Learn How to Play a Part in Controlling the Spread of COVID-19

by Marshall Cavendish Education | Mar 30, 2020

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 and Sneezing

COUGHING OR SNEEZING
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue paper or bent elbow when coughing or sneezing.

Clean your Hand with Soap


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

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
Use a serving spoon when sharing food from a common dish.


Visit a doctor

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

Healthy Lifestyle

MAINTAIN A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Exercise regularly. Eat a balanced diet and get adequate rest.

Quarantine Order

QUARANTINE ORDERS
Enforcing strict home quarantine orders is required a Government level

Well Informed

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.

Temperature Screening


TEMPERATURE SCREENING

Executing temperature screening in public places, schools and workplaces

  • Besides temperature screening, non-essential large-scale events should be cancelled or deferred.



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