Ministry of Health toll free lines on: 0800-100-066 or 0800-203-033.

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