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How to protect yourself and others from the Virus?

How to protect yourself and others from the Virus?

There are important steps you should take to help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect yourself and those who are most at risk. How to slow the spread To help slow the spread of COVID-19, practise good hygiene and social distancing and follow the rules for public gatherings, quarantine and self-isolation. Good hygiene Everyone should practise good hygiene to protect against infection and prevent the virus spreading. When you practise good hygiene you: Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue Put used tissues straight into the bin Wash your hands often with soap and water,...

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Should We All Be Wearing Face Masks (and Can We Make Our Own)?

Should We All Be Wearing Face Masks (and Can We Make Our Own)?

As we see the number of COVID-19 cases multiplying world-wide, the recommendations around whether or not we should all be wearing face masks are getting more and more confusing. Experts in China recommend that everyone should wear one. In other countries like Japan and Hong Kong, people are advised to wear them if they are going to be in a crowded area. Here in the US, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) does not recommend face masks for people unless they are healthcare workers, sick, or taking care of someone that is sick. Similarly, the WHO (World Health Organization) directs...

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