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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection – How You Can Protect Yourself

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection – How You Can Protect Yourself

We have now been living with the Coronavirus named Covid-19, as well as several notable variants, for more than 18 months now. Although the signs do point towards us winning the battle, very slowly, and the fact that our lives are returning to some form of normality, we still need to do our party to protect ourselves and everyone else.

How Can You Protect Yourself?

The worst thing to do, most health experts would note, right now is to get complacent and neglect to do what many of us have been doing his far into the pandemic. Many of the rules and protective measures that have been in place since the start of the pandemic, it is wise to follow even now.

Let’s review some of the most common and important.

Get Vaccinated

Although vaccinations are really a personal choice and you are not likely to be fully protected in the sense you are risk-free of contracting Covid-19, it is still one of the strongest defences we have. The vaccines can reduce the severity of the virus if you did happen to get it after your second dose and your risk of death decreases significantly.

As well as helping to combat the virus and stop it from spreading and the severity of its impact, there are several other great benefits you can gain from being fully vaccinated.

For example, travel restrictions are being eased and attendance at some events that you would not have been able to go to before or during the earlier stages of the pandemic are possible for people with proof of full vaccination.

Wear a Mask

Although the rules about wearing a mask in England have changed recently, and it is no longer compulsory in a lot of places indoors, the advice is still that if you are still not fully vaccinated you should wear one.

While it’s generally the case that you don’t need to wear one in outdoor areas, if there are high numbers of cases in that area, it is a good idea to maintain social distance rules and wear a mask.

If you have a medical condition or are on medication that weakens your immune system, you may not have the level of protection from a full vaccination that others do. Therefore, you should continue to follow the same rules about wearing a mask if you were unvaccinated.

Follow Social Distancing Rules Where Possible

Again, as the rules have changed recently and many of the restrictions have been lifted, you may feel more at ease. However, it is a good idea, where possible, to exercise social distancing still. So, when you are outside your home, keep 2-metres between you and anyone who is not in your household. Even people who do not present any noticeable symptoms may still be carrying the virus and could infect you.

These rules are especially important to follow if you are considered at higher risk of becoming very sick if you are infected with Covid-19

Regularly Wash Your Hands

It was something of a mantra for the pandemic with lots of different organisations, experts and even celebrities encouraging us to wash our hands regularly. Nothing has really changed, even this far into the pandemic. One of the best ways of protecting yourself and others against the spread is by washing your hands regularly using soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds. This is especially important after or while you are in a public place or after you have sneezed, coughed, or blown your nose.

In situations where you do not have access to water and soap, it is recommended you use a hand sanitiser with an alcohol content of at least 60%.

Get Tested

Testing is still one of the best ways to control the spread of the virus. Therefore, whether you are fully vaccinated or not, you should still self-isolate and get tested if you think you have symptoms of Covid-19. If someone in your household, school or work develops symptoms or tests positive, you should get yourself tested.

Although things are improving, it is important to not become complacent. If in doubt, look to the Gov.uk or WHO website for further information about protecting yourself and others.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection – How You Can Protect Yourself

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The Antigen Test is used to determine whether you have the Covid-19 virus. This test works by searching for the pieces of the virus that your immune system recognises, the antigens.

It is especially helpful for screening acute, asymptomatic, and mild patients for identifying the Covid-19 infection.

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NB. You are not allowed to travel to the majority of destinations on the basis of your Covid-19 Antigen Test. If you are looking to travel please book your PCR Test and Fit to Fly Certificate.

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