• If you are classified as high risk (diabetes, high blood pressure, HIV, etc) you should work from home.

  • If you can make sure you eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, this will help maintain a healthy immune system.

  • Clean your hands often. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, clean your hands with an alcohol based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry.

  • Wash your hands with warm soapy water as often as possible.

  • Avoid direct human contact, stand 2 steps (2meters) away and limit face-to-face conversations.

  • Avoid touching door handles, light switches, taps etc with your fingers, use your elbow or knuckles where possible.

  • Avoid touching your face.

  • Avoid shaking hands; instead use verbal forms of greeting.

  • If you need to cough or sneeze either do so into a tissue which you should dispose of immediately in a lined trash can, and wash your hands as indicated above.

  • Wipe down a toilet with a disinfecting agent before and after you sit on it.

  • Do not share stationary.

  • Bring your own mugs, plates and utensils to eat out of.

  • Wear gloves when handling money as far as possible.

  • Wipe down your work surface with disinfectant a couple of times throughout the day; this includes landlines and cell phones and intercoms.

  • Make sure your office is well ventilated.

  • If you feel that you have come into contact with the virus, discuss with your employer so that they can initiate appropriate infection control measures in your work place and identify at risk co-workers. Self isolate and call your medical provider.

  • If you start to exhibit symptoms go home and self isolate. Monitor your symptoms, if you are experiencing high fever, new cough and shortness of breath then phone you GP.

  • If you are classified as high risk (diabetes, high blood pressure, HIV, etc) you should work from home.

  • All work that does not need to be conducted in the office should be done remotely with staff using telecommunication such as WhatsApp and Skype for meetings.

Cleaning and maintenance staff are at increased risk of being exposed to the virus. As such, they should take extra precautions; wear gloves, mask, hair nets. They should have access to a place where they can wash their hands and disinfect themselves.