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Everywhere we turn at the moment, the word “Coronavirus” is on show, the news, social media even the empty shelves in the local Asda are inadvertently screaming the dreaded word.
I must admit, that when it first came about… I didn’t take it seriously and thought it would be one of those “here today, gone tomorrow” kind of epidemics but here we are, a few months later and it is getting rather scary. Although many reports confirm that children are less likely to become affected it is still important to keep the risks minimal. It is not unheard of to pass illnesses on to elderly relatives without realising, we have the virus.
How coronavirus is spread
Because it’s a new illness, we still do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person.
Similar viruses are often spread through cough droplets.
It’s very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food.
The symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a cough
- a high temperature
- shortness of breath
But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness.
The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.
Here are some tips on protecting your family at home from Coronavirus;
Wash Hands with soap and Water for at Least 20 seconds
Wash hands for a minimum of 20 seconds with soup and water, wash hands after the bathroom, before eating and at regular intervals throughout the day. 20 seconds may not sounds like long but when it comes to toddlers 20 seconds can feel like a lifetime. Put a timer by the sink or sing 2 choruses of Happy Birthday whilst washing hands.
Cover Coughs and Sneezes with a Tissue
No more coughing in to hands or sleeves, doing this can spread germs very quickly. Keep a tissue on you and your children at all times and use a tissue when it comes to sneezing and coughing to stop germs spreading. Remember the words Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.
Clean Frequently Touched Surfaces and Objects Daily
Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily viruses daily. Think about kitchen sides, light switches, door handles and floors. Use recommended cleaners.
Leave Coats at Shoes in the Porch or By the Front Door
Our shoes and coats gather germs as we go about our daily lives, so when you get home remove coats and shoes upon entering the home and leaving these items in the porch or a cupboard until you are heading out again.