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COVID 19 CHECK LIST 

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1. CLEAN REGULARLY

Make sure you reach all the surfaces inside and outside your cabin that you touch regularly. Also don't forget portable tools you may use every other day or during a break down or when overnighting! (Steering wheel, radio, door handles, levers, buttons etc.) 


For best results, use a soapy solution or a sprayable disinfectant. 

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2. Ventilate your truck

It has been proven that fresh air limits the spread and transfer of the virus. Whenever possible, ventilate your truck's cabin or drive with windows open.

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3. Disinfect your hands

Clean your hands after leaving and -re-entering your cab by either washing your hands for at least 30 seconds with soapy water and rinsing or by applying a disinfectant gel, spray or liquid that contains a high percentage alcohol or vinegar. 

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4. use your own pen

When you have to sign delivery notes or transport documents, make sure you are using your own pen. Carrying your own pen with you at all times and not allowing others to use it, will further minimize the contact you may have with infected individuals.

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5. Stay in your cab

Whenever possible, when you are at a customer's site or at a loading premises, stay in your cab. This will minimize the contact you may have with strangers that may be spreading the virus unknowingly. 

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6. Keep your distance

By maintaining social distance of at least 1.5 to 2 meters between yourself and others, you are protecting them and yourself. Avoid crowded offices, eating rooms, canteens or shops. 

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7. Avoid shaking hands

The virus spreads through coughing, sneezing and bodily fluids and can survive for some time outside the body. By using your elbows to greet people and not by shaking hands, you are minimizing your risk of coming into contact with the virus.

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8. isolate if sick

If you, your colleague or anyone you have been in contact with shows signs of fever, dry cough or a persistent sore throat, inform your manager immediately and seek medical attention from one of the sources mentioned below.

FAQ about covid 19 & where to get help

How is COVID 19 transmitted ?

Transmission of the virus is via respiratory droplets, similar to how influenza and other respiratory pathogens spread. When a person infected with COVID-19 coughs or sneezes, they release droplets of infected fluid. Larger droplets fall on nearby surfaces for example tables, counters in shops, seats in cars/taxi etc. If you touch these surfaces the virus may transfer to your hands, then to mouth, nose or eyes when you touch your face.  People may also be infected by breathing in droplets if standing with 1m of infected person.  You cannot become infected through your skin. 

What are the symptoms ?

Symptoms include ANY of the following respiratory symptoms: cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, anosmia (loss of sense of smell), dysgeusia (alteration of the sense of taste) with or without other symptoms (which may include fever, weakness, myalgia, or diarrhoea). The severity of illness can range from people who are infected without any illness (asymptomatic infection) to mild respiratory illness, to severe illness requiring admission to hospital or death. The majority of patients (approximately 80%) will have mild respiratory illness. 

What do I do if I have symptoms or think I may be infected ?

You can either contact your nearest health clinic, hospital or doctor to receive instructions to the nearest testing centre or you can use these details to access governmental assistance:

COVID-19 Public Hotline: 0800 029 999

WhatsApp Support Line: 0600-123456

info@vaccinesupport.org.za

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