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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Travel advice for the general public

What precautions should I take during travel?

During travel, everyone should clean hands frequently, cough or sneeze into a bent elbow or tissue, and try to maintain a physical distance of at least one metre from others. Travelers should follow the recommendations of the travel authorities regarding policies in the airport and of the airline for the flight.

Date - 17 Nov 2020

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Food businesses

How can food businesses remain safe from virus contamination?

The main priority is to keep the virus out of the food environment. Several key measures are required including upgrading of cleaning and sanitation measures, disinfecting surfaces and high-touch points, educating staff on the virus and how to protect themselves and others, reinforcing protocols such as physical distancing, hand washing...

Date - 14 Nov 2020

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Small public gatherings

Any decision to hold an event during the COVID-19 pandemic, no matter how large or small, should rely on a risk-based approach. WHO has provided guidance on how such a risk-based approach can be taken. This Q&A is focused on small, non-professional gatherings and events (i.e. birthday parties, children’s football games, family occasions).

Date - 10 Nov 2020

Travelling with your family during COVID-19 - Tips and advice for protecting your family when you’re away from home.

How should we prepare to travel together as a family?

If you do choose to travel, check for any travel restrictions, stay-at-home orders, quarantining and testing requirements in your local area and all places you’re planning to visit (check websites of Ministries of Health, Ministries of Foreign Affairs and local health authorities). Keep in mind, these policies may change with little advance notice and your travel plans may be disrupted.

Date - 07 Oct 2020

COVID-19 and masks: Tips for families

Masks help stop the COVID-19 virus from spreading, but that doesn’t make them easy to introduce to children, as many parents have been discovering.

The practice of wearing a mask to reduce the transmission of germs has a long history in some countries. But for many families, 2020 will be remembered as the first time putting on a mask. 


Date - 24 Sept 2020

Fact or fiction: How much do you know about COVID-19?

As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreads, so is misinformation. Knowing the facts is key to being properly prepared and protecting yourself and your loved ones against the virus. 

Test how much you know about the virus and please help us tackle misinformation by sharing this quiz with your family, friends and colleagues.

Date - 16 Sept 2020

Staying safe outside during COVID-19
- Tips for your family on how to safely enjoy spending time outdoors.

How can my family safely spend time outside together?

Staying physically active is one of the best ways every member of the family can keep their minds and bodies healthy. By taking some key steps, you can help your family minimize the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

When planning outings, try to avoid peak times and crowded settings and take routes that are less congested wherever possible.

Date - 3 Sept 2020

Returning to work after lockdown – A programme for safe return

5 step process to safer work place:

  1. You have carried out a COVID-19 Risk Assessment and have shared the results with the people who work in your organisation

  2. You have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with government/NHS guidance

  3. You have taken all reasonable steps to help people work from home

  4. You have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance in the workplace

  5. Where people cannot be 2m apart, you have done everything practical to manage the transmission risk

Date - 20 Aug 2020

The new normal: How to stay healthy in a Corona virus world

As the world continues to open up following lockdowns across the globe, you may be left wondering what to do next, or how to carry on.

Should you continue to stay home as much as possible, return to all types of social interactions or is it safest to only socialise in outdoor settings, such as a park or the beach?

Date - 13 July 2020

Is it possible to be reinfected with the novel coronavirus?  

Reinfection is always a possibility with a viral infection, particularly if you have a subclinical infection and don’t mount much of an immune response against it. Reinfection is also possible within the window after the first infection and before you develop antibodies. 

Date - 13 July 2020

Drinking alcohol does not protect you against COVID-19 and can be dangerous

Alcohol can weaken your immune system. The harmful use of alcohol increases your risk of health problems.

Date - 03 July 2020

Most People Who Get COVID-19 Recover From it

Most people who get COVID-19 have mild or moderate symptoms and can recover thanks to supportive care. If you have a cough, fever and difficulty breathing seek medical care early - call your health facility by telephone first. If you have fever and live in an area with malaria or dengue seek medical care immediately.

Date - 01 July 2020

Can Shoes Your Spread the COVID-19 Virus?

The likelihood of COVID-19 being spread on shoes and infecting individuals is very low. As a precautionary measure, particularly in homes where infants and small children crawl or play on floors, consider leaving your shoes at the entrance of your home. This will help prevent contact with dirt or any waste  that could be carried on the soles of shoes.

Date - 28 June 2020

If You've Been Exposed to the Coronavirus

As the new coronavirus spreads across the globe, the chances that you will be exposed and get sick continue to increase. If you've been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or begin to experience symptoms of the disease, you may be asked to self-quarantine or self-isolate. What does that entail, and what can you do to prepare yourself for an extended stay at home?

Date - 28 June 2020

What To Do If You Think You Have Coronavirus

Now that the Corona Virus outbreak has affected people in more than 100 countries, awareness of COVID-19 is at an all-time high, making people across the globe wonder if their latest sniffle could be a symptom...

Date - 27 June 2020

What happens to your Body & Brain in Quarantine

Now that it’s day who-even-knows-anymore in the Corona Virus pandemic, and the initial shock of it all is starting to wear off, you might find yourself distracted by a barrage of mental and physical...

Date - 26 June 2020

Risk Of Catching Coronavirus Inside vs. Outside

We’re arguably spending more time indoors than ever during the coronavirus pandemic. And with summer coming, we’re likely going to seek reprieve from the heat with air...

Date - 25 June 2020

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