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Protect Yourself and Others by HSE

Social distancing

Social distancing is important to help slow the spread of coronavirus.  It does this by minimising contact between potentially infected individuals and healthy individuals. Some of the things you can do:

  • keep a space of 2 metres (6.5 feet) between you and other people
  • reduce interactions with people outside the workplace and home
  • reduce the number of people you meet every day
  • avoid communal sleeping areas
  • avoid crowded places
  • work from home if possible

Help slow the spread of coronavirus

How to protect yourself and others from coronavirus

Follow this advice as strictly as possible and encourage others to follow this advice too. THINGS TO DO:

  • Wash your hands properly and often.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough and sneeze.
  • Put used tissues into a bin and wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid close contact with people – keep a distance of 2 metres (6.5 feet) between you and others.
  • Avoid crowded places, especially indoors.
  • Follow the travel advice from the Department of Foreign Affairs.
  • Stay at home if you are sick to help stop the spread of whatever infection you may have.

Don’t: Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean. Do not share objects that touch your mouth – for example, bottles, cups. Do not shake hands.

Wash your hands properly and often You should wash your hands:

  • after coughing or sneezing
  • before and after eating
  • before and after preparing food
  • if you were in contact with someone who has a fever or respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing)
  • before and after being on public transport or in a crowd (especially an indoor crowd)
  • when you arrive and leave buildings, including your home or anyone else’s home
  • if you have handled animals or animal waste
  • before having a cigarette or vaping
  • if your hands are dirty
  • after toilet use

Keep your hands in good condition, moisturise them often. Any basic product that is not perfumed or coloured is OK. Do not wear gloves instead of washing your hands. The virus gets on them in the same way it gets on your hands. Also, your hands can get contaminated when you take them off. Source: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/protect-yourself.html           

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