Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:
* Wash your hands frequently: Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with soap and water to kill viruses that may be on your hands.
* Maintain social distancing: Keep at least 1-meter distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. A cough or sneeze sprays small liquid droplets into the air which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the illness.
* Practice respiratory hygiene: Follow good respiratory hygiene by covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze.
* Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth: Our hands touch many surfaces and can pick up germs. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the germs to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
* Dispose tissues into a closed bin immediately after use: Droplets spread viruses. By following good respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
* If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early: Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority. National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
* Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider: Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority, or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
* Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell: Even with mild symptoms such as headache and runny nose, until you recover. Avoiding contact with others and visits to medical facilities will allow these facilities to operate more effectively and help protect you and others from possible COVID-19 and other viruses. If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. Call in advance and tell your provider of any recent travel or contact with travellers.