You should only leave your home to:
- shop for essential food and household goods.
- Attend medical appointments, collect medicine or other health products.
- Care for children, older people or other vulnerable people – this excludes social family visits.
- Exercise outdoors – within 2 kilometres of your home and only with people from your own household – keeping 2 metres between you and other people.
- Travel to work if you provide an essential service – be sure to practice social distancing.
Wash your hands frequently
“wash your hands with soap and water as often as you hear the word Covid.” Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Practice respiratory hygiene
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and #COVID-19.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.