[Updated 25 October 2022]
This information is for individuals who:
- Have been tested positive by a doctor.
- Are assessed eligible for Home Recovery Programme (HRP).
The following individuals are not eligible for HRP:
- Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated persons aged 80 years and older;
- Children aged less than 3 months old;
- Pregnant women with gestation age 36 weeks and above;
- Pregnant women with pregnancy complication(s) or medical condition(s) (e.g., renal failure on dialysis, cancer, immunosuppressed, etc.);
- Low-risk individuals with mild symptoms who are already under the care of their primary care doctor as part of Protocol 2.
If you are not eligible for HRP, you will receive a call from MOH to schedule your transfer to an appropriate care facility. Click here for more details.
- You should immediately self-isolate from other household members in a separate room for 72 hours, preferably with an attached bathroom. Do not interact with anyone.
- Do not leave your house. There is no need to go to the hospital or call 995.
- Stay calm and monitor your health.
What to expect
You will receive an SMS within 24 hours upon notification of your positive result containing a link to fill in a form.
You will receive an advisory SMS within 48 hours of your positive result on HealthHub.
What to do in the coming days
- During your Home Recovery period, you will have 2 resources available to you:
- For medical assistance, contact the GP who conducted your test if the clinic is participating in HRP. Otherwise, you can request for a telemedicine provider at go.gov.sg/telemedicineproviders.
- For more information on telemedicine and when to use it, click here.
- For non-medical assistance, speak to a Home Recovery Buddy (HRB) at 6874 4939.
- Practise good personal hygiene by washing hands regularly with soap and water.
- Monitor your temperature, pulse rate and oxygen saturation daily. No reporting of your readings is required.
When can I be discharged?
- At the end of 72 hours, you should do a self-administered ART.
- If you test negative, you can exit self-isolation and resume normal activities.
- If you continue to test positive, continue to self-isolate and self-test until you obtain a negative result OR until 12pm on Day 7 (for vaccinated individuals and children below 12 years old) or Day 14 (for unvaccinated / partially vaccinated individuals aged 12 years old and above), without a need to test, whichever comes earlier. The day you first tested positive is Day 1.
- For residents: If you do not have any ART kits, you can collect from a nearby vending machine but must return home immediately. For locations of these vending machines and collection details, click here.
- For non-residents: You may purchase ART kits from local retail pharmacies. If you are staying in a hotel, you may wish to approach the hotel conceirge for assistance.
*If your symptoms worsen (e.g. prolonged fever, worsening cough, breathing difficulties etc.) or do not improve, please return to your doctor or call 995 in emergency situations.
What to do after getting discharged
After discharge, you should minimise social activities for 7 days. Do continue to observe safe management measures.
If you feel unwell after discharge, you may visit any GP clinic of your choice.
Please disinfect your room after you’re discharged. Here are useful links to guide you through the cleaning procedure:
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