The COVID-19 - How are you coping so far??
We have been on lock-down for 24 hours so far and today is the first day of our new schedule. At the moment it's the honeymoon period. Everyone is getting on board and they were so excited they woke up at 6am to empty the dishwasher. i Just wish we had remembered to turn it on!
We hope you are taking the necessary precautions to keep you and your family safe and using the time to the best effect. I have no idea how we will do our jobs but at the moment the plan is to do bits early in the morning and late at night while the children sleep. however, we are still very much open for business and busy getting Mother's day gifts out to lovely deserving mothers.
With so much confusion about on what we should or should not be doing its hard to know what to do so we have pulled together some tips to guide you on the best practices of dealing with the Corona Virus.
First of all, COVID-19 has no stigma to race or skin colour, it affects everyone. At KeriKit we are closely monitoring the spread of the virus and are taking all the necessary precautions, ensuring that all our packages are sanitized properly before they are sent out to you. We are advising our customers as well as the wider public to take heed and do what is needed to protect yourself.
- Wash your hands more often than usual and for 2 minuted each time
- afterwards use some hand cream so they don't get dry and cracked
- Sneeze / cough in toilet paper and discard immediately afterwards.
- Use wipes that is no less than 60% alcohol base to help with sanitizing. Vodka will work if you run out but i would suggest you save that for yourself!
- Practice social distancing on a daily basis, no less than 1 meter (3ft) between each person.
- Avoid crowded areas as best as possible.
- If you think you have COVID-19, stay home, self-quarantine and call the health line.
Things to note
Corona is not a death sentence. Many people who have contracted the virus are now in recovery. It is similar to the flu virus, so you will experience symptoms such as fever, coughing, maybe some chills, and shortness of breath. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and you suspect that you are infected, you need to self-quarantine yourself and call the medical hotline that is provided in your area.
What does self-quarantine means?
This means separating and restricting yourself from the presence of others. Quarantining yourself can also help limit the spread of this virus.
In light of COVID-19
Most businesses are closed or are implementing work from home strategies with all travel ceasing so this is a great time to shop local and support small businesses. fortunately we have the internet and Amazon is still open which living rurally is an absolute life saver but if your local butcher is still open do try to support them as this is going to be a really touch time for all small businesses out there. If you need to make trips to buy food, make a list and do quick trips while trying to keep your distance. If anyone in your family is showing symptoms STAY AWAY! and get a friend or neighbour to go for you. On another note, staying home can allow you to get some long overdue cleaning done! Scott has been through all the DVD's and tonight he is tackling the man drawer ;)
Involve the kids and educate them
Ensure they are aware of the safety precautions and practices and follow the same procedures.
We have created a basic schedule to keep us going until the school comes out with learning packs and we are creating a tuck shop so they can earn money each day to spend on snacks and treats.
Above all try to keep positive and in a routine so everyone knows what they are doing.
With that being said, COVID-19 is not to be taken lightly. To summarize everything, remember to keep washing your hands and sanitize when going out, And remember, all the recommended precautions are there to protect you not to keep you locked up. Stay safe!
For more information on COVID-19, follow the government and medical advice.