12 Tips to Stay Prepared for COVID-19

Take these steps to limit the chances of being ill.

If you are at a greater risk of serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health condition, it is much more important that you take steps to minimise your chances of being ill.

  1. Make sure you have enough supplies.
  2. Take regular care to maintain a safe distance between yourself and others.
  3. When out in public, stay away from sick people, avoid close touch, and wash your hands often.
  4. As far as possible, stay away from people.
  5. Cruises and non-essential air transport should be avoided.
  6. If your population is experiencing a COVID-19 epidemic, stay at home as soon as possible to reduce your chances of being infected.
  7. Make sure you have enough equipment on board.
  8. Inquire with your healthcare provider about getting more required prescriptions to keep on hand in case a COVID-19 epidemic occurs in your area and you are forced to stay at home for an extended period of time.
  9. If you don't have access to additional prescriptions, try ordering them through the mail.
  10. To treat fever and other symptoms, make sure you have over-the-counter medications and medicinal supplies (tissues, etc.). Most people will be able to recover from COVID-19 at home.
  11. Have enough grocery and household products on hand to allow you to sit at home for an extended period of time.
  12. Take care on a regular basis Avoid coming into physical touch with sick people.

Take preventative measures on a daily basis:

  1. Hands should be cleaned often.
  2. Since blowing your nose, crying, or sneezing, or after being in a public spot, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  3. If you don't have access to soap or water, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  4. Avoid touching high-touch objects in public spaces as far as possible, such as elevator keys, door handles, handrails, and shaking hands with strangers. When you do hit something, cover your hand or finger with a towel or your sleeve.
  5. Since touching objects in public buildings, wash your hands.
  6. Avoid scratching your ears, nose, pupils, and other sensitive areas.
  7. To get rid of germs, clean and disinfect your home: Avoid crowds, particularly in poorly ventilated rooms, by cleaning regularly touched surfaces (for example, chairs, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks, and mobile phones). If there are people in the crowd who are ill, the chances of being exposed to respiratory viruses like COVID-19 can increase in crowded, closed-in environments with little air circulation.
  8. Stop any non-essential travel, including plane journeys, and cruise ships in particular.

If COVID-19 is circulating in your neighborhood, To further reduce the chances of contracting this new infection, take special precautions and keep a safe distance between yourself and others.

  • As far as possible, stay at home.
  • Consider how you can get food delivered to your home via family, social, or commercial networks.

If a COVID-19 epidemic occurs in your neighborhood, it could last for months. (An epidemic occurs when a significant number of individuals get ill at the same time.) Depending on the severity of the epidemic, public health officials may advise residents to take steps to reduce their risk of contracting COVID-19. 

These acts will help to delay the spread of disease and lessen its effects.

  1. Have a contingency in case you get ill.
  2. For more information about how to check your health for signs that may indicate COVID-19, talk to your doctor.
  3. Use the phone or email to communicate with others.
  4. When you become ill, you may need to seek assistance from relatives, family, neighbors, community health professionals, and others.
  5. Decide who will look after you if your caregiver becomes ill.