WHO Advice for Home-Based Care of COVID-19

Date of Publication

This page includes guidance for the public on home-based care practices for those who have tested positive for COVID-19 or those who have come in contact with others who have tested positive. It was originally published in March 2020 and then updated in August 2020.  This is the latest version.

The updates include:

• Considerations regarding the IPC requirements for the household to be suitable for caring for COVID-19 patients in the home;
• Clinical monitoring and treatment of COVID-19 patients at home;
• Waste management in the home setting in the context of COVID-19 and;
• An appendix on the effective implementation of home-care policies