Safety Measures to protect against spread of Coronavirus

There are a few important aspects to take into account when there’s a virus outbreak such as the one happening at the moment with the coronavirus known as COVID19. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has the following guidelines to help you protect yourself:

  • Covering your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing with a medical mask (FFP3 standard), tissue (dispose of by flushing down toilet), or into a flexed elbow.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who is unwell.
  • Using appropriate masks (FFP3 is recommended), Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to prevent transmitting the virus.
  • JUST WEARING A MASK DOES NOT GUARANTEE PROTECTION.
  • Washing your hands regularly, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water.
  • Using an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
  • Stay home when you’re sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

 

How to wash your hands effectively:

 

 

Check out our blog post on using a face mask properly.