Coronavirus Precautions & Safety Tips

October 16, 2020

As the government announced Unlock 5, life amidst the pandemic has started to get back to normal. However, the definition of ‘normal’ has certainly changed. Here are a few dos and don’ts you need to follow:

  1. Use a Mask – Your Mask has to remain your most important accessory while going out. Don’t leave home without it at any cost. Also, remember to replace it at regular intervals.
  2. Get a Flu Vaccine – The need for a flu vaccination has increased since the flu season has already begun. It is important that you get a flu shot, especially if you have comorbid issues.
  3. Wash your hands – Your hand wash is your most important weapon against the virus. Make sure that you wash both hands for 20 seconds each with soap. If you are in a cab or a bus and can’t use soap or a handwash, use a sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  4. Maintain Social Distancing – Any time you go outside, make sure that you are staying 6 feet apart from other people. If possible, use a private vehicle. Avoid visiting any place where social distancing can’t be maintained.
  5. Get tested- Get tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19. Stay at home until you get the result.
  6. Touching, Sneezing, or Coughing in the open – Before stepping outside, make sure to carry a handkerchief or a packet of tissues. Cover your nose and mouth while Touching, Sneezing, or Coughing.
  7. Follow precautions before stepping out- Stay home, don’t go out unnecessarily. However, if you have to step outside, make sure to carry your sanitizer and water bottle. Pay online if possible. Avoid shaking hands with co-workers and, most importantly, avoid crowded areas.
  8. Clean and Sanitizing high touch areas- Ensure to clean and disinfectant frequently touched surfaces like mobiles, elevators buttons, railing and others.
  9. Check Temperature- Monitor your temperature with good quality thermometer on regular basis.

We are still in the middle of a global pandemic. And even though the government has lifted most of the restrictions, we need to maintain ours’. If you notice any signs of COVID such as cold, breathlessness, fever, or loss of sense of smell or taste, stop going out immediately and seek medical help. Make sure that people around you do the same as well.