The global spread of the novel coronavirus means that we all need to take certain action steps to help reduce its transmission. We have listed out the 7 everyday actions you can take now to help protect yourself and others from the spread of the virus.
Prevent the spread of the Coronavirus by staying at home as much as you can and socially distancing from others.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses and contaminated hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth.
Learn to wash your hands frequently. Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Use plenty of soap and water to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, especially after:
- touching surfaces
- commuting on public transport
- coughing, sneezing & blowing your nose
- visiting a public place
If you are unable to use soap and water, use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
Maintain at least 2 metre (6 feet) distance between yourself and other people.
When someone coughs or sneezes and even when they speak, they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain the virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Be proactive, maintain at least 2 metres from the next person when in public.
Practice respiratory hygiene
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. Wear a mask when you are outside.
If you need to cough or sneeze and you are not wearing a mask, cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue. Dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Always clean and disinfect all surfaces.
Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces with soap, water and household disinfectant. Pure alcohol and bleach kill the virus on surfaces.