This podcast we have been fortunate enough to collaborate with Victoria CAMHS Service Manger to shed some clinical light on the things we need to do and to cut through the frenzied hysteria surrounding COVID-19. Many people have never gone through a period of quarantine or self-isolation; however, this is increasingly becoming a reality for millions of people around the world due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Self-Isolation presents a great risk to their mental health and wellbeing. Yet could it be an opportunity to reflect – Self Isolation a Gift or a Curse?
We discuss this and so much.
Follow the advice and links below and help keep yourself and others safe, good luck!
When to self-isolate
Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
- a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.
How to avoid Spreading it
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- always wash your hands when you get home or into work
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
- Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean