In these challenging times, when the whole world is fighting COVID-19, we should do our bit and ensure that we all stay safe and healthy. Our Government is doing its best to protect its people in these difficult situations. It is our duty, as a responsible citizen, to comply with the guidelines of the WHO and the Government. Therefore, we have outlined some important measures that we should take to protect ourselves from COVID-19.
1. Avoid touching your face with your unwashed hands
Try to keep your hands off your face when you are out. Our hands are prone to get the virus, as we often touch surfaces that might be contaminated. So, until your hands are washed and clean, don’t touch your face. Especially your eyes, nose, and mouth, as the virus might get inside your body and cause illness.
2. Practice social distancing
Make sure you’re at least 6 feet away from others when in public. Nearly all supermarkets are now adapting social distancing. They have marked spots within the store for people who are standing in a queue to maintain the desired distance. Some shops also allow a limited number of people within the store at a given time to minimize human interaction.
3. Wash your hands regularly
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Alternatively, you can use at least 60% alcohol-containing hand sanitizer. Especially if you have been in public or if you have coughed or sneezed.
4. Use a face mask and wipe
Make a habit of covering your face with a mask and carry wipes when you step out of your home. Masks like N95 are effective against sneezing or cough droplets.
5. Avoid non-essential travel
It’s best to stay at home and not to travel unless it’s urgent. Step out only when you need to go shopping at a grocery store or a pharmacy, or if you want to exercise.
6. Avoid public meetings
Don’t encourage or engage in any social gathering or public meetings. We know that cases are increasing rapidly daily. Therefore, it is best to maintain minimal human interaction as the virus is transmitted through direct contact.
7. Isolate yourself if you’re not well
Get in touch with your nearest health care provider if you are sick. Get a COVID-19 test from your nearest healthcare centre. It is best to stay in quarantine for at least 14 days and seek medical help if symptoms get worse.
8. Use a tissue to cough or sneeze
Always use a tissue to cough or sneeze and discard it in the dustbin immediately. In case you don’t have a tissue, cover your face with your elbow and sanitise your hand immediately. Coughing or sneezing in the open can lead to transmission, as the virus can carry up to 7 meters in the air.
9. Go cashless
Don’t use cash. Instead, use your bank card or contactless payment method for in-store purchase. The virus easily clings to the surface of the physical notes, which can easily enter your body through your hands.
10. Stay connected to your loved ones
Make sure you are not visiting your friends and families. You should connect with them via phone calls or messages. Avoid physical meetings unless urgent. You must communicate with your loved ones in these difficult times and make sure that everyone is safe and healthy.
11. Exercise regularly
It could be monotonous and exhausting for you to sit back home. Therefore, try to engage in some physical activity. Devote at least 30-45 minutes to your health care regime. Remember, you need to be physically and mentally healthy.
12. Clean the household surfaces regularly
It is equally important to maintain the hygiene of your home. Use an anti-bacterial cleanser or disinfectant to clean your house surface regularly. This will avoid any possibility of contamination and will maintain the overall hygiene of your home.
13. Clean and wash your groceries properly
After your grocery shopping, don’t forget to clean them with water. Do not consume them without washing them properly, as a lot of people handles them. Avoid buying loose products, buy packaged products instead.
14. Beware of frauds
There have been cases recently where intruders tried to get access to homes. They pretended to be a health worker and approached people at their doorstep to test coronavirus symptoms. Watch out for these people as they’re trying to get access to your home to steal things. This is often known as distraction burglary. Offenders present themselves as officials and create an urgency to get access to your home and steal all the valuables. Read our distraction burglary blog to learn more about how to avoid such incidents to stay safe.
15. Stay safe
Make sure your security system is armed while you are leaving your home or going to bed at night. These offenders are out and waiting for the right opportunity to break into your house. Don’t fall into this trap and make sure you stay safe in your home.
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