New England North West & COVID-19
COVID-19 is a short acronym for coronavirus disease discovered in Wuhan, China in 2019. The disease is a deadly virus that is contracted through simple contact. As a member of the world, we have been greatly affected by the virus. This is even worse due to our membership in the tourism industry, where physical gatherings are common.
In turn, thanks to the various lockdowns orders, we were unable to keep our operations open for most of 2020. However, thanks to relaxed regulations, we are gradually getting back. Regardless, we are committed to ensuring that we can protect the life of members of our community.
Symptoms Of the Virus
You should look out certain symptoms to know whether someone has Covid-19 or not. When you notice any of these symptoms, you likely have the virus and should go for a check-up to determine whether it’s a Covid-19 scare of the actual virus.
The major symptoms are dry cough, fever, and tiredness. If you cannot taste or cannot perceive, this is a sign of Covid-19. If you are witnessing multiple of these symptoms, you might want to go for a test to ensure you’re alright. There are various centres where you can have your Covid-19 test in Australia. The government has ensured that these centres are well-equipped to handle virus cases.
Understand that Covid-19 has a lot to do with your immune system. Therefore, during this period, you should engage in things that will strengthen your immune system. This will keep your system strong and reduce your chances of getting the virus.
What Is the Government Doing?
The government has been making adequate effort to contain the virus and keep the people safe. There have been different regulations to ensure that people abide by the movement restrictions. Policies have been enacted to ensure that many activities are run from home. This reduces physical activities and also ensures that people remain safe.
What We Are Doing
Our responses include:
Act of Social Distancing
All visitors must maintain a distance of 6ft from one another. There should be no body contact, such as handshakes or hugs. This is to ensure that we can eliminate the risk of spread of the virus. Also, in cases where you find out that someone is ill, ensure you take active steps immediately. Precisely, shield yourself from any ill person or someone showing symptoms of Covid-19.
Washing of Hands Culture
All our venues provide a handwashing station for frequent hand washing. Washing of hands must take place for at least 20 seconds. Otherwise, one may use alcohol-based sanitisers. This is to prevent the presence of the virus.
Use of Face Shields or Nose Masks
In case of close contact, a face shield or nose mask shields one away from being infected.
It would be best to keep your distance from infected persons or persons showing signs such as high temperature, sneezing, sore throat, loss of taste, cough, difficulty in breathing, and dizziness, among others. This way, you can avoid getting infected.