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Stop Touching your Face

Stop Touching your Face

SeaChange have identified the 10 safety behaviours we can all do to Starve the COVID-19 Beast! We explain why they are important, what to do, and how make each safety behaviour a long-lasting habit. See below for key information on Stop Touching your Face:

Why you should Stop Touching your Face:

Refraining from Touching your Face greatly reduces the spread of COVID-19

When you should Stop Touching your Face:

  • As often as possible!
  • Human beings touch their faces on average between 220 – 280 times per day!
  • Consider who you should stop touching your face for. Do you know anybody who is elderly, or pregnant, or diabetic, etc? It is more effective to make people think about others than themselves, due to the invulnerability bias most of us have. The potential consequences start to feel real when you spend just a couple of minutes considering the people you know who are at heightened risk of complications due to COVID-19.
  • In addition to not touching your face, you should not stick fingers anywhere near entry points such as eyes, nose and mouth.
  • You should also practice good grooming and hygiene, keeping your nails short and neat, sanitising your glasses regularly – or swap to contacts if you tolerate them well and they don’t make you rub your eyes

Triggers to Form the Habit(s):

The following may help to focus your attention on Refraining from Touching your Face:

  • Try to see how long you can keep your hands below shoulder height – compete with other people in your work area / home.
  • Keep your hands in your pockets if possible.
  • Keep your hands busy – fidget with spinners, cubes or stress balls, for instance.
  • But remember, fidgeting with objects also increases the number of surfaces you are touching, so they do have to be disinfected often!

For more detailed information and consultancy support on how to prepare and plan for COVID-19 onsite, contact SeaChange about our excellent and comprehensive ‘Ready Steady Go Programme’.  Call us now on +353 45 856 028, or email us on info@seachange-intl.com. (SeaChange home page here)

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