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Slowing the spread

How coronavirus is spread

Coronavirus (COVID-19) can spread through close contact and droplets including:

  • touching people or surfaces
  • touching door handles and phones
  • coughs and sneezes.

How to reduce the spread of coronavirus

You can reduce the spread of the virus by doing the following:

  • stay at home if you are sick
  • wash your hands with soap and water before you eat and after coughing and sneezing
  • cover coughs and sneezes by:
    • using a tissue
    • using your upper sleeve or elbow
  • throw used tissues in the bin
  • avoid close contact with people - practise physical distancing
  • don't smoke
  • take medications.

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