Tips to adapt to living in a COVID World – the New Normal
If the beginning of 2021 has taught us anything, it is that COVID-19 is here to stay. We need to work together and adapt to living in a new normal world to ensure we keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. To help our families, clients and community members adjust to the new normal, we will be regularly sharing tips here.
Remember! We all have the power to limit the spread of COVID-19. Let’s keep working together to protect each other.
As restrictions ease, it is easy to forget that COVID-19 is still among us. However, it is important to know the facts to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
COVID-19 spreads primarily through close contact with someone who is infected, but it can also spread if you touch contaminated objects and surfaces. So if you touch something contaminated and then touch your face or another’s face, you may fall ill.
Reduce your risk of COVID-19 infection by following these simple steps:
- Clean your hands often
- Cough or sneeze into your bent elbow, not your hands
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Limit time spent in crowded places
- Avoid close contact with someone who is sick
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
Take changes a step at a time
We are living through a period of extraordinary change. Familiar routines involving work, school, exercise and weekend recreation can be disrupted suddenly if an outbreak occurs.
When these things happen, remember to take one step at a time and enjoy what each moment brings.
One question we hear is – can coronavirus survive in hot and humid climates? ☀️
From the evidence we’ve seen so far, COVID-19 can be transmitted in all areas, including environments that are hot and humid, or cold and dry. Regardless of the climate you live in, it’s important to follow precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
These include social distancing, washing your hands frequently or using hand sanitiser, abiding by government rules regarding gatherings, and covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow.
Remember to throw the tissue in the bin and wash your hands immediately afterwards.
Holiday in your own backyard
There is nothing like the excitement of an upcoming holiday and luckily for us, no matter where you are, there’s a spectular Australian destination waiting for you.
So why not plan a domestic trip. Not only will you help support our local economies as they cope with the decline from overseas and interstate travellers but there is more room for spontaneity in these uncertain times.
COVID-19 Quarantine – Do’s and Dont’s
If you were in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 or were in a hotspot, follow these quarantine Do’s and Don’ts to break the chain of COVID-19 transmission.
- Stay at home in a separate room to others. No visitors.
- Rest, hydrate and eat healthy foods
- Keep in touch with family and friends through social media, calls and text messages
- Monitor your health for symptoms including fever, cough and fatigue
If you develop symptoms, follow the Department of Health’s advise. If you have difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately.
- Go to work, school or university
- Go to religious gatherings or other places of worship
- Catch taxis, buses or any other public transport
- Participate in social or sports activities, family gatherings and weddings
- Share food, drinks, utensils or cups
- Go to cafes, restaurants, markets or other public places
Help stop the pandemic by getting vaccinated
The vaccination is an important tool to help us get back to normal and will give you the protection to go about your everyday lives. There are many reasons to get vaccinated such as:
– It offers you the best protection from COVID-19.
– It is a safer way to help build protection
– It will help STOP the pandemic
Remember, it is equally important that we continue to remain COVIDSafe.
Stay up to date with the latest progress, and to ensure your information is reliable, visit health.gov.au/covid19-vaccines
Stay tuned for our tips coming soon!