As a group, coronaviruses are commonly found across the globe. COVID-19 is a new strain of the coronavirus which was first identified in Wuhan City, China in December 2019. The incubation period of COVID-19 is assessed to be between 2 to 14 days. When someone who has COVID-19 coughs or exhales they release droplets of infected fluid. Most of these droplets fall on nearby surfaces and objects – such as desks, tables or telephones.
People can catch COVID-19 by touching these contaminated surfaces or objects and then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. If they are standing within one meter (3 feet) of a person with COVID-19, then they can catch it by breathing in the droplets coughed out or exhaled.
It is very important for everyone to strictly follow the guidelines and recommendations. Till date, there is no vaccine available for COVID-19; as such, safety and precautions is the primary way of preventing the spread of COVID-19.
This course will assist employers and businesses in providing advice to staff across the various environments they will encounter throughout the day. The course contains the following:
- The novel coronavirus, COVID-19
- Workplace Precautions
- Travel Precautions
- Meeting Precautions
- Community Precautions
- Home Precautions
Note- This course provides advice and recommendations to determine risk of contracting COVID-19 and how to keep yourself safe. This course does not make recommendations based on race or country of origin, lifestyle and religion. This course does not constitute medical advice related to any diseases conditions. As always, each person should consult their own medical doctor if any signs and symptoms arise.
At the end of this course participants will understand –
- About COVID-19 disease
- Simple ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your workplace
- How to manage COVID-19 risks when organizing meetings
- Things to consider when traveling
- Getting your workplace ready in case COVID-19 arrives in your community
- Safety and precautions to be maintained at home
- Care of quarantine person at home