During this pressing time, it’s important to not overlook the simple things – to this sentiment this post will offer you 4 things you can do yourself or encourage your employees to do in order to reduce the chances of contracting COVID-19.
Let’s jump straight into it…
1. Social distancing
Yes, it has to make the list and yes, I know you’re already very aware of social distancing by this point. However, it is critical to have a minimum of 80% compliance. At the end of the day, we are empowered and can determine the severity of COVID-19. The image below indicates the power of effective social distancing.
2. Take a shower/bath when you return home from an outing
At this stage, it’s important to acknowledge you should certainly only be leaving home if you must. However, for whatever reason you do venture outside the virus can actually attach itself to hair and clothing, so it is important upon returning home that you don’t lay on your bed or put your head on a pillow that your face might come into contact with. The best thing you can do is put clothes in the wash (any detergents will kill the virus) and hop straight in the shower.
3. Wipe-down high touch items often
When is the last time you wiped your phone or keyboard with bacterial wipes? If you haven’t, the chances of contracting the virus will be significantly higher. In an office space make sure you wipe down solid & metal surfaces – the virus can survive on these non-porous surfaces much longer than other surfaces. Just a few examples include Keyboards, mouse, touch screen devices, handles, controllers and handrails are a great place to start. If you CLICK HERE you can get access to SGA’s Online Training on preventing a COVID-19 outbreak! The Training is FREE and developed especially to help mitigate risk of COVID-19 spreading further.
4. Wash your hands every 20 minutes with foaming soap
Washing your hands often is an easy way to reduce your chances of both contraction and transmission. I know, it’s extremely difficult to not touch your face, which is why it’s imperative to have clean hands when you subconsciously scratch that itchy nose or rub your eyes. Wash your hands with foaming soap every 20 mins, this is one of the most effective preventative measures at current.
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