How can CQD help prevent against the Coronavirus?

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You are taking preventative actions in your workplace to protect against the inbound Coronavirus & have not yet had any contaminated areas.

You already have a confirmed case of Coronavirus in your workplace & require certified decontamination.

On the 31st of December 2019 China officially alerted the World Health Organization (WHO) of several flu-like cases in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province with a population of 11 million. One week later Chinese authorities officially identified the virus as the Coronavirus, which is a family of viruses including the common cold, SARS and MERS.

Fast forward to March 6th 2020 and you now have a tragic 3,380 deaths and over 100,000 confirmed cases. The Coronavirus, or specifically COVID-19, is something which we have all been advised not to panic about by both the UK Government and the WHO.

Now it is common knowledge that the death rate from the Flu is far higher than that of Coronavirus but the concern is not the number of deaths but rather the % of deaths as a result of contracting the illness. The Flu sees a death rate of around 0.1% in comparison to the coronavirus which is currently at around 2.3%.

However, the world must go on, we must still go to work and our children must still go to school. The current plan for the UK government is to slow down the spread of the virus until the summer months when the Hospitals are under less stress for respiratory illnesses and can cope more effectively.

With face mask wearing now being a part of our new normal, alongside social distancing and washing your hands more regularly with soap and water, it’s almost difficult to recollect a time before this particular strain of coronavirus, COVID-19.

How can I protect myself?

As the virus spreads largely through hand to face contact there are important measures you can undertake to protect people as well as yourself. The government and the centers for disease control and prevention, CDC, recommend that the best ways to lessen the spread are:

  • limiting person to person contact as much as possible, keeping a distance of 2 meters from others outside of your household.
  • carrying hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol concentration, for on the go hand disinfection.
  • wear a mask
  • clean and disinfect surfaces, especially doorknobs, keyboards, and communal kitchens and bathrooms.
  • coughing and sneezing into your elbow to lessen the spread as much as possible.

So what happens if I get the virus?

Current government guidelines state that you should first asses your symptoms. These would include a dry cough, high temperature and shortness of breath which is not too dissimilar to the Flu, with some patients also reporting headaches, a sore throat, abdominal pain and diarrhoea.

If you think you may have the Coronavirus, you have been to a country or area with a high risk of the virus or you’ve been in close contact with someone with Coronavirus you need to call 111 and not to go to a GP Surgery or Hospital. 111 will assess you over the phone and advise accordingly.

You have been asked to self-isolate, what does this mean?

If there’s a chance you could have Coronavirus, you have been told to self-isolate meaning you need to stay indoors and avoid contact with other people for 14 days.

Coronavirus do's and donts
Coronavirus do's and donts

What happens inside the body when you get the Coronavirus?

Treatment against the Virus

As much as officials are pulling resources together to develop a vaccine, there currently is no cure for COVID-19 which is contributing to it’s rapid spreading and high death rate.

Antibiotics do not help as they do not work against viruses and so current treatment is aimed at relieving symptoms while your bodyies immune system has time to fight the virus naturally.

Protecting against the Coronavirus

In an office environment:

At home:

  • Educate people you live with on how to avoid contracting the virus so they don’t bring it back into the home.
  • Wash hands regularly, especially before eating, after meeting someone, after using the toilet and after touching animals.
  • If you have a pet, such as a dog, try to prevent them from coming into close contact with other dogs.
  • Wash towels, bed sheets and clothes regularly.
  • Make sure you do all your washing up with extra hot, soapy water.
  • Clean surfaces more regularly and do so with antibacterial spray.
  • Always wash your hands and face when you first get home.
  • Keep your home well ventilated.
  • Cough into a tissue, then throw it away into a closed bin and wash your hands after.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Thoroughly cook food especially meat and eggs.

Ultimately, if you try to keep your hands washed regularly, avoid any unnecessary contact with people and animals, cough into a tissue and try to stay in well-ventilated areas, you are able to minimise your risks of contraction. If you find yourself in an office environment click here to read our 12 top tips for keeping it clean.

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