Minimising the risk of infection

You can prevent coronavirus infections by following the basic instructions carefully.

Wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.

Use an alcoholic hand sanitiser if water and soap are not available.

If you feel the need to cough, use a handkerchief or upper sleeve – do not cough freely facing
other people, or into your hands.

  • Ensure a safe distance of at least 2 metres from others.
  • Wearing a mask is recommended.

Wash your hands every time you come in from outside, before cooking and eating, after going to the toilet and changing nappies, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing, or when you have touched the same surfaces as a person with flu-like symptoms.

Be sure to keep a safe distance of at least 2 metres from others. If it is not possible to keep a distance of 2 metres from others, it is recommended to wear a face mask to prevent the spread of infection.

Greet friends with a wave. Avoid hugging, shaking hands and other physical contact when meeting acquaintances.


To minimise the risk of infection, the following should also be taken into account:

  • Change hand towels frequently at home and use disposable towels outside the home.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth unless you have just washed your hands.
  • If you have even mild symptoms (fatigue, headache, runny nose, cough, fever, abdominal pain, vomiting or diarrhoea), book an appointment for a coronavirus test and rest at home.
  • Be wary of participating in public and private events.
  • Work remotely when possible.