27 May 2020

Cleaning and hygiene tips to help keep the COVID-19 virus out of your home

Can you catch the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from food? How should I do laundry now? Mundane household tasks have turned into a source of uncertainty and anxiety as families grapple with getting the basics done all while keeping their loved ones safe and healthy. Widespread misinformation about the virus puts everyone at risk and adds to the…, Cleaning and hygiene tips to protect against COVID-19 , Cleaning and hygiene tips to help keep the COVID-19 virus out of your home, Personal hygiene, Simple hygiene measures can help protect your family’s health and everyone else's.  Don’t touch your face Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.  Don’t cough or sneeze into your hands  Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing. Dispose of used tissue immediately. Keep your distance  Maintain a distance of at…, Cleaning around the home, Cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces in your home regularly is an important precaution to lower the risk of infection.  Follow cleaning product instructions for safe and effective use, including precautions you should take when applying the product, such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation. Some national…, Cleaning clothes, It is currently unclear how long the COVID-19 virus can survive on fabric, but many items of clothing have plastic and metal elements on which it might live for a few hours to several days. Exercise caution and common sense. Good practices to consider include removing your shoes when you enter your home and changing into clean clothes when you…, Handling and preparing food, While at present there is no evidence of people catching the COVID-19 virus from food or food packaging, it may be possible that people can become infected by touching a surface or object contaminated by the virus and then touching their face.  The greater risk comes from being in close contact with other people while outside food shopping or…