Good practices are a way of doing something that is seen as a very good example of how it should be done and can be copied by other companies or organizations and individuals. Good practice relating to Covid-19 can be divided into 5 key focus areas when combating the challenges posed by Covid-19, these key areas are;
- Hand washing technique
- Correct mask use
- Utilising space and understanding why
- Fact checking and identifying mis/disinformation
- Covid-19 Vaccines Facts
These practices are not the only methods to keep us safe but widely established as the most effective way of staying safe from Covid-19. Here are some examples of good practice information regarding Covid-19.
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Good practices on how to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus (COVID-19)
While there are cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK, there is a risk you can catch it or pass it on. You could still catch or spread it even if you’re fully vaccinated or have had the virus before.
How COVID-19 is spread
- COVID-19 is spread through close contact with people who have the virus. People with the virus can spread it even if they do not have symptoms.
- When someone with the virus breathes, speaks, coughs or sneezes, they release small droplets containing the virus.
- You can catch COVID-19 if you breathe in these droplets or touch surfaces covered with droplets.
- The risk of catching COVID-19 is highest indoors and in crowded places.
Good practices you can do to help stop the spread of COVID-19
There are things you can do to reduce your risk of catching the virus or spreading it to other people.
- get vaccinated against COVID-19 – find out how to book your COVID-19 vaccine
- meet people outside if possible
- open doors and windows to let in fresh air if meeting people inside
- limit the number of people you meet and avoid crowded places
- wear a face covering when it’s hard to stay away from other people – particularly indoors or in crowded places
- wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitiser regularly throughout the day