Protect yourself and others from COVID-19
If COVID-19 is spreading in your community, stay safe by taking some simple precautions.
- Maintain physical distancing
- Wear a mask
- Keep rooms well ventilated
- Avoid crowds
- Cleaning your hands regularly
- Coughing into a bent elbow or tissue
- Check local advice where you live and work
|Maintain at least a 1-metre distance between yourself and others.||Avoid spaces that are closed, crowded or involve close contact.|
|Make wearing a mask a normal part of being around other people||Avoid those environments where the virus appears to spread rapidly.|
|Clean your hands before and after touching your mask||Avoid gatherings in indoor spaces that are small and without outdoor air coming in.|
|Mask should cover your nose, mouth and chin properly.||Don’t use masks with valves|
|After using, either wash the mask if it’s a fabric mask, or dispose of a medical mask in a trash bin.||Avoid frequent touching your eyes, nose and mouth.|
|Do any physical exercise that makes you healthy||Do not panic in the situation.|
How to maintain good hygiene
- Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water to eliminate germs.
- Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. It can transfer the virus to eyes, nose or mouth. So frequent touching of face by hand should be avoided.
- Mouth and nose should be covered with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- By following good ‘respiratory hygiene’, one can protect the people from viruses, which cause colds, flu and COVID-19.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces frequently that are regularly touched.
What to do if you feel unwell
- Know the full range of symptoms of COVID-19. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, dry cough, and tiredness. Other symptoms like loss of taste or smell, aches and pains, headache, sore throat, nasal congestion, red eyes, diarrhoea, or a skin rash may also occur in some cases.
- Stay home and self-isolate even if you have minor symptoms such as cough, headache, mild fever, until you recover. Consult with your health care provider or hotline for advice. If you need to leave your house or have someone near you, wear a medical mask to avoid infecting others.
- If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately. Call by telephone first, if you can and follow the directions of your local health authority.
- Keep up to date on the latest information from trusted sources, such as WHO or your local and national health authorities. Always abide by the rules given by the local and national authorities.