With the COVID-19 outbreak, health care professionals are urging people to refrain from touching their face.
There’s no question it’s easier said than done.
From picking objects up to turning knobs, we’re touching surfaces contaminated with pathogens.
These pathogens can be picked up by our hands and get into the body through the face (eyes, nose, and mouth) that act as pathways to the throat and lungs.
Follow these simple tips to prevent the spread of the virus:
- Wash your hands with soap and water. Wash them for at least 20 seconds, and help young children do the same. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Viruses that cause colds can enter your body this way and make you sick
- Practise social distancing. Keep at least 1-metre distance between anyone, especially when you’re in public places.
If you have the following symptoms, call 000 for urgent medical help:
- Sore throat
- Fatigue, and
- Difficulty breathing
We can all help to slow the spread of COVID-19. Watch this video for more information on protecting yourself.
At EK Dental Surgery, we take measures on safeguarding all our staff and patients, while at the same time, ensuring that high-quality dental services continue to deliver and provide optimum oral health to those in need.
If you have any concerns, do not hesitate to call us on (03) 9887 8787.