What can I do to protect myself and others?


Generic individual protection measures against respiratory diseases include:

– Carry out frequent hand hygiene (washing with soap and water or alcoholic solutions).

– When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with your elbow flexed.

– Use disposable tissues, throw them away after use and wash your hands immediately afterwards.

– Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, as hands facilitate transmission.

– Maintain a physical safety distance of at least 1.5 meters from other people.

– Be careful with the surfaces that are most touched and clean them regularly.

– Use a mask:

  – Its use is mandatory in public transport and when it is not possible to maintain a safe distance on public roads, in outdoor spaces, closed spaces for public use or open to the public.

  – It is mandatory for all people from 6 years of age, except for the exceptions: respiratory difficulty that may be aggravated by the use of a mask, health reasons that contraindicate its use duly justified, people with disabilities or a situation of dependency that present alterations of conduct that make its use unviable, or in activities in which the use of the mask is incompatible or due to force majeure or situation of need.

– If symptoms occur, the person should isolate himself in a room and follow the recommendations in the section of this document on What should I do if I have symptoms?

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