Stay Aware & Safe during COVID-19 lockdown

: Stay Aware & Safe during COVID-19 lockdown

In the wake of the global pandemic, the novel coronavirus (COVID19), we understand that social distancing is one of the most important preventive step. As healthcare professionals in today’s time, we request you to adhere to the various rules and regulations set aside by the World Health Organization (W.H.O) and DHHS.VIC.GOV.AU.

If we could work together and in tandem, we could help slow down the spread of COVID-19 and contain it. This blog would list down few tips we could use at home to sail through this social distancing.

We know Covid-19 spreads quickly by droplets by sneezing, coughing and or even touching objects where droplets have fallen. One of the more severe complications of this infection is respiratory illness. People who have underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, or cancer are more at risk.

Let’s Slow the Spread of COVID-19

The foremost thing we can do to be safe is to SOCIAL DISTANCING. Try to avoid non-essential travel. If we have to do, then please wear masks, try not to touch public places, use hand sanitizer or wipe your hand frequently, follow respiratory etiquettes.

This takes us to the next point, that of practicing. We should maintain a distance of one and half meter with next person if we are at public places. In this tech-savvy world, connecting with loved ones is not that difficult. So please do not invite or visit any one till the health authority advise us.

Now, keep WASHING YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY. While most people would recommend a sanitizer, simple soap and water rinse for around twenty seconds is good enough. Keep the hand sanitizer when traveling in public or if soap and water is not available.

DO NOT TOUCH YOUR EYES, MOUTH, OR NOSE if our hands are not clean. Please remember not to bring home fomites. Best to wipe our door knobs which could have been touched by some one else. Dispose off the contaminated tissue appropriately and wash hands again.

Always maintain GOOD ORAL HYGIENE. Given the fact that a significant coronavirus symptom is a respiratory illness, maintaining healthy oral hygiene is important. At this stage there is no link but in general there is link between poor oral hygiene and upper respiratory tract infections. Brush your teeth regularly including your tongue and try to rinse with warm water and salt to reduce throat pain.

Maintain a healthy routine if you are working from home or if you have been forced to take leave.

Whatever our circumstances are, healthy habits and healthy diet and routine will make us face the lockdown smoothly.

Please do not forget to do regular exercise either in your backyard or outside maintaining social distancing.

Learn new games online or watch comedy or listen to music. Share cooking tips over the phone with your family & friends.

We are living in an era where we have to follow social distancing but not social media isolation.

What Happens When You Feel Sick?

1. Dial your doctor: He or she would be able to give you the best advice on your condition. If you are experiencing fever, cough, please inform the clinic so that they can arrange a suitable time or see you in your vehicle.

2. Stay in isolation: If you have been asked to stay in isolation do not leave your room and have a family member or friend who could drop you the basic necessities at your doorstep.

3. Wear your face masks: Since the time this pandemic broke in, everyone has been stressing on the usage of face masks. Wearing them at all times is crucial to ensure the virus is not transmitted from each other.


Hotline for Covid-19 1800 675 398


Conclusion: Northcote Family Dental, situated at 181A High Street, Northcote, is a general dentistry clinic that has been serving Northcote and its surrounding suburbs for the past 60 years. Should you wish to know more about the clinic and talk to Our dentists please give us a call at 9481 5747.