Reducing the risk of infection during the COVID-19 outbreak

Tips to reduce the risk of infection for you and your family

UNICEF/China/2015/Xia Yong

To help reduce the risk of infection and prevent coronavirus – an illness that causes respiratory problems – you and your family should follow these 5 tips.

UNICEF/China

Prevention Tips

Did you know your hands can carry infection even if they look clean?

Did you know your hands can carry infection even if they look clean?

✋🏽 If you don’t wash your hands with soap, you could be leaving deadly germs on them, potentially harming yourself and spreading them to the people you love.

👀 No matter how hard you look, you can’t see germs with your eyes. Wash your hands with soap to stay clean! 💧

One of the most effective and simple ways of helping to prevent the spread of #coronavirus is washing your hands.

One of the most effective and simple ways of helping to prevent the spread of #coronavirus is washing your hands. ✋🏽

If you have been coughing or sneezing, make sure to wash your hands immediately afterwards to keep you, your family and your friends safe from disease.💧

Remember to cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with the inside of your elbow to reduce the risk of infection.

Remember to cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with the inside of your elbow to reduce the risk of infection.

Parents Tips

A woman follows a child in a community in Beijing on 30 January 2020.

To help reduce the risk of infection and prevent coronavirus, it’s important that you and your children keep safe by taking some simple precautions that can reduce the risk of infection.

These include:

  • 💧 Washing hands frequently for 20 seconds with soap and water
  • 😷 Staying away from anyone coughing or sneezing
  • 👩‍⚕️ Going to the doctor if you or your children get a fever or flu-like symptoms
  • 🐖 Not touching animals at the market
Remember to cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with the inside of your elbow to reduce the risk of infection.

Help protect your children from potential exposure to #coronavirus by following these simple practices:

  • 💧 Remember – Wet, Rub, Rinse. Wet hands with water, rub with soap for 20 seconds and rinse.
  • 😷 Keep children away from anyone who is coughing or sneezing
  • 👩‍⚕️ Take your children to the doctor if they develop a fever or flu-like symptoms

Source: WHO 2020

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