Updated: May 20, 2020
Many people are worried about the coronavirus, SAR CoV-2 and the COVID-19 disease. Many are searching for means of protecting themselves. Many misconceptions have also emerged. The main means of preventing the disease, for now, is to avoid getting in contact with the virus and this is by social distance and good hygiene practices. People are encouraged to stay at home and only go outside for food, and health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home). If you go out, stay 1.5 to 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times and wash your hands as soon as you get home and as often as possible. Wash your hands frequently. Do not touch your eye, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. It is not helpful to meet others just for social purposes, do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.