sars-cov-2

Mask Exemption Guidance

The use of masks during the Covid-19 pandemic is important; they are not a lifestyle choice. As the scientific evidence continues to mount, masks (used in conjunction with additional infection prevention and control measures such as hand hygiene and adequate physical distancing) can dramatically reduce the spread of infection. They[…]

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CovidFit – Vaccination

Vaccines stimulate the body’s own immune system to facilitate the protection against future encounters with the corresponding infection or disease. Immunization is a proven tool for controlling and eliminating life-threatening infectious diseases and is estimated to prevent up to 3 million deaths each year. Covid-19 has affected millions of people[…]

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CovidFit – Self Care

When dealing with sickness during this COVID-19 pandemic, self-care is one of the best ways to safeguard our precious healthcare service. However, it is important to pay attention to symptoms that need urgent attention and seek timely interventions where possible. Self-care involves knowing what we can do for ourselves, when[…]

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CovidFit – Mental Well-being

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on people all over the world with implications for individual and collective health; as well as emotional and social functioning.  Uncertainty about the virus itself, disease prognosis, vaccination and vulnerable relatives coupled with worry about availability of resources, safety of frontline responders[…]

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CovidFit – Healthy Eating

People eat for all sorts of reasons, not just because they are hungry – we may be thirsty, bored, stressed or even sad. Eating a balanced diet is important for overall health  and even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic, as what we eat and drink can affect our body’s[…]

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CovidFit – Alcohol & Drugs

People who misuse or are dependent on drugs and alcohol may be at increased risk of becoming infected, and infecting others, with COVID-19. They may also be more vulnerable to the impact of infection with the virus, due to underlying conditions. Irrespective of the impact to services throughout the COVID-19[…]

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CovidFit – Physical Activity

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have been restricted in our movements, which makes it difficult to maintain the same level of activity. There are several issues that could result from prolonged periods of lock down or home isolation. Click HERE for more. The GHA physiotherapy and occupational therapy[…]

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CovidFit – Smoking

Smoking tobacco causes damage to the airways and lungs. If you smoke, you not only put yourself at greater risk of developing several life-threatening diseases, but those around you exposed to second-hand smoke are also at risk. The repetitive hand to mouth movement whilst smoking provides an easy route of[…]

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CovidFit – Shielding

The pandemic situation continues to fluctuate and guidance continues to be amended accordingly; please note this guidance remains advisory. At present, vaccination is considered one of the safest and most effective ways to protect those most vulnerable. [Read more on vaccination HERE]. It is important to exercise caution and follow[…]

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Pregnancy and COVID-19

*Advice updated April 2021 What effect does coronavirus have on pregnant women? Pregnant women do not appear to be more predisposed to the consequences of coronavirus than the general population. However, as this is a new virus, the long-term effects are still uncertain. It is expected the large majority of[…]

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