Why Practice Social Distancing?
Information gathered from the CDC (Centres for Disease Control & prevention) says that COVID-19 spreads mainly among people who are in close contact. I think we all now appreciate that much now. The spread happens when an infected person, spreads droplets, by coughing, sneezing, or even talking to another person. The droplets from their mouth or nose are launched into the air and land in the eyes, mouths or noses of people nearby. The UK Governments ruling is to ‘socially distance’ by two metres is to assist in minimising this possibility. The droplets can also be inhaled into our lungs, where the virus can attach itself to our own cells. Recent studies indicate that people who are infected, but do not have symptoms, are likely also play a role in the spread of COVID-19, because they literally don’t know they have it, and therefore don’t avoid others as they should. We; at BHMA realised these possibilities of the person to person spread a while ago, and were prompted to make screens for business’, transportation and offices, which are now within many businesses already.
COVID-19 can be contracted by touching a surface or object that has been infected by the virus. If you then touch the contaminated surface with your hand and transfer it to your own mouth, nose, or eyes, you stand a chance of becoming ill. However, this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. The main spread is person to person, hence the Government locking us all down. COVID-19 can live for 72 hours on some surfaces it is thought, dependant on factors such as sun light and humidity. Again; BHMA has a product to kill germs on a non porous surface, we recommend using a 70% alcohol medical grade cleaner. Its listed in the Sanitiser link below. It saves having to buy anti-bacterial wipes, which contain the dreaded plastics.
The risk of severe illness may be different from person to person. Some seem to have a mild version, others may die from this dreadful disease. Anyone can get and spread COVID-19. Everyone has a role to play in slowing the spread and protecting themselves, their family, and their community. Business’ play a key role in ‘Keeping the Country’s economy going’ as well as protecting their workforce. They have a huge responsibility. Keeping their employees two metres apart can be very challenging in many office, factory and warehouse situations. It is especially difficult if the business’ interact directly with the public at the same time. Take-aways, Shops, Banks, Garages, Cafes and many others all have customers and staff together. The 3 S’s below will certainly assist both customer and staff to stay safe. Please take a look, and then share this blog. Your action could help save others.
Sanitiser – https://www.bhma.co.uk/hand-sanitiser
Signage – Floor & Mats https://www.bhma.co.uk/social-distancing-floor-stickers-mat.
Signs & Posters https://www.bhma.co.uk/social-distancing-signs-posters
Stay Safe – A message from the Team at BHMA.