Social distancing for Coronavirus
Social distancing is a public health safety intervention used to reduce the likelihood of transmitting communicable diseases. It involves minimum exposure to infected individuals by avoiding large public gathering venues, adhering to spacing requirements, it is a set of nonpharmaceutical infection control actions intended to stop or slow down the spread of a contagious disease. The objective of social distancing is to reduce the probability of contact between persons carrying an infection, and others who are not infected, so as to minimize disease transmission, morbidity and ultimately, mortality, morbidity and ultimately, mortality.
Maintain social distancing is the physical and psychological effect of social distancing which involves reducing close contact with other people and it’s an effort to help stop the spread of the diseases. (also called physical distancing).
Some point that we can maintain social distancing:
With the help of this thing we can stop the spread of dangerous disease and safe our self and other also.
Steps for social distancing in public:
- Stay at home and only go out if it is absolutely essential
- Keep 1.5 meters away from others
- Avoid physical greetings such as handshaking, hugs and kisses
- Use online or card payment instead of cash payment
- Travel at quiet times and avoid crowds
- Avoid public gatherings and at-risk groups like older people
- Practice good hygiene
Steps for social distancing in all homes include:
- Keeping visitors to a minimum.
- Regularly disinfecting surfaces that are touched a lot, such as tables, kitchen benches, hand rails and doorknobs.
- Increasing ventilation in the home by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning.
If someone in your household is sick, you should:
- Care for the sick person in a single room, if possible.
- Keep the door to the sick person’s room closed. If possible, keep a window open.
- Wear a surgical mask when you are in the same room as the sick person. The sick person should also wear a mask when other people are in the same room.
- Protect at-risk family members by keeping them away from the sick person. At-risk people include those aged over 65 years or people with a chronic illness. If possible, find them somewhere else to live while the family member is sick.
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Steps for social distancing in the workplace include:
- Stop shaking hands to greet others.
- Consider cancelling non-essential meetings. If needed, hold meetings via video conferencing or phone call.
- Put off large meetings to a later date.
- Hold essential meetings outside in the open air if possible.
- Promote good hand, sneeze and cough hygiene.
- Provide alcohol-based hand rub for all staff.
- Eat lunch at your desk or outside rather than in the lunch room.
- Regularly clean and disinfect surfaces that many people touch.
- Open windows or adjust air conditioning for more ventilation.
- Limit food handling and sharing of food in the workplace.
- Avoid non-essential travel.
- Promote strict hygiene among food preparation (canteen) staff and their close contacts.
Keep in touch with others with digital platform
You can still keep in touch with loved ones while you practice social distancing:
- Use video chats.
- Make phone calls to people you would normally catch up with in person
- Use online groups to interact.
- Chat with neighbors while keeping 1.5 meters apart.
- Look after your mental health.
Doctor’s advice for handwashing and respiratory hygiene
There are general principles you can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
- washing your hands more often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer when you get home or into work, when you blow your nose, sneeze or cough, eat or handle food.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who have symptoms.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin and wash your hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.
Difference between social distancing and a quarantine
Quarantine is the manner upon which someone who is infected with contagious disease or viral infection is isolated from the general populous to prevent further spread and contamination. Physical contact with even family members are not allowed.
Social distancing is to continue with your life as normal as possible whilst avoiding large gatherings of people and not sitting, standing or generally being too close to others when outside or at home if you were thinking of inviting guests over.
Please take SOCIAL DISTANCING seriously. It’s the only thing which can help the situation.