One of the biggest stories in the news today is the recent outbreak of the coronavirus. It is causing shortages in grocery stores around the world, forcing many sporting events to be cancelled and generally disrupting the lives of just about everyone on the planet. Another area where the coronavirus is affecting the daily lives of families is that schools, universities, even daycares and nurseries are being closed right here in the UK.
With that being said, children who are in daycare are exposed to a wide range of germs, bacteria and viruses and are generally safe when it comes to those as they are building up a strong immune system. However, while generally harmless, these germs, bacteria and viruses can still create some serious health risks. This includes the recent outbreak of the coronavirus.
What Is The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
What is the coronavirus disease? The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain of a virus which has caused many cities throughout the EU to shut down. This is being done to keep everyone safe and healthy and to help prevent the spread of the virus. School and daycare closures are one example of governments working to keep people safe.
Experts are saying that schools here in the UK could see closures due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that last months, even spilling over into next term.
How To Reduce Your Child’s Risk Of Infection
While the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) doesn’t particularly affect children as much as it does older adults and those with weakened immune systems or compromised health, it is still a good idea to take some precautions to protect them, and you, from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
To do that, there are some simple precautions that you should take. According to the World Health Organization, “you can reduce your risk of infection if you:
- Clean hands frequently with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
- Cover nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or flexed elbow.
- Avoid close contact (1 metre) with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.”
Protecting your family from the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak is easy and you can teach these guidelines recommended by the World Health Organization to your children in just a couple of minutes.
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To learn more about school and daycare closures around the world and how to talk to your kids about the coronavirus, contact Playdays Academy today.
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