To prepare yourself and your family as COVID-19 spreads in your community here are few steps that you can follow:
Find Local Information
Search for local information around your city on COVID-19 and local trends on where are COVID-19 cases being treated. Most of the countries have a national coronavirus helpline for medical advice.
What to do if symptomatic
Observe the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if symptomatic:
Stay home when you are sick
Call your Doctor’s Clinic in advance for medical advice before you visit
Stay away from your community
Limit visitors at your place
Take Steps for those at Higher Risk
Additional measures like social distancing, self isolation and good hygiene should be taken by people :
At higher risk and who are vulnerable
Above the age of 60 Years
Have respiratory conditions, Diabetes, Pneumonia or any other chronic disease.
Protect yourself & your Family
Educate your family and Implement strategy to prevent illness. Stay home when sick, Wash hands more often, respiratory etiquette. Clean your house and surfaces with some disinfectant.
Create an emergency Household Plan
Create an emergency household plan.In case of illness in the household or disruption and distress in the neighbourhood.
Make sure you have at least a two week supply of food and other essential items along with prescription drugs and over the counter medications.Find out the ways how you can get food delivered at home if required.
Communicate and establish ways to keep in contact with family, friends and your work.
Develop plans about working from home, phone calls and internet facilities. Consider cancelling or rescheduling any events.
If your child goes to childcare or school, communicate with them and work on arrangements with them
Stay Informed and listen to the news regularly
Stay abreast of what's happening around and about national operations and listen to the news regularly so that you can make required changes and plan ahead.
Coronavirus Helpline numbers can be found on few of the links mentioned below:
United Arab Emirates (UAE) :
United Kingdom (UK)