06 March 2020 – Further recommendations and guidelines released on hygiene

This item is sourced from the CCCSL: CSH Covid-19 Control Strategies List co-ordinated by the Complexity Science Hub Vienna, Austria. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Intervention Categories: Education and awareness, Individual measures; Surveillance and response measures; Detecting and isolating cases; Tracing and quarantining contacts; Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing schools; Adapting or closing offices, businesses, institutions, and operations; Special populations
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: Further recommendations made, including: if a person has not had close contact with a sick person but only is a potential contact because they have stayed in places where there are Covid-19 cases, they are recommended to enter self-isolation. Contacts are advised to have health monitoring for 14 days after the last date of exposure and seek immediate health care if they show any symptoms, especially fever, temperature, breathing symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing or diarrhea. Contacts should consider self-isolation for 14 days at home – it is important that this person should not go to work, school, and public premises where many people are gathered. The first rule of isolation at home is: elderly people and children be separated from other family members. Use towels to disinfect surfaces and things, as often as possible, hygiene is essential and people should avoid touching their nose, mouth and eyes. While coughing use napkins and then thrown these away safely. Everyone should sleep in their own bed and use their own personal bathroom. Do not accept visits from relatives and friends at home. If you have pets remove them or after any contact with them wash your hands with water and soap. Monitor your symptoms. Call your doctor before visiting health care. Manage waste in the right way. Within the environments of health care institutions, strengthen practices of prevention of infection, especially in emergency services! Do not travel to areas with Covid-19 cases if you do not have to.
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