COVID-19 Prevention

Protect yourself and others from COVID-19

Stay safe by taking some simple precautions, such as :

  1. Physical distancing :
    • Maintain at least a 1-metre distance between yourself and others to reduce your risk of infection when they cough, sneeze or speak. Maintain an even greater distance between yourself and others when indoors. The further away, the better.
    • Make wearing a mask a normal part of being around other people. The appropriate use, storage and cleaning or disposal are essential to make masks as effective as possible.
  2. Wearing a mask: Here are the basics of how to wear a mask:
    • Clean your hands before you put your mask on, as well as before and after you take it off, and after you touch it at any time.
    • Make sure it covers both your nose, mouth and chin.
    • When you take off a mask, store it in a clean plastic bag, and every day either wash it if it’s a fabric mask, or dispose of a medical mask in a trash bin.
  3. How to make your environment safer:
    • Keeping rooms well ventilated
    • Cleaning and sanitization.
    • Clean and disinfect surfaces frequently especially those which are regularly touched, such as door handles, faucets and phone screens.
  4. Avoiding crowds:
    • Avoid the 3Cs: spaces that are Closed, Crowded or involve Close contact.
    • The risks of getting COVID-19 are higher in crowded and inadequately ventilated spaces where infected people spend long periods of time together in close proximity.
    • Meet people outside. Outdoor gatherings are safer than indoor ones, particularly if indoor spaces are small and without outdoor air coming in.
  5. Don’t forget the basics of good hygiene
    • Cleaning your hands
    • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. This eliminates germs including viruses that may be on your hands.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and infect you.
    • Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately into a closed bin and wash your hands. By following good ‘respiratory hygiene’, you protect the people around you from viruses, which cause colds, flu and COVID-19.
    • Clean and disinfect surfaces frequently especially those which are regularly touched, such as door handles, faucets and phone screens.
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What to do if you feel unwell?

  1. Know the full range of symptoms of COVID-19. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, dry cough, and tiredness. Other symptoms that are less common and may affect some patients include loss of taste or smell, aches and pains, headache, sore throat, nasal congestion, red eyes, diarrhoea, or a skin rash.
  2. Stay home and self-isolate even if you have minor symptoms such as cough, headache, mild fever, until you recover. Call your health care provider or hotline for advice. Have someone bring you supplies. If you need to leave your house or have someone near you, wear a medical mask to avoid infecting others.
  3. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately. Call by telephone first, if you can and follow the directions of your local health authority.
  4. Keep up to date on the latest information from trusted sources, such as WHO or your local and national health authorities.

Thanks ! Take Care ! Stay Safe !

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