AS A MEMBER OF HIGH-RISK TARGET AUDIENCE, WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

For Families and Homes

  • The more people come into your house the higher the risk of getting coronavirus
  • Stay home. Do not go visiting neighbours, friends and relatives.
  • Keep the virus away from your home by avoiding visitors
  • Everyone can have the disease, including the people you share your house with. Keep intimacy with your spouse at a minimum
  • If you share cooking utensils with other families and neighbours, always clean before use
  • If you are sleeping in a crowded room, try having a pillow between you and the next person
  • Stay safe from other diseases, especially malaria. It is still the biggest killer disease. Use mosquito nets and clean your surroundings

For Markets

  • You are at high risk because the markets are tight and there a lot of people
  • Do not touch customers or go very close to them when trying to coax them to come to your table
  • Mark a spot in front of your table where your customer should stand. Take one step back and mark another spot where you will stand.
  • If you are sharing your table, make sure you and your companion are on opposite sides of the table
  • Do not blow into new plastic bags when you want to open them, especially if you are going to put food in it for someone else
  • Clean around your surroundings often to avoid mosquito bites and malaria

For Drivers and Apprentices

  • You are at high risk because you will interact with a lot of customers
  • Have a sanitizer in your car that you and your customers can use. Both of you should it after payment is made.
  • If you are sharing taxis/poda poda with someone else, wipe the steering, gear, handbrake, dashboard and other surfaces with sanitizer or soapy water before you start driving

For Prisons/Police Stations

  • You are at high risk because a lot of people come and go and you don’t know where they are coming from
  • Wipe counters, pens, books etc before use

For the Homeless

  • You are at high risk as you may not be eating properly and your ability to fight the sickness may be low
  • Wash hands as much as possible using Veronica buckets available to the public at markets, community centers etc
  • Wipe the surface of the object you are going to sleep on with soapy water and cloth; allow to dry before you sleep

For persons with disability or elderly

  • You are at high risk because you constantly are interacting with people who support you
  • Make sure those that provide you care wash their hands before they interact with you
  • Make sure that your caregiver is not within touching distance when you are not in need of them
  • When they are helping you, try to keep your faces away from each other as much as possible/in different directions if possible. If possible, talk less too.
  • Make sure your surroundings are clean to avoid mosquito bites and malaria. It is still the biggest killer disease.

For small businesses (Fula shops, tailor shops, saloons, cookery sellers, ataya bases)

  • You are at high risk because you will interact with a lot of customers and other colleagues
  • If you are sharing taxis/poda poda with someone else, wipe the steering with sanitizer or soapy water before you start driving
  • Clean objects you share with other people with sanitizer before use and after use with customers. These include scissors, combs, plates, cups spoons
  • Regularly clean surfaces in the shops like counters, tables, sewing machines

To know more about the Coronavirus, please visit the World Health Organization

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