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Covid-19 Guidelines

Keep yourself and loved ones safe by following these guidelines

Properly wear your mask:

Make sure your mask covers your nose, mouth and chin. Clean your hands before you put your mask on, before and after you take it off, and after you touch it at any time. When you take off your mask, store it in a clean plastic bag, and every day either wash it if it’s a fabric mask or dispose of it in a trash bin if it’s a medical mask. Don’t use masks with valves.

Keep good hygiene

Clean high touch surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. If someone is sick or has tested positive for COVID-19, disinfect frequently touched surfaces. Use a household disinfectant. If surfaces are dirty, clean them using detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

Use Hand Sanitizer

Practice hand-washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before and after eating, coughing/sneezing, or adjusting a face mask. To prevent rushing, wash your hands for as long as it takes to sing the "Happy Birthday" song twice. When hand-washing isn't available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Avoid Handshakes

Your hands can carry bacteria and viruses, this means that shaking someone’s hand comes with the risk of passing bacteria or viruses on to that person, or vice versa. Because it’s a respiratory ailment, COVID-19 is spread by droplets expelled from the respiratory system by a sneeze or cough. However, if an infected person coughs or sneezes into his or her hand, there’s a possibility of transmission through hand-to-hand contact as well. Therfore in interest of being careful it's not a bad idea to cut back on handshakes and consider some alternatives for the time being

Dont Touch Face

Touching the hands of other people isn’t the only hand-related practice to lessen: you should try to avoid touching your face with your own hands too! As mentioned above, it’s possible for droplets to be transferred via hand-to-hand contact. For that reason, it’s a good idea to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. If droplets containing the virus made their way onto your hands, touching your eyes, nose, or mouth would be the primary way to transfer those droplets into your own body.

Avoid Crowded Places

Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces Being in crowds like in restaurants, wedding halls, fitness centers, or movie theaters puts you at higher risk for COVID-19. Avoid indoor spaces that do not offer fresh air from the outdoors as much as possible. If indoors, bring in fresh air by opening windows and doors, if possible.

Get Vaccinated

Authorized COVID-19 vaccines can help protect you from COVID-19. You should get a vaccine as soon as you can. Once you are fully vaccinated, you may be able to start doing some things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic.

Social Distancing

social distancing is an effective way to reduce the number of people infected provided that the measures are thorough and that they are continued for a suitable length of time. It has been suggested that maintaining a distance of approximately 2 meters from another individual result in a marked reduction in transmission of most flu virus strains, including COVID-19.

What to do if you feel unwell

If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately. Call by telephone first and follow the directions of your local health authority.

 

 

Know the full range of symptoms of COVID-19. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, dry cough, tiredness and loss of taste or smell. Less common symptoms include aches and pains, headache, sore throat, red or irritated eyes, diarrhoea,  a skin rash or discolouration of fingers or toes.

 

 

Stay home and self-isolate for 10 days from symptom onset, plus three days after symptoms cease. Have someone bring you supplies. If you need to leave your house or have someone near you, wear a properly fitted mask to avoid infecting others.

 

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