St John Ambulance Cymru 2023 Covid-19 Advice
It's hard to believe it's been three years since COVID first entered our lives in Wales, but its impact is still very much a part of our daily routine. In these trying times, St John Ambulance Cymru stands strong as the first aid charity for Wales. We are there for Wales, just in case. We're closely following the guidance provided by the Welsh government, and we're committed to keeping you in the loop every step of the way. Please keep an eye on our updates because, as we all know, the situation can change, and staying informed is key to staying safe.
As Wales' trusted first aid charity, our mission is to ensure your safety and well-being. The below information if from the Welsh Government, and we will update it as we receive any updates. So, please stay tuned to our channels for the latest news. Remember, it's all about being informed, staying safe, and looking out for one another.
Reducing the Risk: Wise Measures to Safeguard Your Health
Get Vaccinated: Vaccination remains the most potent defence against COVID-19. It has not only saved countless lives but also reduced the need for hospitalisation. Even if you've previously contracted COVID-19, getting vaccinated remains crucial to enhance your protection, if you're eligible. When you receive an invitation, please step forward to get your jab.
Prioritise Hand Hygiene: Maintaining good hand hygiene is a simple yet effective measure to curb the virus's spread. Regularly washing your hands with soap and water, or using hand sanitiser when soap isn't available, hinders the virus's movement.
Stay at Home and Isolate: If you exhibit symptoms or test positive for COVID-19, staying at home and minimising contact with others is one of the best ways to halt transmission. For those unable to stay home, consider these practices to reduce the risk:
- Wear a face mask when indoors with others to protect those around you.
- Limit the number of individuals you interact with and reduce the duration of your encounters.
- Maintain a physical distance of at least 2 metres from individuals you do not live with, even within your household, particularly if someone is vulnerable.
Embrace Outdoor Gatherings: Opt for outdoor meet-ups whenever possible, as they carry a lower risk of infection. COVID-19 is transmitted through airborne particles, especially when talking, laughing, shouting, or engaging in physical activity. Being outdoors allows fresh air to disperse these particles, mitigating the virus's spread.
Ventilate Indoor Spaces: Improve indoor air quality by opening windows and doors to reduce the concentration of infectious particles. Adequate ventilation decreases the risk of virus transmission, especially in poorly ventilated spaces. Since COVID-19 spreads through airborne particles during breathing and talking, these measures are crucial in safeguarding your health.
By adhering to these guidelines, you can actively reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission and help protect yourself and your community. Your safety is our priority, and together, we can navigate these challenging times with vigilance and care.