- This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26/27 degrees
- It hates the Sun
- If someone sneezes with it, it takes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne
- If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours – so if you come into contact with any metal surface – wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap
- On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours and normal laundry detergent will kill it
- According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, it is thought that there are 2 ways that COVID-19 can be spread.
- Person-to-person spread
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are within about 6 feet from one another.
- 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.
- Spread from contact with infected surfaces or objects
- It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes
- Should you experience a fever, symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing, difficulty in breathing, been in close contact2with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you live in or have recently travelled to an area with ongoing spread, we highly recommend that you consult a medical expert for immediate testing