As COVID-19 numbers rise dramatically throughout South Africa, we urge our local community to take extra care. We need to go back to our old ways:
- Wear a mask at all times when in the company of others. Make sure your mask covers your nose and mouth and fits snuggly. There should be no gaps for the aerosol particles to get in or out. Plastic shields do not mask!
- Don’t hesitate to ask someone to put their mask on – it’s for your protection as well as theirs and if their mask doesn’t cover their nose and mouth properly, politely ask them to adjust it and if they don’t, then “make a hasty exit”.
- Shopkeepers need to be especially careful. Do not let any customer into your space without a properly fitting and correctly worn mask. You have a responsibility to yourself, your staff and your customers to protect them to the best of your ability.
And let’s not forget to sanitise – you can spray it on, rub it in or, better still, wash your hands with soap and water. Whatever you do, just do it and do it often!
And keep your distance – don’t get too close, don’t hug and definitely don’t gather. This is not the time to take chances.
And if you have relatives or friends coming to visit from around the country, make doubly and triply sure they have no symptoms before you see them.
And last but not least, if you are visiting anyone outdoors is best but if you need to be inside, open all the window and doors – ventilation is better than expiration.
Be aware – Coastal Kindness volunteers are getting busier by the day. We are back to supporting our medics, delivering oxygen machines, taking food parcels to those with COVID. Back to Tracking and Tracing close contacts of COVID patients, doing daily pharmacy runs as well as continuing to manually register those over 60’s who do not have the means to register themselves. Please be careful.