Widespread local transmission means we all need to be prepared to stay at home while recovering from asymptomatic or mild SARS-CoV-2 infections.
The Centre for Health Protection has published a series of guides providing directions for positive cases and Hong Kong University has produced a Quarantine Wellness Guide and the government publishes the Latest Epidemic Situation at a Glance on its website.
- StayHomeSafe Hotline: 1833 019
- Centre for Health Protection Hotline: 2125 1111 / 2125 1122 (9am-8pm)
- Home Affairs Department Hotline: 2835 1473 (Mon-Fri 9am-6pm)
- Compulsory Testing Hotline: 6275 6901 (9am-6pm)
- COVID-19 Helpline: WhatsApp 9617 1823
- Do’s and Don’ts
- StayHomeSafe Scheme
- Handbook for home quarantine
- Health Advice for home quarantine
- Early discharge for home quarantine (details)
- Declaration System for positive using Rapid Antigen Test
- Latest Data on COVID –19 Reported Death Cases
- Latest Epidemic Situation at a Glance
- Inbound Travel Requirements
Included below is a home care list received and translated by a member.
This information will be updated with the changing situation.
If you are well, please share the love with those in need.
Stay strong, stay healthy and enjoy the sunshine.
We’ve got this.
Everything is connected. Listen to your own heartbeat.
“Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” Hippocrates
Information, discussions, quarantine tips and the latest daily updates
“I read a useful Chinese article that a colleague sent the other day which mentioned the following ‘must have items’ for the home.” Jen
- At home test kit
- Pulse oximeter
- DO NOT use cough suppressants if you have a cough.
- Nasal spray eg Afrin
- Electrolyte fluids
- Vitamins C, E, and D
- Masks: N95 and KN95
For light fevers, best not to take anything, but if over 38.5, take Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and avoid taking Ibuprofen (Advil). This is on the advice of a report from German doctors that described many young patients in the ICU unit who use Ibuprofen which worsened their COVID symptoms. In contrast, Tylenol has less of an impact on the stomach.
MindHK — it’s okay to be not okay
Resource Counseling — personal support with sliding scale fee
Suicide Prevention Services — get help or lend a hand to volunteer
These listings are published with compliments under the Social Sponsorship Program.
PS – I am also urgently fundraising for the rental deposit now due for HK heartbeat’s new tiny home to slash overheads when the current landlord takes back the flat for his grandson. Sales campaigns are ongoing and taking a little longer than expected as everything slows to a healing pace in our community.
UPDATE: 30 March 2022
The move is complete and the funds raised to date covered the lease deposit and first month along with movers and miscellaneous relocation expenses.
I continue to rely on contributions supplemented by advertising and membership sales to cover the operating costs now cut by half to HK$9,800 per month plus ongoing expenses arising from new business development activities.