COVID newsletter

♥️ STAY IN BED to STOP THE SPREAD ♥️

Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.

—Psalm 57:1 (NIV) 

 

Staying safe during this pandemic is challenging but it is important that we are not only keeping ourselves safe and healthy, but also the people we associate ourselves with to prevent spreading the virus. As you may know, the second wave of COVID-19 has just begun and is spreading quickly. Unfortunately COVID-19 has spread to NSW and as of the 31st of July we have had 3 756 new cases. 2 989 people have recovered and 49 have sadly passed. Recent cases nearby include: the confirmed case at Hurricanes, Brighton on the 15th of July and the more recent case at ProfessioNAIL, Westfield Hurstville on the 29th of July. The virus is only going to get worse and as such we have to remember to stick to the recommended practices if we want this pandemic to end. We must stay safe together!

Below are rules we must adhere to in order to stop the spread:

  1. If you have any symptoms remember to get tested and stay at home while you are waiting for test results.
  2. Take extra precaution around vulnerable people such as; the elderly
  3. Stay away from people with flu like symptoms such as:
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of smell
  • Loss of taste
  1. Keep your hygiene up
  2. Practice Physical distancing around others
  3. Avoid crowded places
  4. Only Up to 20 visitors may visit another household at once

 

For more information visit:

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rules

 

Also, school expectations state that you should travel directly to and from school and should not visit Westfield, Hurstville unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. This helps the community stop the spread of COVID-19. An additional way to stay safe is to wear a mask in places where you can’t socially distance.

Provided below, are three different ways to make a quick and easy customisable mask. The first option is a cloth mask which involves a thread and needle or a sewing machine, the second option is a bandana style mask which needs rubber bands and the third option is a T-shirt mask which doesn’t need anything other than scissors to cut but the shirt should be made out of 100% cotton. 

For more information on how to make these masks visit:

https://www.creativebloq.com/news/how-to-make-a-face-mask.

 

 

 Stay safe, Be well, Jessica ♥️  

 

 

Written by Jessica Hanna

Edited by Penny Kalantzis