Q&A about face masks. Duration:4:20
Coronavirus can only enter your body through your nose, eyes and hands. That’s why it's so important to continue to follow these simple guidelines to help keep the levels of COVID-19 low in Australia:
- Physical distancing at 1.5metres distance from others
- Good Hygiene – wash hands for 20 seconds. Cover coughs and sneezes, avoid touching your face
- Get tested – even if your symptoms are mild
- Follow NSW Health guidelines
- Read more about how to protect yourself at this Department of Health webpage.
Center for Disease control, What you need to know about handwashing. Duration 2:00
The Department of Health also has information about ongoing support and information on ways to keep healthy.
Mask wearing is something we can all do easily to stop the COVID-19.
To limit the impact, we strongly recommends you where a mask if you are sick or unwell, when indoors with others or whenever physical distancing is difficult. We also recommend making or purchasing a number of cloth masks as mask wearing will be the norm for a long time to come.
People in higher-risk groups are strongly encouraged to wear masks in all social circumstances.
It's important to remember that the use of face masks is not a replacement for other preventive measures, for example; physical distancing, covering your cough's, careful hand washing for at least 20 seconds and avoiding touching the face, nose, eyes and mouth.
NSW Health has information on masks and how to make a mask. Information is also available in other languages. A template design for a different designs with varying sizes can also found here.
When wearing a mask it's important to learn how to put them on and take them off correctly.
Centura health: the do's and don'ts of wearing masks and gloves. Duration:5:57
For text/photo based information on how to wear a mask correctly without infecting yourself, check out this link. This information is available in English and many other languages.