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COVID-19 Information Sheet

We understand that there is a lot of fear and anxiety associated to the current uncertainty in our communities relating to COVID-19 (Corona Virus). Providing some key information can help alleviate some of these concerns. To help, we have summarised some of this key information below.

The best thing is regular and thorough hand washing, preferably with soap and water. Coronavirus spreads when an infected person coughs small droplets - packed with the virus - into the air. These can be breathed in, or cause infection if you touch a surface that they have landed on, then your eyes, nose or mouth.

So, coughing and sneezing into tissues, not touching your face with unwashed hands, and avoiding close contact with infected people are important for limiting the spread.

Remember to always follow the physical distancing guidelines of two metres and while we are at level-4 stay in your “Bubble”. Keep connected with others, we have many ways of maintaining connection through phone and social media apps, take time to check in with your family, friends and neighbours. Keep active and exercise regularly, plan your daily activities, eat and hydrate well.

Coronavirus infects the lungs causing the disease referred to as COVID-19. The symptoms start with a fever followed by a dry cough, which can lead to breathing problems.

This is a new, continuous cough and means coughing a lot for more than an hour or having three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).

It takes five days on average to start showing the symptoms, scientists have said, but some people will get symptoms much later than this. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) says the incubation period lasts up to 14 days.

What to do if you, or a family member feel unwell?

At this stage, if you or a family member feel unwell and have any of symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing), please comfortably isolate yourself or family member and call Healthline (0800 611 116) for advice and support. Do not delay in seeking advice and assistance.

You can also call your G.P. for advice and direction – Please do not simply walk into your local Medical Centre.

For further detailed information relating specifically to the virus, we suggest you take a look at the COVID-19 section of the Ministry of Health website.

Please always refer to the Ministry of Health website for the latest information and check back regularly as things may change.

All the Team at Capri Sanctuary wish you and your families well over this period and into the future. Take good care, follow the Government and Ministry of Health guidance (they are there to keep our families and communities as safe as possible), be kind and look after each other.

If we can be of any assistance please do not hesitate in contacting us on 0800 227 741.

Kia maia, kia manawanui

Kia kaha tatou ki te tiaki i a tatou ano

Be strong, be resilient Let us all look after one another

Brent and the Capri Sanctuary Team.

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