What is Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory infections. These can range from the common cold to more serious diseases.
COVID-19 is a disease caused by a new form of coronavirus. It was first reported in December 2019.
Please visit or contact the medical centre if you think you might have those symptoms:
shortness of breath
You can prevent those symptoms by medical supplements and keep your hygiene as best as you can.
HOW IT SPREADS
The virus can spread from person to person through:
close contact with an infectious person (including in the 24 hours before they had symptoms)
contact with droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze
touching objects or surfaces (like doorknobs or tables) that have droplets from an infected person, and then touching your mouth or face
COVID-19 is a new disease, so there is no existing immunity in our community. This means that COVID-19 could spread widely and quickly.
How to Protect Yourself
Everyone must practise good hygiene to protect against infection and prevent the virus spreading.
When you practise good hygiene you:
cover your coughs and sneezes with protective mask
wash your hands often with soap and water
use alcohol-based hand sanitisers
avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
clean and disinfect frequently used surfaces such as benchtops, desks and doorknobs
clean and disinfect frequently used objects such as mobile phones, keys, wallets and work passes