Prevent the spread of COVID-19

Recent evidence from the Campo and the Costa clearly suggests that the coronavirus is being spread at parties, barbeques, family gatherings and, especially, in nightclubs.  Young people are reminded that parties are active breeding grounds for Covid-19 and there is a serious risk that a youngster at a party can[…]

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World Hepatitis Day, 28th July 2020

Hepatitis is the term used to describe inflammation of the liver. This condition is usually caused by a viral infection or liver damage as a result of alcohol consumption. World Hepatitis Day is celebrated on 28th July annually on the birthday of Nobel-prize winning scientist Dr Baruch Blumberg, who discovered hepatitis B virus[…]

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Coming out of Isolation

As lockdown is gradually released, people who have been shielding/self-isolating are still vulnerable and should continue to take precautions if they leave their home. This includes maintaining physical distancing (minimising contact with others by keeping 2 metres apart); and keeping on top of hand/respiratory hygiene. The use of masks is[…]

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Testing for COVID-19

What do we mean by testing? During the COVID-19 pandemic, there are various methods that you may see being utilised to ascertain whether you may be at risk of infection. Rapid measures include checks for symptoms including fever (temperature) scanning on entry to buildings. More thorough testing involves taking samples/[…]

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Transmission of COVID-19

COVID-19 is mainly passed on by person-to-person spread between people who are in close contact with one another and by droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. However, a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the virus that causes COVID-19 remains on[…]

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Social distancing

What is social distancing ? Social distancing involves taking steps to reduce physical social interaction between people. The following measures are crucial ones we should all be taking to reduce the transmission of COVID-19:  Avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These symptoms include high temperature[…]

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