Transmission of any infectious virus
An infected person may exhale the virus by coughing or sneezing which could then be transferring infected droplets by as much as 6ft. Therefore during a pandemic or epidemic of any kind it is advisable to keep a distance whenever possible so as not to help spread the virus.
What are the risks of getting Covid-19
According to UK government scientist Chris Whitty Chief Medical Officer (11/5/2020) aprox 80% of people may never show symptoms or if they do they will be mild. 20% of high risk patients may get symptoms but will recover. 1% or less may get seriously ill or die from covid-19. Please note this information may vary in different countries.
Cold viruses have been shown to survive on indoor surfaces for approximately seven days. Flu viruses, however, are active for only 24 hours.
All viruses have the potential to live on hard surfaces, such as metal and plastic, longer than on fabrics and other soft surfaces. In fact, infectious flu viruses can survive on tissues for only 15 mins.
Cleaning your Work Area or Station
The best defense against active viruses remains thorough hand washing. In addition, wiping down surfaces with anti-bacterial or alcohol-based cleaners will help kill viruses and decrease the chances of transmission. During in any outbreak it is important that you clean your area regularly and after each client.