|Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands often!
This is the most important of all. Wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Soap is better than hand sanitizer because the soap bursts the protective wall (lipid envelope) that contains the active part of the virus of COVID-19 and destroys its ability to infect you.
|Wear a Mask/Face Covering
Guidelines on how and what type of mask to wear can be found here.
|Avoid touching your face, eyes and mouth
If you have to touch your face, make sure your hands are clean.
Viruses and bacteria have an easy route to infect you through your eyes, nose and mouth.
|Cover your cough or sneeze
Cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow.
Don't sneeze into your hands. Or cover your mouth with a tissue.
Flush the used tissue down the toilet or put into the waste bin.
|Physical distancing is important to stop the spread of COVID-19
Maintain a physical distance of 2metres between yourself and anyone living outside your home bubble.
NO hongis, handshakes, hugs, high fives or fist pumps.
|No Visitors or Visiting
During Alert Level 4 we must all remain in our family household bubbles. There is no social visiting allowed and only essential travel is allowed e.g. for shopping, doctors appointments, so if other family or friends are helping with shopping, make sure you both keep well and safe by having them leave shopping at the door.
We have a COVID-19 policy and protocol that applies to all Support Groups and for all Alert Levels. At Alert Levels 4 and 3 regular meetings are not held in person. Contact with members is to be by telephone or online, or in exceptional circumstances with the 2m distancing practice and safe hygiene rules being adhered to at all times. At Alert Levels 2 and 1, meetings can resume, subject to adherence to the Government's guidelines on gathering sizes and following our policies on COVID-19 health and safety.
Doctors and Medical Appointments
Call your GP before you visit. Or call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.
|Parent 2 Parent have put together this simple and easy to understand booklet to help you talk to children about COVID-19.|