What are some of the good practices to adhere to control the spread of viruses such as COVID-19?
Check out some of the good practices adapted from Marshall Cavendish Education's Mini Science Encycolepdia 8th Education!
COUGHING OR SNEEZING
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue paper or bent elbow when coughing or sneezing.
CLEAN YOUR HANDS OFTEN
- Wash your hands with soap or use a hand sanitiser if soap is unavailable
- Regular handwashing provides more protection from COVID-19 than wearing gloves
- Avoid contact with your face with unwashed hands
WEAR A MASK IF YOU ARE UNWELL
If you are unwell, wear a surgical mask to avoid infecting others
- The proper steps to wear a mask are to wash your hands thoroughly first, cover nose and mouth until it is air-tight and avoid touching the mask when wearing it
- Replace the mask when it is damp
- Do not reuse single-use mask.
USE A SERVING SPOON
Use a serving spoon when sharing food from a common dish.
VISIT A DOCTOR IF YOU ARE UNWELL
Do not go to school or work until you are well
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Do not doctor hop
- Practise social distancing by maintaining distance with others especially if COVID-19 is reported in your community
MAINTAIN A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Exercise regularly. Eat a balanced diet and get adequate rest.
Enforcing strict home quarantine orders is required a Government level
KEEPING THE PUBLIC WELL-INFORMED
- Singapore uses a colour-coded framework known as 'Disease Outbreak Response System Condition' (DORSCON) to provide information on the current disease situation and guideline to reduce impact of infection
- Easy access to information from multiple Singapore government websites.
Executing temperature screening in public places, schools and workplaces
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- Besides temperature screening, non-essential large-scale events should be cancelled or deferred.