During this COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for the public to equip with the latest developments about the disease and to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has developed a list of advices for the public on this pandemic. These materials are regularly updated based on new scientific findings as the epidemic evolves. You may click on the link below to find out more information about it.
Keep up to date with this information here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/ibuprofen-use-and-covid19coronavirus
For information on how to wash your hands correctly: https://www.who.int/gpsc/clean_hands_protection/en/
If you are self-isolating, you must:
- Not leave your home for any reason, other than to exercise once a day – but stay at least 2 metres (3 steps) away from other people
- Not go out to buy food or collect medicine – order them by phone or online, or ask someone else to drop them off at your home
- Not have visitors, such as friends and family, in your home
You can use your garden, if you have one.
Find out more about coronavirus protection strategies here: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html
We all react and cope with stressful situations differently. During this outbreak it is important we are extra cautious of the wellbeing of ourselves and those around us. Advice on coping with stress and anxiety for a range of people from parents and those released from quarantine can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html
- 70% Ethyl alcohol to disinfect reusable dedicated equipment (e.g. thermometers) between uses
- Sodium hypochlorite at 0.5% (equivalent 5000ppm) for disinfection of frequently touched surfaces in homes or healthcare facilities
For more information on infection prevention and control for health care workers: https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-on-infection-prevention-and-control-for-health-care-workers-caring-for-patients-with-suspected-or-confirmed-2019-ncov
Containing the spread of COVID-19: Advice from Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana
- Hands are one of the most common ways that COVID-19 spreads from one person to the next.
- Like other viruses it is believed that COVID-19 spreads through droplets released from an infected person containing the virus which gets into your body through your eyes, nose, or throat.
- One of the cheapest, easiest, and most important ways to kill the virus and prevent further spread is to wash your hands diligently and frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds.
- Use an alcohol-based hand rub if soap and water are not available.
- The diagrams below demonstrate the proper way of performing hand washing and hand rubbing.