The DVG advises anyone with respiratory symptoms similar to the flu to keep away from others where possible to prevent transmission of respiratory viruses to third parties. It is not only COVID that causes respiratory problems with possible complications or even death, but also viruses such as Influenza, Parainfluenza, Rotavirus, Adenovirus, and others.
In case someone is unsure whether they have COVID, the DVG recommends the following:
- Do a self-test that you purchase at the pharmacy. If you test positive, please isolate yourself from others or avoid direct contact with others for at least five days until you feel better.
- Work from home to what extent this is possible. Consult with your employer.
- Avoid direct contact with vulnerable persons who may become seriously ill due to respiratory complications. Use face masks, if it is not possible, to avoid others (for example. if you have to take care of someone else).
- Follow general hygiene guidelines such as frequent hand washing, especially before eating, and avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Follow hygiene guidelines when sneezing or coughing.
- Provide good ventilation at home.
- Consult your GP by telephone for advice and treatment.
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