Stop the Spread of COVID-19: A Simple Guide from Port Macquarie Dental Centre

by Mar 23, 2020COVID-19

With the COVID-19 outbreak, we are urging people to practise good hygiene.

From picking objects up to turning knobs, we’re touching surfaces contaminated with pathogens that can get into the body through mucous membranes — eyes, nose, and mouth — that act as pathways to the throat and lungs.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water. Wash them for 20 seconds, and help young children do the same. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Viruses that cause colds can enter your body this way and make you sick
  • Stay away from people who are sick. Sick people can spread viruses through close contact with others.

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms listed below, call 000 for urgent medical help.

Symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue, and
  • Shortness of breath

We can all help flatten the curve in Australia. Watch this video for more information on protecting yourself from the virus.

At Port Macquarie Dental Centre, we have stepped up measures to safeguard all our staff and patients, while at the same time, deliver high-quality dental services and provide optimum oral health to those in need.

For any concerns, do not hesitate to call us on (02) 6583 1711.

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