Coronavirus Prevention – How to Take Care of Yourself and Your Family

The World Health Organisation has declared coronavirus pandemic. As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread worldwide it is wise to prepare for it. There are basic steps that will help you reduce your risk of getting sick or infecting others.

Here’s what you can do:

Wash your hands 

Cover coughs and sneezes

Clean and disinfect your home

Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. Clean the surfaces first with a detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection

Getting sick

If you feel sick stay home and call the designated number. Read more about what to do if you are sick

At-risk groups and coronavirus

It is likely you are more at risk if you catch coronavirus and you:

Symptoms of coronavirus

It can take up to 14 days for symptoms of coronavirus to appear.

The main symptoms to look out for are:

Other symptoms are fatigue, headaches, sore throat, aches and pains.

For more information on coronavirus please check HSE website