Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

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If you are in the Moira Area, N. Ireland and self isolating, elderly or vulnerable - We Can Help!

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, assistance is being offered to those unable to leave the house who are in genuine need.

We can help with:

  • Picking up Shopping
  • Posting Mail
  • Picking up Prescribed Medication

Flyers will be delivered through the doors with details of how we can help and how to get in touch

PLEASE NOTE: TO LIMIT SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS NO CALLS WILL BE MADE INTO THE HOMES OF THOSE IN NEED. ANY DELIVERIES WILL BE POSTED THROUGH LETTER BOXES OR LEFT ON DOORSTEPS. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS IS IN EVERYONES INTEREST. RECEIPTS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR ANY ITEMS PURCHASED AND PAYMENT CAN BE MADE BY CASH OR CHEQUE ONLY.

Symptoms

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on previous MERS-CoV virus incubation periods).

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What You Can Do to Prevent Illness

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person:

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.

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Clean your hands often

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

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Avoid close contact

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

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Stay home if you're sick

Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

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Cover coughs and sneezes

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

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Wear a facemask if you are sick

If you are sick:
You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask , then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes.

If you are NOT sick:
You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

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Clean and disinfect

Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection. Complete disinfection guidance can be found here.