The growing concern and confusing as the worldwide pandemic of the COVID-19 Coranavirus continues is a worry for all of us.
However, there are simple steps we can take in our working day to protect ourselves and our workmates from catching the virus.
PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENE
One of the most effective ways to battle the coronavirus is the most simple, hot water and soap. Washing your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds helps to stop the spread of the virus.
Avoiding unnecessary contact with other people, such as shaking hands, can also help to stop the spread. Try to learn new habits and avoid touching your face, mouth and eyes.
CUT OUT UNNECESSARY TRAVEL
When holding meetings, it should be considered using videoconferencing if possible. If this is not possible, meetings should be held in open, ventilated areas.
Be wary and alert on your journey into work. Wash your hands when you enter work and when you get home at the end of the day.
HANDLE FOOD CAREFULLY
Do not share food with coworkers. It’s not a fun suggestion but unfortunately, the sharing of food can lead to the spread of germs and therefore viruses through unnecessary contact.
If you are preparing food, ensure you are washing your hands regularly and cleaning and sanitising work stations.
LISTEN TO MEDICAL ADVICE
Keep yourself informed and stay tuned to the latest advice. There is a lot of misinformation and fake news on coronavirus online but this a real problem and very serious.
Ensuring you know the best way to keep yourself healthy and avoid spreading the virus is going to be vitally important.