1. Covid 19

Lesson
Materials

Community Health Club Members know how to prevent Covid 19

  1. All adults and children wear masks in public
  2. Social spacing of at least 2 meters is observed in crowds
  3. Frequent hand washing with soap after public contact
  4. Isolation for those with symptoms
  5. Willingness to be tested and treated
PARTICIPATORY ACTIVITY
BLOCKING THE ROUTE

 

 The ‘transmission route’ of Covid 19  on  cards (1-17)  are given out. 

Then the prevention cards (18 -28)  are given out.

Each person with a card comes forward to the front  and  stands in front of the transmission card that they could block, whilst explaining how their card can block the route of the transmission card.

When all cards have been shown, a discussion takes place as to the most effective interventions that can be done to ‘block the route’ of transmission.

The group must decide what is to be done before the next session to block this transmission route.

The Use of Visual Aids

Visual Aids are needed in this session to enable participants to visualise and prompt discussion and debate.  

Download Africa AHEAD Visual Aids from the .pdf layout from link above ‘Materials’

 Print each picture on  A4 paper. 

Fold each paper in half and laminate.

For instructions how to do this activity print out  the one page Facilitator Guide found by clicking the ‘Materials’ button above. 

Videos

The open source  Video above can be downloaded in a variety of languages from Global Health Media at no charge.

Vaccination protects you from getting seriously ill and dying from COVID-19. For the first fourteen days after getting a vaccination, you do not have significant levels of protection, then it increases gradually. For a single dose vaccine, immunity will generally occur two weeks after vaccination. For two-dose vaccines, both doses are needed to achieve the highest level of immunity possible. 

We are still learning if a vaccine keeps you from being infected and passing the virus on to others (transmission). it appears it is protection against severe disease and hospitalization. However, no vaccine is 100% effective and breakthrough infections may still occur. 

Covid  variants such as Delta may not respond.  Therefore maintaining standard prevention measures is important especially in communities where SARS CoV-2 circulation is significant.

 maintain at least a 1-metre distance from others, 

cover a cough or sneeze in your elbow, 

clean your hands frequently  wear a mask, particularly in enclosed, crowded or poorly ventilated spaces. Always follow guidance from local authorities based on the situation and risk where you live.

FAQs

For updates on information on covid 19 use the WHO website

 

Because COVID vaccines have only been developed in the past months, it’s too early to know the duration of protection of COVID-19 vaccines. Research is ongoing to answer this question. However, it’s encouraging that available data suggest that most people who recover from COVID-19 develop an immune response that provides at least some period of protection against reinfection – although we’re still learning how strong this protection is, and how long it lasts.

 

TOPIC NAME

 

TRANSMISSION OF COVID 19

1

Person not  affected by Covid

2

Person with Covid 19

3

Virus in the air

4

Spreading by Sneezing

5

Smoking is bad for Covid suffers

6

Spreading virus by mucous

7

Spreading by spitting

8

Spreading by picking nose

9

Spreading by touching mouth

10

Spreading by throwing tissues

11

Spreading by touching soiled tissue

12

Spreading by sharing towels

13

Spreading by physical contact

14

Spreading by sharing a room

15

Helping sick without protection

16

Spreading by shaking hands

17

Spread by being in a crowd of people

 

TOPIC NAME

 

PREVENTION OF COVID 19

18

Keep distance when sneezing

19

Sneeze into elbow

20

Handwashing or sanitizing

21

Drying hands without towel

22

Covering nose and mouth completely

23

Self isolation when infected

24

Protection when treating those infected

25

Maintaining distance in queues

26

Distance of two meters between people

27

Elbow tapping for greeting

28

Use of individual drinking cups