As the novel coronavirus persists, many regions around the world are under lockdown. A lot of us still have to step out of the house for essential errands. Since it’s not really possible to remain indoors at all times for a good many people, CarSwitch.com, an online marketplace for used cars in Sharjah, has compiled some ways to reduce the risk of transmission.
Wear a mask
Droplets are the main transmission route of COVID-19 and masks help prevent the spread. According to some studies, wearing a mask increases your defence against the virus fivefold when compared to no covering of any sort. Make sure the mask covers your nose and mouth completely and avoid touching it. Dispose it off when it becomes damp and use single-use masks only once.
Wash your hands frequently
You must combine it with frequent hand washing to lower the chances of transmission. Wash your hands for 20 seconds at least. Washing your hands frequently and practising good hygiene is one of the best ways to be safe.
Keep a distance
When you head out, keep a distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and other people. Some grocery stores and businesses have already enforced measures to ensure social distancing is being practised. However, in other places where no rules have been laid down, you will have to remain on your guard and maintain a safe distance from others yourself. If you maintain a distance, you can cut down the chances of the pathogen getting into your eyes, and nose and mouth.
It’s also a good idea to go outside during the off-peak hours and opt for a ventilated place if possible. If you meet someone outside, greet them from afar and avoid shaking hands or hugging them.
Opt for contactless payment
Since COVID-19 can live on objects and surfaces, it’s advised that you abandon or minimize the use of cash for now. In this day and age, this is no longer a problem. For physical signatures, you should start carrying your own pen.
Sanitize your car and home
The coronavirus doesn’t just spread from contact with other people, it can also spread through physical objects. Thus, when you reach home, it’s a good idea to disinfect your car and your house.