Covid-19 has changed the world we live in, and taking precautions against airborne health risks has become more important than ever. It is essential that we learn how to protect ourselves from deadly viruses such as Covid-19.
THE USE OF MASKS
The Government and The World Health Organisation have strongly advised the use of masks when going outside and going to the shops. With the continued spread of Covid-19, even outdoor activities and exercise have become compromised. You need to ensure that the mask you have will keep you safe, however, that does not mean you should have to compromise on comfort.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF MASKS
- Surgical Masks: surgical masks are used by medical staff to prevent their patients from getting infected if they are unwell without knowing. The mask will catch any bacteria droplets that come from the mouth and nose.
- Cloth Masks: cloth masks are easily accessible and available in a wide array of colors and patterns. These are reusable, so you can buy one and use it again and again. While it is an affordable option, some cloth masks have come under scrutiny for not being as protective as surgical masks.
- Masks with innovative technology: athletes, joggers, and walkers alike have begun to find innovative ways to ensure that their mask does the job as well as being comfortable and practical. The experts at MASKFONE have developed a mask that makes taking calls and listening to music safer. As with a Maskfone you don’t have to keep taking off your mask, reducing your likelihood of catching any airborne viruses.
Whatever mask you end up using, test out its effectiveness with the ‘candle test’. To do this, you have to put your chosen mask on and see if you can blow out a candle. If you can blow it out, then your mask is not safe. You can learn more about the candle test here.
KEEP YOUR DISTANCE
The best thing you can do is to avoid people as much as reasonably possible. When you are out and about, firstly, you should always wear a mask, secondly, if you want to increase your protection further then you have to keep a distance away from others. Try to do as much of your shopping online and avoid places that are likely to be crowded. If you want to know more on the specifics of how you should be distancing, check out the information on Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
WASH YOUR HANDS REGULARLY
This one is fairly self-explanatory, however, despite it being simple, its importance should not be underestimated. We touch our faces all the time without even knowing. If you have something on your hand without knowing and go to touch your face, then you can very easily contract a contagious disease.
The most effective way to stay safe during these troubling times is to put all three protective measures into use at the same time. Don’t think of it as an either-or situation, as these measures are most effective when combined.