The Coronavirus is now Worldwide. The World Health Organisation (WHO) provides the following information on this new virus.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).
At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments. WHO will continue to provide updated information as soon as clinical findings become available.
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I would like to urge you to continue with your Therapy during this difficult time. This can be done by your Practioner texting you when they are ready to see you so you are not having to wait in busy waiting rooms. Bring a clean sheet with you to spread on the chair you are going to be sitting in. Use hand sanitiser before and after your appointment. Do not shake hands or have any physical contact.
Ask your Therapist if they will FaceTime or Skype you. This is an excellent way to continue your much needed Therapy if you can’t for some valid reason attend appointments. Many Therapists are not seeing patients face-to-face so online is a good solution. Please discuss your options with your Therapist.
Stay safe during these difficult times and observe the WHO guidelines.
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