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After being notified that you are subject to quarantine, you are usually required to arrive at the quarantine location within a short period of time. You may refer to the following list to pack your own emergency kit for quarantine efficiently.
The facilities and supplies may vary at different quarantine locations. For example, there is no Wi-Fi service in some of the quarantine centers. Therefore, while packing the emergency kit, you may try preparing all the necessary materials. When the quarantine location is confirmed, spend some time learning about the facilities and supplies available in that place and take out the unnecessary materials from the kit.
Basic carry-on items:
Prepare necessary items, such as a wallet, ID card, mobile phone (with chargers), PIN-protected security device for online banking (if applicable), credit cards, etc.
Prepare appropriate daily outfits according to the weather and may consider using disposable underwear if necessary
Personal care and hygiene products:
Basic toiletries are available in some of the quarantine centers but not in quarantine wards. Therefore, pay attention to whether you have to prepare your personal care products and toiletries. If you go with people with special needs (e.g. infants, pregnant women, the elderly or chronic patients), you may prepare necessary nursing and hygiene products for them, for example, diapers.
Prepare enough prescription medicines for use during the quarantine period, such as the medicines for diabetes, heart disease, etc., based on personal health conditions; and prepare some over-the-counter medicines in case you need them, such as painkillers, antipyretics, gastrointestinal drugs, etc.
See whether you need to bring small household appliances (e.g. electric fans, extension boards) or household items (e.g. laundry trays).
Anti-epidemic and cleaning products:
Prepare necessary anti-epidemic and cleaning products, such as alcohol-based hand sanitizers, liquid soaps, laundry detergents, etc.
Quarantine centers and quarantine wards in hospitals generally provide basic meals, while some quarantine centers also provide dried food and instant noodles for free. You may consider bringing your favorite snacks to add some fun to your quarantine life. If you go with people with special needs (e.g. infants, pregnant women, the elderly or chronic patients), you may prepare appropriate food for them, such as milk powder and baby food.
Arrange leisure activities for yourself during the quarantine period in advance (please refer to What to Do during the Quarantine Period
), for example, preparing computers, tablets, e-book readers, headphones, etc. (with chargers), as well as yoga mats, sports outfits, books, stationeries, notepads and other related items. Furthermore, as the quarantine location may not be equipped with Wi-Fi service, you can prepare Wi-Fi eggs, additional SIM cards, and mobile data service plans.