It is important that you consider measures that will help to minimise the risk of infection spreading and helping to keep the spread of infection under control. We should all of us see fewer people than we are used to. It is important that you remember the five general pieces of advice given by the National Board of Health in Greenland (“Landslægeembedet”). This way you take care of yourself and take care of others.
Here is some good advice relating to everyday life:
1. Meeting friends
When you are together with a lot of people, the risk of becoming infected and of infecting others with the coronavirus increases. Therefore, you should limit your social interactions, both in relation to how many people you meet with, how much time you spend together and how many people you see generally. There can be a risk that you spread the infection even though you do not have any symptoms. This applies regardless of whether you have tested negative, have previously been infected or are vaccinated. Stay in contact with the people you do not see as often by writing to them or speaking to them on the phone.
The risk of becoming infected increases in those places where there are a lot of contact points, e.g. where a lot of people use the same exercise equipment.
- Exercise outside, if possible.
- Use your own equipment as much as possible.
- Thoroughly disinfect equipment that is shared with other people.
- Do not share water bottles.
- Wash your hands or disinfect your hands before and after training. This is especially important if you exercise in gyms or if you do sport.
3. Dating and sex
The coronavirus can infect people through droplets that are transferred through close contact, e.g. by kissing.
- Go on dates and have sex only if you have no COVID-19 symptoms, have tested negative for COVID-19 and are not a close contact.
- Have sex with your regular partner or as few partners as possible.
- Remember good hand hygiene.
4. Look after one another
Remember to protect yourself. It is also best if you protect those around you – also those people who are at increased risk of becoming sick with COVID-19.
5. If you are worried
Many young people are experiencing difficulties during this time. Some people have felt lonely while others have worried more than they normally do, and perhaps even in a way where the worries have become excessive.