How to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible

  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household

  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person

  • travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home

 

These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

 

How to stop infection spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with coronavirus.

 

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds

  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

  • Wash your hands as soon as you get back home

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze

  • Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

 

Looking after your health and wellbeing

To help yourself stay well while you're at home:

 

  • Stay in touch with family and friends over the phone or on social media

  • Try to keep yourself busy – you could try activities like cooking, reading, online learning and watching films

  • Do light exercise at home, or outside once a day

 

Information retrieved from: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

COVID-19 Care Direct and Support Solutions Response

As you are aware, the whole world is currently facing a serious health situation which is as a result of Covid-19, an infectious disease caused by Corona Virus.  All efforts are being made by the experts to combat it.  Meanwhile, every individual is advised to observe practices such as regular washing of hands, keeping social distance, avoiding large gatherings, avoiding handshakes, and when infected staying at home. These and many practices may help to prevent the spread of the disease.

 

At Care Direct and Support Solutions, our employees and service users remain our first priority and we will do our best to maintain your safety and ours during these challenging times. Our carers will continue to keep our strict hygienic practices such as washing hands before and after attending to your care and when needed, in between the care (in case of any contact with bodily fluids). Our carers have also been provided with extra PPE and will continue to wear their gloves, aprons as well as face masks, overshoes, over sleeves etc. All these PPE’s have been made available to the carers.  

 

Please be rest assured that carers are well informed on the current pandemic and will implement all practice learnt in infection prevention and control training and knowledge held on performing care while Covid-19 remains present. If a carer is unwell, displays any symptoms or has been in contact with anyone displaying symptoms, they will self-isolate and he/she would be replaced with another carer. If a carer is unable to be replaced, we would ask family members to step-in. Should you also feel unwell please inform us.

 

Attached is a guidance from the Public Health England on staying at home if you think you have the symptoms.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

 

 

Further Information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus, its symptoms and the current situation in the UK is available on the Public Health England website

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england

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