Corona Virus. Covid-19. Self-Isolating.

Corona Virus. Covid-19. Self-Isolating.

Posted 18 March, 2020 at 10:00

Author Paul Robinson on behalf of Pronounce Media


As we get deeper into the Covid-19 (Corona Virus) pandemic, the UK government are recommending that anyone who is suffering from symptoms of this virus, IE sore throat, high temperature, fatigue, is to self-isolate. But what is self-isolation and what impact will it have on our lives.

The buzz word being thrown about at the moment is social distancing, and simply, this means avoiding physical contact with other people (something a lot of people have been doing since the invention of social media). If you have to self-isolate, then it does not mean being locked up 24/7 but to keep away from others. So when it comes to walking your dog, you can still do this, but avoid contact with others, getting out in the sun is a good way of revitalising your body, so if you have a garden, you can get that weeding done you have been putting off, or simply enjoy the fresh air.

Online shopping is also at your disposal, if you need milk, consider getting this delivered by the local milkman, supporting their business. And you can always take time out to binge watch those box-sets you have been meaning to.

The key point of self-isolation, is to avoid spreading the disease, so be sensible, avoid contact with others and follow the guidelines of disposing of used tissues, washing and sanitising your hands as well as using anti-bacterial cleaning agents on all surfaces.

If we all do our bit to ensure the containment of this disease, the less impact it is going to have on our country and its economy. It is likely that things are going to get much worse before it gets better, and at the present moment it is all about damage limitation. If you have concerns you can visit the 111 Website for advice at https://111.nhs.uk/ (This is recommended rather than phoning.) and keep up to date with news and daily bulletins.

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