ABOUT COVID - 19

What is COVID19-?

COVID- 19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December 2019. COVID- 19 is now a global pandemic.

How long does it take after exposure to COVID- 19 to develop symptoms?

Between exposure to COVID- 19 and the moment when symptoms start is commonly around five to six days but can range from 1 - 14 days.

How can we protect others & ourselves if we don't know who is infected?

Hygienic preventative measures such as hand washing and wearing a mask is important at ALL times and is the best way to protect others and yourself. When possible, maintain at least a 1 meter distance between yourself and others, especially if you are standing near someone who is coughing or sneezing. An infected person may not be exhibiting symptoms or their symptoms may be mild, so maintaining a physical distance with everyone is a good idea if you are in an area where COVID- 19 is circulating.

What is the difference between self-isolation, self-quarantine & distance?

Quarantine means restricting activities or separating people who are not ill, but may have been exposed to COVID- 19 & helps prevent spread of the disease at an early stage, when people just develop symptoms. Isolation means separating people who are ill with symptoms of COVID- 19 & may be infectious from others, to prevent the spread of the disease. Physical distancing means being physically apart. WHO recommends keeping at least a 1 meter distance from others. Everyone should take this measure, even if they are in good health with no known exposure to COVID- 19.

Should I be tested for a current infection?

If you have symptoms of COVID- 19 it is strongly advisable to get tested. If you aren›t experiencing any symptoms but you are looking for peace of mind, you can contact us any time to book an appointment for your PCR test.