Well, it’s impossible to not talk about this topic right now, isn’t it? Here at FreshStart BC we are dealing with COVID-19 by making sure to wipe down all surfaces with disinfectant after any visitors have left, as well as washing our hands frequently. We’ve also changed most of our in-person appointments to over the phone/webcam appointments, to limit people having to come and go. We’re keeping health and safety top of mind, and today we will post some simple tips about properly washing your hands and practicing social distancing.

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Wash your hands and avoid touching your face

We are all supposed to wash our hands as frequently as possible these days, and make sure we are not touching our faces. It’s important to take the time and do it properly! This means ensuring that you wet your hands thoroughly, lather up by rubbing your hands together with the soap (don’t forget to lather the back of your hand and between your fingers), scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds (sing happy birthday to your self twice), rinse your hands well under running water, and make sure you dry off with a clean paper towel or air drier. This technique will keep your hands clean and help you do your part during this worldwide pandemic.

Practice Social Distancing!

The World Health Organization recommends having at least 1 meter distance between yourself and anyone who is sneezing or coughing. This way there is enough distance from the other person that you aren’t in the “spray zone”. Speaking of the “spray zone”, make sure you do your part when you cough or sneeze, by doing this into your bent elbow, or a tissue. If you use a tissue, throw it out right away, don’t keep that for later.

Don’t Panic

Dealing with COVID-19 is certainly an experience all of us have not gone through before. Don’t panic though, wash your hands frequently, practice social distancing, and stay on top of the latest news released from Health Canada. If you can help seniors out, or any of your neighbours that need the help, do it. We’re all in this together, and together we can help limit the spread and do our best to come out the other side in the best shape possible.