10 things you need to know if you get COVID-19

Each of us has a role to play to minimise the spread of the virus. If you or a family member get the virus, here are 10 things you need to know if you contract COVID 19.

10 steps to beat COVID-19 if you catch it

  1. Stay home except to see your doctor.
  2. Stay in a separate room from the people and animals in your home.
  3. Call your doctor before you go to see them.
  4. Wear a face mask when you are around other people.
  5. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or a flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze and remember to safely and promptly discard all used tissues
  6. Wash your hands thoroughly and often with soap and running water.
  7. Avoid sharing personal household items.
  8. Clean all surfaces, especially ones that you touch every day.
  9. Monitor your symptoms and call a doctor or ER24 if you start feeling worse.
  10. Stay home until your doctor says it's safe to go out again.

What shouldn't you do? The following measures are not effective against COVID-19 and can harm your progress:

  1. Smoking
  2. Wear a used mask: always ensure the mask you are going to use has not been worn and is clean
  3. Taking antibiotics
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