We will have a support network in place for anyone in need of assistance for food, fuel or prescriptions in the coming weeks. Please spread the word to people who may need to avail of the help. Contact any member of the Asdee Community Development or John Pius Walsh if you need assistance.
It is crucial for everyone to be mindful of their duty of care to those most vulnerable to the virus, primarily the elderly, those with pre-existing conditions, and those in self-isolation. Please try to ensure their safety and that they are sufficiently stocked with food and supplies without needing to put themselves in harm’s way.
We have compiled a number of important points & graphics below made by the World Health Organisation to ensure public safety.
Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain social distancing
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain the virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Practice respiratory hygiene
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets spread the virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.