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How Can I Protect Myself From Covid-19?

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Published 18/02/2021
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By now, we’ve all become used to living in a Coronavirus world. The last 12 months is unlike anything we’ve ever experienced, but over time it has indeed become normal for the time being.

With the vaccine rollout across the UK moving fast and people turning one eye towards the seemingly imminent easing of restrictions, it can be easy to become more relaxed to the dangers of the disease. But it’s also important to take some simple preventative steps to help you avoid catching Coronavirus.

In today’s blog, I’m going to be looking into that very question: how can I protect myself from Covid-19?

Hands, Face, Space: How to protect yourself from Coronavirus

Hands, Face, Space has been the official UK Government guidelines for the majority of the pandemic. It focuses on – you guessed it – your hands, your face and the space around you.

When it comes to your hands, this is one of the ways which the Coronavirus is passed from person to person. Washing your hands regularly for 20 seconds is a key way in combating the spread of the disease – along with making sure you don’t catch it yourself.

Next is face. At the start of the pandemic, one of the main pieces of advice given to the public was to try and avoid touching your face, as the main 3 ways you can catch Coronavirus is through touching your eyes, mouth or nose.

However, as the pandemic has gone on, the official guidance has been extended to recommend (and in some cases mandate) the wearing of protective face masks over your nose and mouth. This is both to stop you catching the disease, but more so to stop you passing it on if you already have it and don’t realise.

Finally, space. Again, Government advice has varied on the exact amount of space you should try and keep between yourself and others, as we have learnt more and more about Covid as the year has passed.

It’s important to try and keep at least one metre – preferably two – between yourself and others, which significantly reduces the risk you have of both catching and passing on the disease.

It’s nice to think that in 6 months’ time, Coronavirus will well and truly be in the rear view mirror, but we’re not quite there yet, so it’s important to stay aware and keep yourself safe whenever you can.

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