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Coronavirus: Prevention

What can I do to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus?

  • Stay at home with symptoms such as a runny nose, cough, sore throat or a fever. Avoid social contacts.
  • If you do not have any symptoms, UvA policy is now that we work from home.
  • Make sure you follow up basic hygiene measures:
  • Wash your hands with soap regularly
  • Cough and sneeze on the inside of your elbow
  • Use paper handkerchief
  • Do not shake hands
  • Keep 1.5 metres (two arm's-lengths) apart from one another

More information about preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus can be found on the website of Dutch National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM).