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CORONA VIRUS

7 Ways to Protect Your Child

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This is a very stressful time for all parents out there. That’s why AptaGro™ is sharing the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recommendations on how to protect you and your little one. By following their simple mothonds and rules, together you can limit the risks of spreading the Coronavirus.

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1. Wash hands regularly

The Coronavirus is spread by human contact. Therefore, quite simply washing your hands is the best way to protect against it. So, wash your hands before touching your child and insist to anyone that’s about to touch your child, to wash their hands as well.

Teach your little ones to regularly wash their hands too. Make it a regular part of play or mealtimes and wash your hands together using an alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

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2. Limit get-togethers and outside contacts with others

Children are curious, inquisitive and friendly little ones. But in this time, try to minimise interactions between them and other people. It might seem harsh at first, but it helps stop the spread of the virus.

As well as avoiding close contact, maintain a safe distance of at least 1 meter between yourself and anyone who is sick, coughing or sneezing.

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3. Avoid touching the eyes, nose and mouth

We tend to touch many different surfaces throughout the day. Then we hug and touch our children, who in turn touch their faces a lot. So for anyone who’s about the handle your child, including yourself, make sure they’ve thoroughly washed their hands.

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4. Practice good respiratory hygiene

We tend to touch many different surfaces throughout the day. Then we hug and touch our children, who in turn touch their faces a lot. So for anyone who’s about the handle your child, including yourself, make sure they’ve thoroughly washed their hands.

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5. Feeling sick? Seek medical care early

If you have early signs of fever, cough or shortness of breath, seek medical attention in advance.

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6. Follow a safe and hygienic preparation food

Use separate chopping boards for raw and cooked foods. Also wash your hands between handling raw and cooked food. Make sure all meat is cooked thoroughly and handled properly during preparation.

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7. Stay informed and follow advice

Your child may not understand the news. So it’s important for you to be aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak in your country. For global guidance, please consult the World Health Organisation (WHO) website.

Seek advice from trustworthy, reliable sources for you and your child and contact your doctor as soon as you have any concerns for you or your family.

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