COVID Alert SA is South Africa’s COVID exposure notification app. It lets people know when they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. It can be used by everyone in SA who has a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. The success of the app relies on a high number of people downloading it. However, there has been much uncertainty about downloading the app – and the security thereof. Here is what you need to know:Read more
With the threat of COVID-19 putting them into quarantine or isolation, and the risk of missing an exam meaning that they may not matriculate, what can we do to keep our Matrics safe and sane?Read more
With the upcoming break, holiday makers can use these tips to keep safe when staying at a hotel. As always, those who are high risk patients (elderly, obese, those with comorbidities like diabetes and heart disease) need to do a risk: benefit analysis and decide if it is worth the outing or better to #stayathome.Read more
So, as long as you are exercising caution and the gym is abiding by the regulations and protocol, you can consider visiting the gym. Establish a habit of weighing risks vs benefits, before any activity. Remember that just because we are legally allowed to do more, does not necessarily mean it is safe to do so.Read more
Just like adults, children (both big and small) are also experiencing anxiety during these unusual times. It is crucial that we keep a check on our kids mental health during Covid-19.
Let’s identify why they may be experiencing anxiety and then look at ways of keeping them mentally fit.
Coronavirus parties put participants as well as their unwilling contacts ( friends, family and colleagues) at risk of hospitalisation and death.
the surge in infections may end up causing schools and part of the economy to close again, as hospitals become overwhelmed These are just some of the reasons why these parties are a bad idea.. read more