OUDTSHOORN NEWS - People in Oudtshoorn seem to be taking Covid-19 isolation seriously. An inspection to 71 households in Oudtshoorn where people are in self-isolation due to Covid-19 found that everyone was 100% compliant to regulations.
The inspection was undertaken by Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM) Environmental Health Practitioners (EHP) on Friday 17 July. Desmond Paulse, GRDM Manager for Municipal Health Services of the Klein Karoo Region verified this in a statement this week.
"EHPs from GRDM offices in the Hessequa, Mossel Bay and George sub-districts joined the GRDM Oudtshoorn EHPs to conduct Covid-19 compliance inspections at 71 households where positive Covid-19 patients were in self-isolation.
"Compliance visits include checking if those who are supposed to be in isolation are at home and are following all Covid-19 protocols, and in Oudtshoorn, we found 100% compliancy."
In concluding each visit, EHPs donate bottles of sanitiser sprays to each household and continue to raise health and hygiene awareness in the affected areas.
Each household is given pamphlets relating to home care advice and how to properly disinfect one’s home.
Guidelines for being Covid-safe at home are:
• Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and water,
• Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow and throw the tissue away safely in a bin,
• Double-bag household waste and store for five days before putting it out for collection.
• Clean and disinfect surfaces at home by mixing six teaspoons of bleach with one litre (4 cups) of water and apply to the surface. Leave for two minutes and then wipe off with water.
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