Difference between revisions of "Principles and assumptions for doing support work in the covid-19 pandemic"

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# A solution of bleach at 10% can be used for disinfecting surfaces that are clean of visible dirt or containments, if left on a surface for more than ten minutes([https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/112656/9789241507134_eng.pdf;jsessionid=156513444B183E0BF808F7CD0BF3E121?sequence=1 WHO]).
 
# A solution of bleach at 10% can be used for disinfecting surfaces that are clean of visible dirt or containments, if left on a surface for more than ten minutes([https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/112656/9789241507134_eng.pdf;jsessionid=156513444B183E0BF808F7CD0BF3E121?sequence=1 WHO]).
 
# Washing hands thoroughly with soap or alcohol based hand sanitiser is effective at removing the infection, and preventing it being passed onto things touched by those hands, until they touch an infected surface(including someone's face, because of proximity to mouth and nose, and other bodily fluids)
 
# Washing hands thoroughly with soap or alcohol based hand sanitiser is effective at removing the infection, and preventing it being passed onto things touched by those hands, until they touch an infected surface(including someone's face, because of proximity to mouth and nose, and other bodily fluids)
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# It is essential that people can reach out to community support organisations, to ensure they have options other than leaving the house and spreading or being infected by the virus. As such it is vital to prevent data from being used for any purpose than providing support.

Revision as of 13:43, 15 March 2020

This page is specific to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our covid protocol still focuses on somewhat older science relating to droplet transmission. We are currently reviewing this. It will be updated rapidly.
  1. Anyone could be infected with the virus, and could be spreading it asymptomatically. Further, anyone could be infected with other illnesses or have underlying chronic health conditions that could worsen outcomes or cause other problems.
  2. The aim of community organisations should be to prevent as many infections happening as possible, and where this isn’t possible, reduce the number of cases that need an ICU.
  3. The primary way to do this is to reduce the exposure of people at high risk of having severe or critical illness as a result of the virus.
  4. Fast and general testing for the virus is not thoroughly available in the United Kingdom.
  5. The virus is transmitted via cough droplets during in person contact and on contaminated surfaces. At the time of writing this there is no evidence to suggest it is spread via sweat. (Dr. Tara Smith, Kent State university)
  6. Public transport is a common location of spread.
  7. A solution of bleach at 10% can be used for disinfecting surfaces that are clean of visible dirt or containments, if left on a surface for more than ten minutes(WHO).
  8. Washing hands thoroughly with soap or alcohol based hand sanitiser is effective at removing the infection, and preventing it being passed onto things touched by those hands, until they touch an infected surface(including someone's face, because of proximity to mouth and nose, and other bodily fluids)
  9. It is essential that people can reach out to community support organisations, to ensure they have options other than leaving the house and spreading or being infected by the virus. As such it is vital to prevent data from being used for any purpose than providing support.