5. INFORMATION AND TRAINING
Constant re-enforcement is important as staff do become complacent with regard to social distancing, sanitising, the wearing of face masks and hand sanitization.
(ANNEXURE C and ANNEXURE D)
7. HOW DOES COVID-19 SPREAD?
8. HOW DO WE MITIGATE THESE RISKS?
9. HAND HYGIENE I AS PER WORLD HEALTH GUIDELINES
Hand hygiene includes:
10. WEARING MASKS
USE OF CLOTH FACE-MASKS BY MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN SOUTH AFRICA DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Cloth face-masks are recommended as part of respiratory hygiene or etiquette which also includes coughing and sneezing into a bent elbow or a tissue (with proper disposal of the tissue)
Surgical masks and N-95 masks are critical supplies that must be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders. The public is strongly discouraged from using these masks
The face-mask must cover the nose and mouth completely. Face-masks should not be lowered when speaking, coughing or sneezing
It is very important that cloth masks are used correctly. Incorrect use might result in users putting themselves at risk of spreading Covid-19
1. Only use a mask that has been washed and ironed.
2. Wash your hands before putting the mask on.
3. Place the mask with the correct side facing your face, and ensure that it covers both your nose and mouth properly.
4. Tie the strings behind your head, or if you are using elastic bands, make sure these are tight.
5. Make sure it fits well. Move it around to get the best fit. Never touch the cloth part.
6. Once you have put on the mask, DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE again until you take it off.
7. When you take it off, undo the ties, and carefully fold the mask inside out, hold it by the strings/elastic and place the mask in a container reserved for washing the cloth mask.
8. Wash your hands thoroughly and dry before doing anything else.
9. Wash cloth masks with warm soapy water and iron when dry.
10. You must have at least two cloth masks per person so you will be able to wash one and have a clean one ready for use.
11. Masks should be washed with soap and hot water, rinsed thoroughly and ironed
After using the toilet, urinal or anytime you visit the restroom for any reason.