Last Updated: April 2020
What can people do to protect themselves and others from getting the coronavirus
With CoVid-19 Coronavirus coming to our communities, we have to prioritize staying rational, keeping calm, strengthening our immune systems all while being vigilant by taking precautions that keep viruses from spreading.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which the World Health Organization (WHO) just described as a pandemic.The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
This health emergency has understandably caused concern and anxiety amongst the yoga community members. While we cannot eliminate all threats to the community, we can take preventative steps to minimize risk.
Yoga Alliance International remains vigilant and wants to share ways in which to practice meticulous health and hygiene habits to promote the safe teaching and practice of yoga. As with any situation, we advise the community to remain calm, stay informed, be prepared, and communicate.
We have compiled resources primarily from two credible sources which we recommend and encourage our members and the broader yoga community to consult on a regular basis for the most up-to-date information and guidance, given how quickly the information on this situation is evolving:
World Health Organization (WHO) regarding COVID-19;
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Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
Throw used tissues in the trash.
Maintain distance as advised by the Government of Australia
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease
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