With the COVID-19 outbreak, health care professionals are urging people to refrain from touching virus-prone surfaces.

From picking objects up to turning knobs, we’re touching surfaces contaminated with pathogens. These pathogens can be picked up by our hands and get into the body through mucous membranes on the face — eyes, nose, and mouth — that act as pathways to the throat and lungs.

Follow these simple tips to prevent the spread of the virus:

  • Wash your hands with clean soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If there’s no access to soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Viruses that cause colds can enter your body this way and make you sick
  • Stay away from people who are sick. Sick people can spread viruses through close contact with others.

If you have serious symptoms, call 000 for urgent medical help.

Symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue, and
  • Shortness of breath

We can all help to slow the spread of COVID-19. Watch this video for more information on protecting yourself from the virus.

At Forster Dental Centre, we continue to follow all sanitation and disinfection guidelines, while at the same time, ensuring that high-quality dental services continue to deliver and provide optimum oral health to those in need.

For any concerns, do not hesitate to call us on (02) 6555 5554.

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