As you are likely aware, New Zealand is moving into phase 4 of pandemic planning. This means that the training rooms at Wood Training will be closed for at least 4 weeks.
To keep our staff safe, we will be working from home from Wednesday 25 March. We will be available by phone and email and we can still discuss your training needs.
For a good resource on the virus, and how it infects you:
• If you have any of the following symptoms: Fever, coughing, difficulty breathing - please stay home. Phone the Helpline: 0800 358 5453 or talk to your GP (phone before you visit the clinic).
Like the flu, COVID-19 can be transmitted from person to person. The scientific evidence confirms that coronavirus is spread by droplets. This means that when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks, they may generate droplets containing the virus. These droplets are too large to stay in the air for long, so they quickly settle on surrounding surfaces.
Droplet-spread diseases can be spread by coughing and sneezing, close personal contact and contact with an object or surface with viral particles on it and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.
That's why it's really important to practice good hygiene, regularly wash and thoroughly dry your hands and practice good cough etiquette.
Prevention - how to protect yourself and others
You can take some simple steps to help stop the spread of diseases like COVID-19.
• Avoid close contact with people with cold or flu-like illnesses.
• Cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing.
• Wash hands for at least 20 seconds with water and soap and dry them thoroughly:
- before eating or handling food
- after using the toilet
- after coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose or wiping children's noses
- after caring for sick people.
Below are two videos on correct hand washing technique and coughing etiquette.
• Coughing etiquette video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2jbEetZ8G4
• Hand washing technique https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IisgnbMfKvI
If you have any questions please call Heathline on 0800 358 5453.
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