Family Guide

Family Guide

Family:

▪ Maintain preventive safety measures, and constantly remind family members to:

▪ Stay at home as much as possible, especially when feeling unwell, and do not go out, except when absolutely necessary or to obtain medical care.

▪ Be sure to wash hands with soap and water frequently: especially if hands are dirty; after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose. Noting that washing hands should not be less than twenty seconds with enough soap and, in the event of lack of soap and water, you can use hand sanitizer (ensuring you keep it out of the reach of children who could swallow it).

▪ Clean all exposed surfaces frequently during the day using detergent and water. This includes cleaning table tops, other surfaces, light switches, door handles and cabinet knobs, taking into account that if the surfaces are dirty, it is necessary to clean them with detergent and water before using the sterilizer. In addition, when using cleaning and disinfectants, it is best to use the recommended types and follow the manufacturer's instructions.

▪ Sterilize personal items such as shoes, bags, and children's toys, in addition do regular laundry, especially for clothes worn outside the home.

▪ Avoid touching the eyes, nose, and mouth, and make sure to cover the mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Then get rid of the tissue used immediately. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your bent elbow and not your hands.

▪ Provide care and attention to the people most at risk of complications if they contracted Covid-19. It is noteworthy that the elderly and people who suffer from chronic health disorders are the most vulnerable to complications related to coronavirus. Consult a doctor or health care provider if a vulnerable family member has any symptoms in order to receive the necessary instructions on how to deal with it, and monitor them continuously in the event of any symptoms of respiratory diseases.

▪ Create a list that includes emergency contacts, closest health care providers and personnel and include other contact details, including family members, friends, neighbors, teachers, and shop owners.

▪ Warn children and adolescents against gathering in public places during the suspension of school hours. Avoiding gatherings will slow the spread of Covid-19.

▪ Be aware of the urgent signs that require immediate medical care, which includes difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath, persistent chest pain, confusion, an inability to remain alert and active, or cyanosis of the lips or face. Alsoconsult a doctor if you have any other severe symptoms.

▪ In the case of symptoms of a respiratory disease for a family member, a room inside the house should be allocated to separate sick family members from healthy members, with a separate bathroom for the patient. You will need to clean this rooms carefully and continuously.

▪ Obtain the most recent information about the activity of Covid-19, making sure to receive it from a reliable source such as the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Education.

▪ In the event that a child suffers from any disease, the caregiver should inform the teachers and those responsible for the child in the nursery or school , and to understand the mechanism by which the tasks, including school homework and activities, can be performed at home.

▪ Check the most important updates relating to school, and closely follow media for any news related to the suspension of work or schools or other institutions. Consider alternative measures for children care if teaching is temporarily suspended, such as distance-education.

▪ Pay attention to the mental health of all family members, and creating a positive, loving and caring family environment, free from stress and anxiety.

▪ Working members of the households should learn about the emergency plan developed by your employer for and discuss sick leave policies, as well as the possibility of working from home for patients or those whose circumstances require them to stay at home to care for family members.