Transcript of How to stop the spread of COVID-19

This video is about what you can do to stop the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, is a virus that has made lots of people sick all around the world.

A virus is an illness or disease that can spread easily from one person to another person.

These are some of the things that you can do to help protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Wash your hands.

You should wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. You can also use hand sanitiser.

You should do this when you come home, after you use the bathroom and before you eat.

You should wash your hands after you cough or sneeze. Try to use a tissue or cough or sneeze into your elbow.

Clean the things that you touch a lot.

It’s also a good idea to clean things you and other people touch a lot like tables and doorknobs, keys and your phone.

Do this with a cloth and cleaning spray as often as you can – or ask someone else to clean it for you.

Try to stay 1.5 metres from other people. This is about two big steps away or two arms lengths. This is called physical distancing.

Physical distancing can be hard for people with disability. It’s OK if you can’t stay 1.5 metres away from carers and family and support workers because of your disability.

People who do not live with you and are providing you with care should wear a mask.

Get tested if you have symptoms.

You may need to be tested for COVID-19 if you feel sick.

The symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, scratchy or sore throat, cough, a runny nose, feeling short of breath, headache, loss of your sense of taste or loss of your sense of smell. If you have any of these symptoms you should get tested for COVID-19.

We have another video about what to do if you need to be tested for COVID-19.

Current as at: Friday 21 August 2020
Contact page owner: Health Protection NSW