Since there is no vaccine for it now, prevention is the best cure for it. The following precautions can help to protect your home and family from COVID-19:
The most effective way of being protected from COVID-19 is to remain indoors as much as possible.
You should step out only in case of emergencies. Children below the age of 10 years and senior citizens must remain indoors during all time. Staying indoors helps to break the chain of transmission of the virus and slows the spread. You can ensure your safety and the safety of others by remaining indoors.
Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
If you must go out for buying groceries or other essentials, then ensure that you use suitable PPE.
You should cover your face with a mask that will help you stay protected from the virus. You can also use medical-grade gloves for additional protection. However, even while wearing gloves, you should ensure not to touch your face, eyes, or nose as it may lead to infection.
Maintain Complete Hygiene
When you return home from outside, leave your shoes outside. You should take a shower immediately after reaching home. Wash your clothes and keep a new set of clothes ready for changing.
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All other belongings like car keys, phone, accessories, etc. should be wiped clean with a good quality disinfectant. Never try to touch your pets or kids after immediately returning home without taking a bath and changing your clothes. If you feel like sneezing or coughing, do so using a tissue.
Dispose of the tissue and wash your hands immediately. You should regularly wash and sanitize your hands even while being indoors.
Practice Social Distancing
Whenever going out, you should follow strict social distancing. You should maintain at least 6 feet distance from others while being outside.
Try to avoid public toilets and other public utilities during these times.
Keep a Watch for COVID-19 Symptoms
It is important to keep a close watch for COVID-19 symptoms in your family.
If any family member has symptoms like cough, cold, fever, difficulty in breathing, etc. you should immediately contact your doctor. Though this list is not exhaustive, and the symptoms can be of generic flu also, it is pragmatic to get yourself tested for COVID-19.