Social Distancing in coronavirus (COVID-19) is a non pharmaceutical measures used to prevent the transmission of a contagious disease. It is important because coronavirus (COVID-19) is most likely to spread from person-to-person via coughs or sneezing. This post point out the way how we can take precaution in home, public space, gatherings, social interaction as a responsibility.
What is Social Distancing:
Social distancing is a deliberately increasing the physical space between people to reduce transmission. It guides how to maintain space between yourself and other people outside of your home.
It is also called as physical distancing
In social distancing we need to maintain more than 1 meter (min 4 feet) distance between yourself and other person.
Why Social Distancing or Physical Distancing required?
As coronavirus (COVID-19) is most likely to spread from person-to-person via coughs or sneezing. When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close or less than 1 meter from the coughs or sneezing person, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
To reduce or avoid transmission social distancing or physical distancing require
Keep minimum 4 feet distance from any person to avoid the spreading.
Tips for Social distancing or physical distancing:
Stay aware of the latest information of coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and follow guidance from local and respective authorities where you live.
Choose work from home instead of office
Switch to online or electronic medium to connect with loved one
Avoid touching eye, nose and mouth
Avoid non essential use of public transport
Follow social distancing rule
What need to do to prevent the spread of viruses:
Wash your hand more often with soap and water minimum 20 second or use hand sanitiser
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hand
Avoid close contact
Cover your mouth, nose at the time of cough or sneeze
Throw used tissue in bin and wash your hand
Try to clean and disinfect
Social distancing at home:
To reduce the spread of germs:
Practice cover nose and mouth at the time of sneezing or cough
Avoid handshaking and touching
Regular disinfect yourself and surface
Avoid traveling or public transport. Click for travel advice
Avoid to go outside (except essential needs)
Do not hesitate to go to clinic, if you feels weakness and not-feeling well
Follow rules and guidance specified by local, medical and respective authorities etc.
Inform medical or respective authorities if your sick and isolation or self-quarantine
Social distancing at workplace (office):
Stay at home if you are sick
Stop handshaking or greetings
Hold meeting or conference via online or phone call
Maintain social distancing (minimum 3 feet from other person)
Take lunch at your desk only
Try to avoid touch to surface, eyes, nose and mouth
Do regular disinfect yourself
Promote hygiene during food preparation
Inform higher or respective authorities if found irresponsible activities or not following social distancing
Visit official website for more updated information
Follow the guideline and outline of respective authorities
Take care of yourself and elder person
Practice hygiene around you and socially
Self monitor and loved person
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