What are the most effective ways to reduce the risk of coronavirus if I still have to travel?
Don’t! Stay at home if you have flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, sneezing, etc.). At this stage, remote work from home is encouraged and business trips are postponed for a further moment. Many companies work remotely at least part of the time or self-carat when they are with sick employees, aided by the ease that technology provides in their day-to-day work.
The most important rules to follow:
- Regularly wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds with warm water and soap.
- Avoid close contact with other people, especially exhibiting symptoms. The current recommendations are to maintain a distance of 2 m between people, as well as to practice social distance whenever possible.
- Consider skipping the traditional handshake.
- Disinfect all surfaces during flight on the aircraft – the table and armrests of the seat, all common surfaces in the aircraft. This includes items such as magazines, touchscreen TVs and remote controls.
- Prepare your flu medications and take them with you. If you get sick, the last thing you want to do is look for a pharmacy to buy drugs in an unfamiliar city.
- Wear face masks – they will not protect you from the air virus, but if you get sick, you can protect those around you.
- And again … do not travel if you do not have to!