As novel coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) continues to spread throughout the globe, you may be wondering how you can protect yourself and those around you from contracting the illness and other viruses. To help you out, we’ve put together some basic protective measures to follow below, based on the latest advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Maintain simple health habits to keep hands clean
Washing your hands frequently is one of the most important measures you can take when it comes to protecting yourself from bacteria and viruses. This is because washing your hands with soap and water or antibacterial sanitiser will kill any viruses living on them. Try to get into the routine of washing your hands with soap and water every time you are near a bathroom, as well as rubbing an antibacterial hand sanitiser into your hands on a regular basis, particularly before eating. NastraSan Antibacterial Instant Hand Sanitiser, for example, offers effective protection against bacteria and viruses and comes in a conveniently-sized package, allowing you to sanitise your hands whilst out and about. Whether you’re at home, in the office, or simply out in public, a quick squirt of NatraSan will offer you the protection you need to mitigate the spread of bacteria and viruses.
Try to avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose
It may be difficult to do, but try to avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose particularly whilst out and about. This is because your hands can pick up viruses and bacteria from surfaces very easily. These viruses and bacteria can then enter your body through your eyes, nose or mouth if you are not careful. Of course, keeping your hands as clean as possible at all times can help to mitigate this risk.
Practise good respiratory hygiene
It is a good idea to ensure that you and those around you understand the principles of good respiratory hygiene. This means that you should cover your nose and mouth with a tissue every time you cough or sneeze, disposing of the tissue immediately afterwards. This will help to protect those
around you by reducing the number of infected droplets released into your immediate vicinity.
Seek advice if you feel unwell
If you are suffering from a fever, cough and are having trouble breathing, you should stay at home
and seek advice. Call your local health authority before heading to any medical facilities, as this will
help to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as other infections.
Keep up-to-date with the unfolding situation
Your local authority will have the latest information about whether COVID-19 is spreading where you live and will be able to advise residents about how best to protect themselves.
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