3 Key Steps to Control
- Practice regular hand hygiene – hand washing with soap and water or hand rubbing with alcohol based cleaners
- Practice Social distancing – 1.5m – How will you greet family and friends? 14 days self-isolation if positive or a close contact known case.
- Practice respiratory etiquette – cough into tissue or clothed elbow, if unwell, wear a mask before meeting others
-advice is changing daily some sites which a e being updated reguarly
Some ideas or discussion points
.2) Use ONLY your knuckle to touch light switches. elevator buttons, etc.. Lift the petrol dispenser with a paper towel or use a disposable glove.
3) Open doors with your closed fist or hip – do not grasp the handle with your hand, unless there is no other way to open the door. Especially important on bathroom and post office/commercial doors
.4) Use disinfectant wipes at the stores when they are available, including wiping the handle and child seat in grocery carts.
5) Wash your hands with soap for 10-20 seconds and/or use a greater than 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer whenever you return home from ANY activity that involves locations where other people have been.
6) Keep a bottle of alcohol based hand gel at each of your home’s entrances. AND in your car for use after getting gas or touching other contaminated objects when you can’t immediately wash your hands.
7) If possible, cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and discard. Use your elbow only if you have to. The clothing on your elbow will contain infectious virus that can be passed on for up to a week or more! SO WASH.
1) Consider Latex or nitrile latex disposable gloves for use when going shopping, using the petrol pumps, and all other outside activity when you come in contact with contaminated areas.Note: This virus is spread in large droplets by coughing and sneezing. This means that the air will not infect you! BUT all the surfaces where these droplets land are infectious for about a week on average – everything that is associated with infected people will be contaminated and potentially infectious. The virus is on surfaces and you will not be infected unless your unprotected face is directly coughed or sneezed upon.This virus only has cell receptors for lung cells (it only infects your lungs) The only way for the virus to infect you is through your nose or mouth via your hands or an infected cough or sneeze onto or into your nose or mouth.
disposable surgical masks – limited supply at present but NOT recommended for WELL people – if well, the main benefit is to prevent you from touching your nose and/or mouth (We touch our nose/mouth 90X/day without knowing it!). This is the only way this virus can infect you – it is lung-specific. The mask will not prevent the virus in a direct sneeze from getting into your eyes, nose or mouth – it is only to keep you from touching your nose or mouth. However if you DO have a cold, it would be polite to wear one to reduce the risk of you coughing droplets onto surfaces or people within 1.5 metres