If you have been asked to stay home in quarantine, this is to prevent you from spreading the measles virus to others if you are developing the disease. People are infectious before they become unwell.
Please stay home away from others. Do not go to work, school, preschool, group or social activities, sports, or public places like movie theatres, shopping malls, supermarkets, other food markets and cafes. Do not use public transport or visit friends or family. Avoid being in the same room as people who are not immune to measles.
To work out your quarantine period, use the quarantine calculator below.
To do this:
Next, write down the dates that you saw the person during their infectious period. Enter the first and last dates into the calculator on the right.
Quarantine is ONLY for people who have been near someone with confirmed measles, and who cannot prove that they are immune*.
*You are immune if you:
Because you were in first contact , and your last contact was ,
You can return to normal activities the next day if you are still well.start the calculator again