The current outbreak of coronavirus has got us thinking about how we can protect our wonderful clients and keep our wellbeing centre safe, clean and infection free.
As well as monitoring the updates and advice from Public Health England we are asking everyone who comes into our treatment area to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer. Please don’t be offended if you are asked to do this. It is one way that the infection can be prevented from spreading.
Every day’s a school day!
Washing your hands regularly is really important at the moment. We often do this in a hurry, at a canter, on our way to somewhere else. You need to wash your hands thoroughly and use soap or handwash. Try to wash every area of your hands, including fingers and thumbs.
There’s a really informative NHS video on YouTube about hand washing. Take a look and check that you are being thorough. Click here for a link.
We’re following current advice
At the moment as well as hand washing we are keeping an eye on Government advice and asking clients to do the same. We want to make sure that our staff, volunteers and clients are safe in our Centre. So if you feel unwell, have been in contact with someone with coronavirus please stay away!
The current (as of 09/03/2020) Government advice on the Public Health England website is as follows:
- If you have been in contact with someone with coronavirus or have returned from anaffected area identified by the Chief Medical Officer as high risk and you are feeling unwell with a cough, difficulty breathing or fever, stay at home and use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service or call NHS 111.
- Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water, particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so. Use hand sanitiser if that’s all you have access to.
- To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue, and throw the tissue away immediately. Then wash your hands or use a hand sanitising gel.
- Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.
Your immune system
A really positive thing to do at the moment is eat to boost your immune system. There are certain foods, citrus fruits, broccoli, lentils and green leafy veg for example, that can really give your immune system a supercharge. Take a look at this article by the Institute of Optimum Nutrition “What should you eat to boost your immune system”
It is a widely known fact that stress negatively impacts your immune system. When you are stressed your body produces certain hormones and these can play havoc with your immune system. If. you want to read more here’s an interesting article from Psychology Today. It’s important to find a way to relax that works for you. Try mindfulness – there are some very good aps out there, or walking/ running; whatever works for you.
Phoenix Health & Wellbeing is a Charity. By coming to us for a treatment you are helping others less fortunate than yourself. We use the proceeds of your treatment to subsidise those who would not otherwise be able to access our therapies. Roughly £4 to every £10 spent with us will go to help others.
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