Direct communication between health workers and their colleagues isolated at home is essential to achieve better emotional and work performance. The isolated health worker may keep track of the latest news of the centre and be in direct contact with his/her colleagues through instant messaging (described in Resource nº 10). This way he will feel as part of the team until he/she can go back to work.

Furthermore, the health professional in isolation can carry out other tasks that can be useful for the whole health community (Resource nº 8).