Preventing infection

The COVID19 virus spreads easily in large groups. It can be transmitted through hand contact, coughing and sneezing. Take responsibility for both yourself and others by following the advice below on personal hygiene and maintaining a physical distance from others.

  • Remember to maintain a physical distance from others.
  • Maintain rigorous hand hygiene, washing your hands thoroughly and often. Use sanitizer if you do not have access to soap and water.
  • Cough or sneeze into your arm – not your hands.
  • Avoid physical greetings such as handshaking, hugging and kissing.
  • Maintain strict hygiene both at home and at work.
  • Take particular care in places where many people are around. 
  • Remember that anyone can carry the infection and pass it on to others, even if you have no symptoms yourself.
  • Pay attention to any symptoms of illness that could indicate a corona infection, such as fever and coughing, and stay at home if in any doubt.

Hygiene at work

It is recommended that, wherever possible, people should work from home. If you have to be at your workplace in person, it is extremely important that cleanliness and hygiene are given highest priority in order to reduce the risk of infection.

Begin the day by washing your hands.  Cover your mouth if you cough or sneeze by coughing or sneezing into your arm, rather than into your hands. The more often you wash your hands, the better. The same applies to washing all surfaces – the more often the better.

If you use a tissue or handkerchief, whether disposable or not, it should be thrown away immediately and responsibly and you should then wash your hands again thoroughly.

Remember to sanitize/wash phones, keyboards, computers, desks and other surfaces to reduce the risk of infection.

The picture below highlights the recommendations about hygiene in the workplace