Protecting yourself against coronavirus
Good hygiene and taking care when interacting with other people are the best defences for you and Good hygiene and taking care when interacting with other people are the best defences for you and your family against coronavirus. This includes:
- covering your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue
- disposing of used tissues immediately into a rubbish bin and washing your hands
- washing your hands often with soap and water, including before and after eating and after going to the toilet, and when you have been out to shops or other places
- using alcohol-based hand sanitisers (60% alcohol), where available
- cleaning and disinfecting frequently used surfaces and objects
- stay at home and avoid physical contact with others, except when you need assistance or care
- avoid non-essential travel
- consider having the chemist deliver your medicines
- consider having your groceries and essential items delivered to your home
- stay 1.5 metres away — 2 arms’ length — from other people, when you can
Look after your health
You should keep up your regular home care and health care. This is just as important as protecting yourself from coronavirus.
Have regular contact with your doctor and call them if you are concerned about any of your health conditions. They may be able to provide care over the phone or via tele-conference, and face to face care is still available.