As of Monday 2nd March 2020, 89,073 people have been infected by COVID-19 and 3048 people have lost their life.
As COVID-19 is spreading rapidly throughout all parts of the world, we must do what we can to prevent the spread. As no vaccination is available yet, good hygiene is the only method that can help prevent spread.
We believe that a campaign that was originally introduced in January 2011, to reduce the number of respiratory infections and also combat the rising numbers of Norovirus infections, can be pivotal in reducing the spread of COVID-19.
Catch It – Germs spread easily. Always carry tissues and use them to catch your cough or sneeze
Bin It – Germs can live for several hours on tissues. Dispose of your tissue as soon as possible.
Kill it – Hands can transfer germs to every surface you touch. Clean your hands as soon as you can.
What can you do?
- When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue
- Discard the tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water as soon as possible.
- Maintain at least 1-meter distance between yourself and other people, particularly those who are coughing, sneezing and have a fever
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Our hands touch many surfaces that can be contaminated with the virus. If you touch your eyes, nose or mouth with your contaminated hands, you can transfer the virus from the surface to yourself
- Clean the surfaces around you and other high touchpoints at least once a day with an effective disinfectant or disinfectant wipe.
- If you develop any flu like symptoms, please do not go to your GP or A&E, call 111 (UK only)
- If you are showing any symptoms, please self isolate yourself for 14 days
- If you are self-isolating, it is advised that you do not share a bathroom with anyone if possible. If this is not possible, please clean all horizontal surfaces with an effective disinfectant after every use