You probably know all that already. The purpose of this post is to act as a reminder of safety advice for the Football Manager community.
As more and more people are advised to stay home and most sporting events have already been suspended, I think it makes sense to actually stay home as much as possible. It's safer and helps control the virus spread.
Staying home and playing more Football Manager might be a natural choice and there's nothing wrong with that. I'm just hoping Sports Interactive won't roll out a patch that simulates a virus outbreak in-game.
Joking aside, it's important to maintain a healthy lifestyle - including proper diet, sleep, exercise and social contacts with loved ones at home and by email / phone / chat with other family and friends.
So now let's briefly go through the basic protective measures against the new coronavirus as explained by the World Health Organization.
Protect yourself and others from getting sick
Wash your hands frequentlyWashing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
This process kills viruses that may be on your hands.
When exactly to wash your hands with soap and running water:
- after coughing or sneezing
- when caring for the sick
- before, during and after you prepare food
- before eating
- after toilet use
- after handling animals or animal waste
- when hands are visibly dirty
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouthHands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Practice food safetyUsing different chopping boards and knives for raw meat and cooked foods.
Practice respiratory hygieneCover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze.
Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Maintain social distancingMaintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care earlyIf you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Source: World Health Organization