1. Wash your hands for 20 seconds and avoid touching your eyes and mouth
It is key to follow the government’s guidance to wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds (about the same amount of time it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice!). Soap can dissolve the protective lipid envelope which coats the virus, making it less capable of surviving. Then rinsing your hands with water after breaking down the virus’ coating washes it from the skin completely. Faith in Nature Lavender Soap is a vegan and organic soap ideal for both cleansing and moisturising the skin.
2. If you sneeze, sneeze into your elbow not your hand
It is important to practice good hygiene etiquette at all times but especially during the coronavirus pandemic. If you need to sneeze, remember to sneeze into your elbow even if you have a tissue. Sneezing into your elbow can effectively prevent the fluids from your nose from spreading, whereas you could sneeze into a tissue and still end up with the virus on your hands.
3. Stay hydrated
Staying hydrated is always necessary for transporting nutrients and oxygen around your body, getting rid of waste products, controlling your temperature and the function of your digestive system. Your normal routine may be thrown out so you could set alarms to remind you to drink the recommended 1.5-2L of water a day. Remember herbal teas such as Tipson Immune Booster Tea also hydrate you and taste delicious!
4. Support your immune system
To support a healthy immune system a balanced diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables is ideal. To put it simply, no food or nutrient will protect you from catching COVID-19 but you can equip your body with nutrients that are involved in the normal functioning of your immune system. These include copper, folate, iron, selenium, zinc and vitamins A, B6, B12, C and D. If you cannot get the recommended daily amount from your diet, then a supplement may be required. A vitamin D supplement is recommended by the NHS for all people in the UK between October and March due to a lack of sunlight. A supplement will also be necessary for those who are self-isolating during the pandemic, and we should aim for at least 10 micrograms per day. The BetterYou DLux 1000 Vitamin D Oral Spray provides 25 micrograms of easily digestible vitamin D in a convenient and tasty spray.