Steps to be followed to stay safe from Covid-19
The Second Wave of Coronavirus has engulfed the country. This time around, the virus is proving to be more infectious and poses a severe threat to the health and wellbeing of adults and children. With this massive surge in COVID-19 cases, there is a stringent need of following COVID Appropriate Behaviour and ensuring that we adhere to all prescribed guidelines and protocols. We must not let our guard down to protect ourselves, our children, out future. With so much happening around us, here are a few verified precautions that you can follow to stay safe at home.
- Regularly and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub/sanitiser. This will kills viruses that may be on your hands.
- Always maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet (do gaj ki doori) if your are outside. It will help you avoid catching infection from others.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth unnecessarily. Our hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses, and if contaminated, they can transfer the virus into our body through eyes, nose or mouth.
- Ensure that you and all the people around you follow good respiratory hygiene – covering mouth and nose with bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- Stay at home and avoid going out unless it is absolutely necessary.
- If you cannot avoid going out, wear a full-size mask covering your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin. Try wearing a double mask, a surgical mask below and another cloth mask on top.
- Disinfect and sanitise high touch surfaces like tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- Ensure cross ventilation at home, open the windows in the house from time to time and avoid spending time in closed spaces.
- Stay positive and maintain a healthy lifestyle – exercise at home, eat healthily, drink more fluids.
- If you feel unwell, monitor your health. Be alert for symptoms like fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing, diarrhoea, tiredness, loss of smell and taste and other symptoms of COVID-19. If you notice these symptoms, isolate yourself and get tested for COVID-19 infection.
- Look out for the health and wellbeing of other family members and ask for support and help if required. If anyone has fever, cough, or difficulty in breathing, avoid any kind of exposure and immediately call the government helpline numbers: 1075 (Toll Free) | 011-23978046
- Get yourself and family members vaccinated against COVID-19 if eligible for vaccination.