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COVID-19: Know the Enemy

Thursday 28th January 2021

COVID-19 Strengths: Spreads quickly, often undetected

COVID-19 Weakness: Testing to identify positive cases



We are all able to do our part in helping to reduce the spread of Covid-19. Wearing a mask, washing hands and physical distancing are some of the steps we can take to keep ourselves and others safe. Testing can also reduce the spread of the virus.

Testing can help people find out if they are Covid-19 positive and at risk of spreading the infection to others. A positive test early in the course of the illness enables individuals to isolate, reducing the chances that they will infect others and allowing them to seek treatment earlier.

Anyone who comes into close contact with someone who has Covid-19 is at increased risk of becoming infected themselves, and of potentially infecting others. Contact tracing can help prevent further transmission of the virus.

Contact tracing begins with identifying everyone that a person recently diagnosed with Covid-19 has been in contact with since they became contagious. In the case of Covid-19, a person may be contagious 48 to 72 hours before they started to experience symptoms.

The contacts are notified about their exposure. They may be told what symptoms to look out for, advised to isolate themselves for a period of time, and to seek medical attention as needed if they start to experience symptoms.

By knowing and understanding the enemy it is easier to fight.

Please follow all Covid-19 Government safety guidelines

You can find further information about Covid-19 Infection Prevention Measures on our website.

We can win this by working together.