Ways to reduce your risk of coronavirus

• Wash hands often with soap and running water, for at least 20 seconds. Dry with paper towel or hand dryer.

• Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth.

• Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow.

• Isolate yourself at home if you feel sick. If you take medication ensure you have adequate supplies.

• Phone your doctor (GP) first if you need medical attention. They will tell you what to do.

• Continue healthy habits: exercise, drink water, get plenty of sleep, and now is the time to quit smoking. Call the Quitline 137 848.

• Don’t wear a face mask if you are well.

• Buy an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with over 60 per cent alcohol.

• Get the flu shot (now available)

• Avoid shaking hands.

REF: betterhealthchannel

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