What Should Tradesperson Do With Coronavirus Covid-19
Friday 13th March 2020 - Covid-19
Not sure what to do when it comes to Covid-19 also known as Coronavirus the worldwide pandemic, then listen to what Martin Smith of EPHG Limited has to say on it.
Just below are some common questions for tradesperson regarding the Coronavirus.
- Should a tradesperson be worried of catching the Coronavirus
- What should a tradesperson do when visiting customers
- Will I catch the Coronavirus being a tradesperson
- What should a tradesperson do if they catch the Coronavirus
Should a tradesperson be worried of catching the Coronavirus
A tradesperson should be worried about catching the coronavirus but not the type of worry that someone is running after you with a gun or an emergency plumber not being able to stop a flood in your home.
The type of worry a tradesperson has from catching the Covid-19 virus would be a similar worry of just catching the general cold but a little bit worse similar to the flu or maybe worse
The level of worry you could have, would be depending on your general health.
It's not about how old you are but about the biological age you are.
If you think of the average age being 81 and the age of 81 being the measuremant for your biologic age, being 80 in your biological age would then give you 1 more year to live.
If 3% of the population who get the Covid-19 would cause an earlier dealth and 2.5% of them would be due to the biological age, then you could be sure in the year that about the average age would be 79 or there about's.
The reality would mean that if you or a relative was to die from the coronavirus disease, you would of likely die anyway within the next 2 or 3 years regardless of having the virus or not.
This would also mean that if you're fit enough to work, your biological age is below 78, then you should live on past the coronavirus.
Please bare in mind that the older your biological age is, the more harsh the virus could be.
Being in my 40's and thinking of my biological age, I'm not worried from dying from the coronavirus but what I am worried about is how harsh the coronavirus could be and considering my age, I would say it is more likely going to be similar to the flu or a little bit worse.
What should a tradesperson do when visiting customers
If I was you being the tradesperson, I would personally put some gloves on to reduce the risk of catching the coronavirus.
As it seems that it's well published that you can catch the coronavirus by placing your hands where someone with the virus has been and transfering the virus from your hands to your mouth, eyes and maybe other areas.
This would then make good sense to use disposal gloves when working at the customers premises knowing that when you take your gloves off, you could get rid of the virus and keep your hands clean at the same time.
The only other way your are likely to get the virus would be being airborn and being within a couple of meters of a person that has the virus could posiible transmit the virus.
When you're at a customers house, it is always best to be possitive and if you get the virus, the positive is that you should become imune to the virus once the virus has gone.
Will I catch the Coronavirus being a tradesperson
Just because you're a tradesperson doesn't mean you will catch the virus, however, the more people you visit, the higher the chance of catching the virus, however, the likelihood is that you would get the virus anyway.
What should a tradesperson do if they catch the Coronavirus
If a tradesperson catches the virus, it probably won't be until about 5 days later that you realise you have the virus and by that time, you would of passed it on.
If you don't have the virus, never had the coronavirus or you're not aware of having the virus, it may be best reducing contact from the vulnerable, however, if you're immune from the virus and no longer able to pass the virus on, then contact with the elderley should be fine.
If you're fully aware of having the virus, what you need to do is to quarantine yourself in your home for at least 7-days and get further medical advice via the NHS online website and try not to contact them.
If a family member has the virus and the likelyhood of you getting the virus is too high, then you're best to follow the government guidlines and quarantine yourself.
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