ALERT: COVID-19 – hygiene advice
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends some basic ways to protect against COVID-19 (formerly known as 2019 novel coronavirus). These include good hand hygiene and sneeze/cough hygiene:
- Washing your hands frequently with an alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
- When coughing and sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with your flexed elbow or a tissue. Then discard the tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
See the WHO website for more advice.