Note: Your progress in watching these videos WILL NOT be tracked. These training videos are the same videos you will experience when you take the full Coronavirus COVID-19 Level 2 (VTQ) program. You may begin the training for free at any time to start officially tracking your progress toward your certificate of completion.

Show full transcript for Coronavirus what you should do during a lockdown? video
Need personal protective equipment?

Slowing Down the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

How to Help Slow Down the Spread

  • Stay at Home: Avoid unnecessary journeys or social contact.
  • Essential Outings Only: Leave the house for shopping, medical needs, or exercise once daily.
  • Travel to Work Only if Necessary: Limit travel to and from work to essential purposes.
  • Limit Social Gatherings: Gatherings of more than two people are banned (excluding household members).
  • Avoid Visiting Others: Refrain from visiting other households or socialising outside your home.
  • Isolate if Symptomatic: If symptoms develop, isolate yourself and your family.
  • Keep in Touch Virtually: Maintain contact with family and friends through phone calls, video chats, or texting.

Preventive Measures to Avoid Coronavirus

  • Thorough Hand Cleaning: Wash hands for 20 to 30 seconds as recommended by the World Health Organisation.
  • Catch Coughs and Sneezes: Use disposable tissues and dispose of them promptly; if unavailable, use your sleeve.
  • Hand Hygiene: Wash hands or use alcohol hand gel after coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid Touching Face: Refrain from touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Recognizing Symptoms and Seeking Help

The main symptoms of Coronavirus include fever, tiredness, continuous cough, and breathing difficulties. If living with someone displaying symptoms:

  • Stay at home for 14 days.
  • Maintain distance from others within the household.
  • If symptoms worsen or persist after seven days, seek medical advice.
  • Use the online 111 Coronavirus service at (Northern Ireland: call 111).