Is this a ‘LOCKDOWN 5 OR UNLOCK 1’. Now it’s time to reopen Town, City, Nation, and the world, and now we are entering into a ‘Post Lockdown or a Pre Unlock’ which means more people on the road, more connection with each other and more infected people from ‘Coronavirus’ come across the world. It’s time to take more safety measures to save yourself from ‘COVID-19’ as you are a number for your government but you are everything for your family.
In this situation of ‘COVID-19’, everyone feeling scared to travel out of their houses as there’s no proper vaccination that has still been found but we got some freedom in this lockdown period to go out for emergency work, and to prevent ourselves from this ‘coronavirus’, try making these five small adjustments to make sure that you are following the most effective practices for general infection prevention and control. These adjustments aren’t focused on ‘COVID-19’ but are health tips that may prevent the spread of the many common illnesses, including the flu and the cold.
1. Practice good hand hygiene to save yourself from COVID-19.
It sounds simple, but it’s true: good hand hygiene helps prevent the transmission of a virulent disease from one person to another. Too often, people only wash their hands when they’re soiled. But, viruses and bacteria present even though your skin looks clean. To keep your hands clean, wash them using soap and water for a least of 20 seconds. The hand-washing time will vary from person to person, but it’s always a great idea to clean your hands before eating, after using the toilet, and after sneezing or coughing.
If soap and water aren’t available, an alcohol-based sanitizer is often used instead.
2.Maintain social distancing
What is social distancing?
Social distancing means keeping a distance between yourself and people outside of your home.
To practice social distancing:
- Stay at least ‘6 feet’ (about 2 arms’ length) from people.
- Do not go to ‘groups’.
- Don’t go to ‘crowded places’ and try to avoid ‘mass gatherings’.
‘Social distancing’ is an important way to cut down the spread of ‘COVID-19’. And it is important that you follow the social distancing recommendations in your community, whether you’re in one among the high-risk groups or not.
Stay connected while staying away. It’s important to remain in contact with friends and family that don’t live in your home. Do Call, Video Chat, and stay connected using social media.
3. Avoid coughing or sneezing into your hand.
Covering a cough or sneeze could appear like something that is done out of excellent manners, but it goes a touch beyond that — you must avoid coughing or sneezing into your hand whenever possible.
Instead, attempt to cough or sneeze into a tissue. If a tissue isn’t available, try and cover your cough or sneeze using your elbow/upper arm. After coughing or sneezing into a tissue, throw the tissue away. Be sure to clean your hands after a cough or sneeze as well!
4. Use a face mask!
Face masks are a tool utilized to avoid the spread of disease. Face masks are covered pieces of designed stitched cloth that cover the nose and mouth.
Disposable face masks should be used once then thrown in the dustbin. You must remove and replace masks after they get moist.
Always follow instructions of using and storing the mask, and procedures for the way to place on and remove a mask.
How to placed on and remove a face mask?
- Wash your hands with soap and water or sanitize your hand before touching the mask.
- Avoid touching the front of the mask.
- Remove a mask from the box and ensure there aren’t any holes in any side of the mask.
- Know which side of the mask is the top. The side of the mask that contains a stiff bendable edge is the top and is supposed to mold to the form of your nose.
- Know which side of the mask is the front. The colored side of the mask is the front and will face far away from you, while the white side touches the face.
- If you are using a mask with ties: Then take the bottom ties, one in each hand, and secure with a bow at the nape of your neck.
- Pull the bottom of the mask over the mouth and chin.
- At the time of removing also, follow the same instructions (as in point 1).
- From your 1 finger remove the Earloop from one ear and then from the opposite side.
- Throw the mask in the dustbin.
- Again wash your hands with soap and water or sanitize your hand.
5. Stay home if you’re sick.
While it’s admirable to be dedicated to your job or to your studies, it’s not a good idea to go into work if you’re sick. You’ll think you’ll be able to power through the day, but you run the danger of infecting those around you!
If you’re not feeling well, stay home and let yourself recover. If you have to go out in public, try to wear a mask to avoid infecting others. Save yourself from COVID-19
6. Consider alternatives to shaking hands.
Extending a handshake may be a common greeting or sign of respect, whether closing a deal or meeting someone for the first time. This implies that shaking hand with others come with the danger of passing bacteria or viruses on to another person.
This is a relevant change during standard cold and flu season too, not with COVID-19. Something like an “Air Five,” A Fast Wave, or A Nod will be a decent substitute for a handshake. If you’re afraid you may seem rude by declining a handshake, there’s no harm in explaining why.
If you do find yourself in a situation where you’re shaking hands with a variety of individuals, it’s always a decent idea to wash your hands or sanitize your hand afterward.
7. Try to avoid touching your face.
Touching the hands of people isn’t the only hand-related practice to lessen: you must try and avoid touching your face with your own hands too!
It’s an honest idea to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. If droplets containing the virus made their way onto your hands, touching your eyes, nose, or mouth would be the first way to transfer those droplets into your own body. Good hand hygiene will lessen the possibilities of these droplets existing on your hands within the first place, but trying to limit how often you touch your face is another good step to take.
Making these small adjustments will go an extended way toward helping you avoid a variety of common illnesses, not Coronavirus. If you’ve got symptoms that match those of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath) and relevant travel history or close contact with a patient with a confirmed case, you should contact your care provider.
Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Healthy!!!