COVID-19 is a new illness thought to originate in China. Lots of people call it Coronavirus, which is the family of virus it belongs too. It is a virus that affects your lungs and ability to breath.
We are all responsible for stopping the spread of this virus, here are 5 top tips to prevent the spread
- Stay at home and limit travel to essential travel only.
- If you are showing any symptoms of the Coronavirus self isolate for seven days.
- Continuous cough
- High Temperature
- Do not meet with any other people who are outside your household.
- Wash your hands regularly.
- Cough and sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve.
What to do if a family member or a person you share your household with has signs of Coronavirus and how to stop the spread of the Coronavirus
- Stay at home for 14 days and don’t go anywhere; this is even if you don’t have any symptoms.
- Use a different bedroom and bathroom if possible.
- Wipe surfaces, handles and contact points with a suitable detergent often during the day.
- If you start to show symptoms of the Coronavirus, self isolate at home for seven days.
- Wash your hands frequently during the day for 20 seconds with antibacterial soap.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth as this increase the chance of infection
- Cough and sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve
High Risk People
Remember the following groups of people are at more risk of being seriously sick due to the Corona Virus:
- Adults over the age of 70
- Pregnant Ladies
- Adults with Pre-existing conditions
The following pre-existing conditions are more at risk due to the Coronavirus
- Conditions that affect the immune system such as HIV and Aids and Chemotherapy
- Severely overweight with a BMI of over 40
- Problems with the spleen
- Neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis and Motor Neurone disease
- Chronic long term respiratory diseases, like as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
- Heart disease
The above should not be taken as medical advice and is by no means an exhaustive list of conditions or risk-reducing measures, but information to help reduce the risk. Always consult a medical professional should you have any concerns or symptoms. Stay Safe.
Let us all do our part to stop the spread of the Coronavirus
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