Home Recovery

Home Recovery is now the default care management model for majority of COVID-19 patients. This enables them to recover in the comfort of their homes, and with the support of their families, while allowing hospital resources to be directed to those who need more intensive care.

Patients will have access to 24/7 telemedicine services and be assigned a Home Recovery Buddy (Hotline: 6874 4939). For an orientation on the process and list of telemedicine providers, please click here.

For a quick guide on what to expect during Home Recovery, check out the graphic below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

[Updated 24 Sep] Who is eligible for home recovery?

Home Recovery is the default mode of recovery for fully vaccinated individuals, who are:

• Aged 12 – 69 years old
• Have mild or no symptoms
• Have no severe co-morbidities or illness 
• Household members should not include elderly (more than 80 years old) or individuals in the vulnerable group (e.g. pregnant individuals, with weakened immune response or with multiple comorbidities)
• Able to self-isolate in a room, preferably with an attached bathroom

* Unvaccinated patients who have been assessed by medical practitioners to be clinically fit may be placed on home recovery if suitable e.g. young children between 2 and 11 years old. 


[Updated 24 Sep]
What are the rules under the Isolation Order for Home Recovery?

Under the Isolation Order issued to COVID-19 patients under the Infectious Diseases Act, patients are required to adhere to the stipulated movement restrictions and remain in the place of isolation during the entire Home Recovery period. It is an offence to breach the conditions of the Isolation Order.  First time offenders may be fined up to $10,000 or given 6 months’ imprisonment, or both. No visitors should be allowed in the place of isolation (i.e. home or specific room). Patients must not leave the home/room and must report and undergo medical examinations or treatment as directed.


[Updated 24 Sep]
 
How will the patient’s household members be affected?

Household members living at the same residential address will need to register here for e-Quarantine Order to be issued to them. 

When placed under Home Quarantine Order (HQO), they must follow the conditions stipulated in the Order, including staying at home at all times and taking the required PCR tests. There should be no outside visitors into the house during this period For more information about HQO, please refer to this page.


[Updated 24 Sep]
 
Managing daily necessities during home recovery

COVID-19 patients and household members should maintain a high level of personal hygiene by washing hands regularly with soap. They should perform contactless transactions and ensure items are bagged securely to reduce exposure to others. This means food/ groceries will need to be delivered for the household.  

For more FAQs, click here



 

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