With the current outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the world at large is witnessing an unprecedented health situation in an atmospehere of relative uncertainty. In these trying times, our prayers are with families and communities who have been impacted.
The health and welfare of our members and their families are of great importance to us. I am, therefore, reiterating the guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the NHS and other relevant health authorities. These include:
1. Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
- a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.
2. How coronavirus is spread
Since it’s a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person.
Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets.
It’s very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food.
3. How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- always wash your hands when you get home or into work
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
- do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
4. Treatment for coronavirus
There is currently no specific treatment for coronavirus.
Antibiotics do not help, as they do not work against viruses.
Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms while your body fights the illness.
You’ll need to stay in isolation, away from other people, until you have recovered.
Let me assure you here that CUNAA as a- responsible organisation, will continue to do all we can to keep our customers and staff safe.
I am optimistic that by working together and caring for one another, we will get through this challenging time together.
Thank you for your support.
“Fear not but take care; otherwise take care but fear not”