Coronavirus disease or COVID 19 spreads quickly as its transmission from human to human happens quickly.
This virus stays on surfaces from hours to several days, depending on the type of surface and the temperature and humidity of the environment. It is possible that a person can get the coronavirus by touching such infected surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own eyes, mouth or nose. Having said that, latest I sights say that this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
This virus also spreads through the air by droplets made when people with the coronavirus cough, sneeze or even talk. These droplets stay in the air up to three hours after the infected person has left. These droplets when land in the mouths, eyes or noses of people make their way into the lungs through inhalation.
Basic safety and some precautions are necessary and the only option to save ourselves and our family the trouble of getting infected.
Center for disease control has rolled out these basic prevention and control measures, Here are those safety and preventive measures that you should remind yourself to follow.
You might already know of them, but the aim of this article to provide you with reminders about the information that must not be forgotten.
- Social distancing
Avoid close contact with people who are tested positive with COVID 19. If you are sick, be responsible and keep your distance from others.
- Stay home
Stay indoors, leave the house only if you have any medical emergency. Keep a minimum of six feet distance from people. While running errands and buying groceries wear face masks and gloves. Don’t touch things unnecessarily.
- Wash your hands
Since it’s very easy for your hands to get in touch with any kind of contaminated surface you should wash your hands with soap or clean them with sanitizer. If your hands are visibility dirty wash them with soap and water for 20 seconds. Sanitize your hands whenever possible.
- Don’t touch your face
The way virus makes way into your body is through your eyes, nose and mouth. Thus it is advised to not touch your face especially your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Practice other good health habits.
Use regular household cleaning spray, bleach, disinfectants to wipe clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are touched frequently at home, workplace or school.
- Learn how to wear masks
Do not wear disposable marks for more than 8 hours. Do not touch worn masks from the front. Press the mask on top to tighten it on the bridge of your nose. Wash or sanitize your hands after disposing of a mask. Especially wear a mask if you’re sick.
In order to take a step forward in making Australian people infection-free, we have curated some courses relevant in regards to the epidemic with the help of credible sources.
These courses are fully open to the public, they aimed to help the employers, the employees and the general population as well to stay safe during this pandemic.
Here is some more information on the free courses:
- Infection, prevention and control
This online infection prevention and control awareness course help you with awareness regarding the infection, prevention and control measures during this pandemic.
- Working from home
This online working from home course will help employees and employers both in the transition to work from the home culture without any hassle.
- Employee health and wellbeing
This online health and wellbeing course aim to provide employers insights on how they can take care of their employees’ mental health and general well being while they work from home.
Start the course now:
Stay in, stay safe.
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