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Covid_19 may have be out......AND HABIT of Hygiene is in!


Cleaning tips to help keep COVID-19 out of your home.

Can you catch the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from food? How should I do laundry now? Mundane household tasks have turned into a source of uncertainty and anxiety as families grapple with getting the basics done all while keeping their loved ones safe and healthy. Widespread misinformation about the virus puts everyone at risk and adds to the stress of having to filter fact from fiction.


While research into the COVID-19 virus is ongoing, we know the virus is spread mainly when respiratory droplets of an infected person (generated through coughing, sneezing, talking, singing) get into the mouth, nose or eyes of people who are nearby. We also now know that people can be infected, and spread the virus to others, even without having any symptoms. People may also become infected by touching their mouth, nose or eyes after touching surfaces contaminated with the virus. The virus may survive on surfaces for a few hours up to several days. The good news? Simple disinfectants can kill it. Now what does this mean for your home?


To give parents a helping hand, we compiled the latest expert information on what is known about COVID-19 and tips to help keep it out of your home! Can you catch the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from food? How should I do laundry now? Mundane household tasks have turned into a source of uncertainty and anxiety as families grapple with getting the basics done all while keeping their loved ones safe and healthy. Widespread misinformation about the virus puts everyone at risk and adds to the stress of having to filter fact from fiction.  While research into the COVID-19 virus is ongoing, we know the virus is spread mainly when respiratory droplets of an infected person (generated through coughing, sneezing, talking, singing) get into the mouth, nose or eyes of people who are nearby. We also now know that people can be infected, and spread the virus to others, even without having any symptoms. People may also become infected by touching their mouth, nose or eyes after touching surfaces contaminated with the virus. The virus may survive on surfaces for a few hours up to several days. The good news? Simple disinfectants can kill it. Now what does this mean for your home?To give parents a helping hand, we compiled the latest expert information on what is known about COVID-19 and tips to help keep it out of your home.

  Cleaning and hygiene tips to protect against COVID-19 

Personal hygiene

Simple hygiene measures can help protect your family’s health and everyone else's.  Don’t touch your faceAvoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.  Don’t cough or sneeze into your hands Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing. Dispose of used tissue immediately. Keep your distance Maintain a distance of at least 1 meter (3 feet) from people outside your household.  Wear a mask in public placesIf COVID-19 is widespread in your area, a fabric mask should be worn in all public settings where it is difficult to keep a physical distance from others.  Monitor for your health dailyBe alert for any symptoms of COVID-19 in yourself and your family. Seek medical care early if symptoms develop, and stay home except to get medical care. Wash, wash, wash your hands Yes, you’re hearing it everywhere, because it’s the best line of defence. Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20-30 seconds. An easy way to time it with your children is by singing the full happy birthday song, twice. Make sure to wash hands after you blow your nose, sneeze into a tissue, before putting on and after removing your fabric mask, use the restroom, when you leave and return to your home, before preparing or eating food, applying make-up, handling contact lenses etc.If using a hand sanitizer ensure that it contains at least 60 per cent alcohol, ensure coverage on all parts of the hands and rub hands together for 20-30 seconds until hands feel dry. If hands are visibly dirty, always wash hands with soap and water.  

Did you know? Cold water and warm water are equally effective at removing germs and viruses from your hands — as long as you use soap and wash your hands the right way!

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