With winter on the way, the risk of being reinfected with COVID-19 will be on the increase. While we are all feeling fatigued by the threats once again, there are still things that we can do to continue to protect ourselves and our loved ones.
Your first line of defence is your KN95 face mask. Read on for some reminders of how to protect yourself and your family as we enter the winter months.
Worldwide research continues on reinfection rates. Currently, evidence shows that if you have had COVID-19 in the last 90 days, you fall into the low-risk category for reinfection, specifically if it is the same variant. Despite having some protection going forward, outside of this 90-day window, a marked increase in reinfection rates has been observed.
Who Is Most At Risk Of Reinfection?
People who are most at risk of being reinfected are older people, those with preexisting conditions that make them more vulnerable, and those who have frequent close contact with infected people, for example, healthcare workers. If you call into one of these categories, you should take extra precautions to avoid reinfection.
Wearing Your KN95 Face Mask And Other Preventative Measures
Every year, as we head into the winter months, there is traditionally an increase in illnesses like colds and flu. So, now is the time to take heed of public guidance on protecting yourself from these illnesses and from COVID-19.
- Do not go out if you are not feeling well.
- Wash hands regularly and properly.
- Wear your KN95 face mask when out and about in public.
- Keep a physical distance from other people wherever possible.
- Consider your vaccination options for both COVID-19 and influenza.
What To Do If You Are Reinfected
If you become unwell with any respiratory symptoms, you will be well advised to stay at home and rest as much rest as possible to aid your recovery. If the symptoms worsen, you should seek advice from your doctor or health practitioner.
Remember that all respiratory illnesses should be taken seriously. Taking the time to recover fully is vital to help your body to rebuild and help in fighting off future infections.
Contact MEOAIR today for all your KN95 face mask needs. We have a comprehensive range of KN95 certified face masks for adults and kids. This means that our masks meet the KN95 filtration standards for your protection and peace of mind.