Protecting you from COVID-19

Quick guides to help protect you and your family (South Africa)

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About this course

The development of this course has been a collaboration between THE BAMBOO TREE in Australia and twyg in South Africa. The course is aimed at communities in South Africa who need simple, accessible information around protecting themselves and their families from COVID-19.

What you'll learn

  • How it spreads - A guide to help learn what we know about the virus, how it spreads and social distancing
  • Masks - A practical guide on how to protect yourself with a mask, when to use a mask plus 3 easy make patterns for cloth masks.
  • Wash your hands - An outline of why, when and how to wash hands
  • Stop the spread - a reminder of how to stop the spread through covering coughs and sneezes, not touching our faces and cleaning and disinfecting.

Course Content

  • How it spreads

    Learn what we know about the virus and how it spreads

    Lesson Excerpts

    • COVID-19: How It Spreads A Quick Guide

      COVID-19: How It Spreads A Quick Guide
    • Is this TRUE or FALSE?

    • Avoid contact with people

  • Masks

    Learn how to protect yourself and your family with masks

    Lesson Excerpts

    • COVID-19: Masks A Quick Guide

      COVID-19: Masks A Quick Guide
    • Today's Lesson: Masks Since we can spread COVID-19 even if we don't feel sick, we should wear a mask when we go out or when we are at home with a sick person. This lesson will cover: How and when to wear a mask 3 Easy mask patterns

      Today's Lesson: Masks Since we can spread COVID-19 even if we don't feel sick, we should wear a mask when we go out or when we are at home with a sick person. This lesson will cover: How and when to wear a mask 3 Easy mask patterns
    • 3. SEWN CLOTH MASK

  • Wash your hands

    Learn why, when and how to wash your hands

    Lesson Excerpts

    • A MESSAGE FROM MADIBA

    • Today's Lesson: Washing Your Hands We explain how washing your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds - especially after you have been in a public place, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing and before and after preparing food - will help protect you from the virus.

      Today's Lesson: Washing Your Hands We explain how washing your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds - especially after you have been in a public place, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing and before and after preparing food - will help protect you from the virus.
    • Step1: Wet and Add Soap Wet your hands with warm/cold water. Hot water is not needed - soap will get rid of the virus. Add soap to cover all over both your hands.

      Step1: Wet and Add Soap Wet your hands with warm/cold water. Hot water is not needed - soap will get rid of the virus. Add soap to cover all over both your hands.
  • Stop the spread

    Learn how to help stop the spread of COVID-19

    Lesson Excerpts

    • COVID-19: Stop The Spread A Quick Guide

      COVID-19: Stop The Spread A Quick Guide
    • When Cleaning and Disinfecting

    • Remember that coughing and sneezing spreads the virus. So if you need to cough or sneeze, use a tissue or do it into your elbow.

      Remember that coughing and sneezing spreads the virus. So if you need to cough or sneeze, use a tissue or do it into your elbow.

Course Authors

The Bamboo Tree

THE BAMBOO TREE is a learning and development consulting company specialising in the growth and development of individuals and organisations. Specialists in blended learning and development strategies, we focus on behavioural change for the individual and the overall culture of an organisation.

Twyg

Twyg is a not-for-profit company inspiring and supporting a modern, eco-conscious and forward-thinking lifestyle. We recognise the urgency of the climate crisis and play a part in the solution. Our work is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals focussing on SDG12, sustainable consumption and production patterns. We create content about fashion, food and places that don’t harm the planet nor people. We create bespoke experiences, workshops and campaigns in collaboration with like-minded organisations that inspire people to make sustainable, inclusive and ethical lifestyle choices.

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