What to do during the quarantine or isolation period? Caring for waste
Waste (such as handkerchiefs, food scraps, other household garbage) produced by a person in quarantine or isolation must deserve special care, as well as waste produced by cohabitants:
- A non-manual open waste container (garbage bin) with a plastic bag must be placed in the room/room in which the person is quarantined or isolated;
- All waste produced by the person in quarantine or isolation must be placed exclusively in the non-manual opening waste container with a plastic bag located in the room/room in which the person is;
- Residues should never be tamped down, nor should the bag be squeezed to get the air out. The plastic bag must only be filled to 2/3 of its capacity and must be tightly closed with 2 tight knots and preferably with a tie or adhesive;
- The bag tightly closed with the residues must be placed inside a second plastic bag, which must also be closed tightly with 2 knots tightly fastened and, preferably, with a tie or adhesive;
- Closing procedures for plastic bags with waste produced by the person in quarantine or isolation must be carried out with adequate protection (preferably with single-use gloves), to reduce the risk of contamination;
- After removing the gloves by rolling them from the inside to the outside, wrapping them without touching the outside and placing them in the (new) plastic bag for waste, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, drying well;
- Plastic bags with waste must be disposed of following good practices as the utmost care to prevent contamination, never touching the bag to clothing or the body. These plastic bags with the waste are placed in the collective undifferentiated waste container (house/street garbage container);
- These wastes must not be separated for recycling or placed in the recycling bin;
- Always wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, drying well, after any handling of bags and waste containers;
- Household waste containers must be washed and disinfected regularly.
- The waste produced by the cohabitants of the person in quarantine/isolation must follow the same procedures described above, but placed in the waste container (garbage bin) in general use in the home. These bags with waste must also be placed in the collective undifferentiated waste container (house/street waste container).