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What is Windermere Canoe Kayak doing to prevent spread of infection

To ensure your safety during this time, we are closely following guidance from Public Health England and implementing regular hygiene procedures and social distancing in store. We are adapting our procedures as the situation develops and will keep you updated with any changes that may occur.

As a public facing business we are aware of the possibilities of the Corona Virus spreading if we were to come into contact with it. We kindly ask that if you have been in a high risk area or have any of the possible symptoms that you refrain from entering the shop.

Information About COVID-19 - The incubation period of COVID-19 is between 2 to 14 days. This means that if a person remains well 14 days after contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus, they have not been infected.

Signs and Symptoms - The following symptoms may develop in the 14 days after exposure to someone who has COVID-19 infection:

  • Cough
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Fever

From what we know about other coronaviruses, spread of COVID-19 is most likely to happen when there is close contact (within 2 metres or less) with an infected person. Respiratory secretions produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes containing the virus are most likely to be the main means of transmission. It is also possible that someone may become infected by touching a surface, object or the hand of an infected person that has been contaminated with respiratory secretions and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes (such as touching door knob or shaking hands then touching own face)

Preventing spread of infection - There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus.

Public Health England (PHE) recommends that the following general cold and flu precautions are taken to help prevent people from catching and spreading COVID-19:

  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze. See Catch it, Bin it, Kill it
  • put used tissues in the bin straight away
  • wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available. See hand washing guidance
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

People who have returned from high risk areas, in the last 14 days should stay at home whether they have symptoms or not. This includes avoiding attending public settings or work until 14 days after they leave.