What can I do to help stop COVID-19?
Text updated on 2021-04-20
Your role is essential in stemming the epidemic not only by behaving responsibly to protect yourself and others, but also by helping out, according to your skills and circumstances.
The most important thing is to respect barrier gestures, social distancing, and to protect the vulnerable
It is through a collective effort that we will overcome the epidemic of COVID-19. Everyone must behave responsibly to protect themselves and others: wash your hands, wear a mask and keep safe distances. It is important to ensure that enclosed spaces are well ventilated: offices, classrooms, but also public transport (bus, metro, train, tram). It is also important to help others apply and understand these barrier measures. Make homemade masks and distribute them around you (neighbours, postman, deliveryman, etc.). Make this website known, for example!
Be aware of the psychological state of your loved ones and yourself
Crisis, confinement, absence from work or school, have consequences on our psychological state. More than ever, it is important to maintain social contact by phone, SMS, video chat, etc. Each person reacts differently. It is important at this particular time to check in with loved ones or those who are isolated. For French speakers, you can send letters to the needy and totally isolated by going to https://1lettre1sourire.org. Contact your municipality: it needs volunteers, for example to distribute groceries or meals to people in difficulty, and especially those who must remain isolated in case of symptoms or contact with a person with the COVID-19.
Participate in the collection of scientific data
Answering scientific questionnaires is very useful to help researchers to better understand the current unprecedented situation, and to find ways out of the crisis. You can also provide financial support to the medical and scientific effort against COVID-19.
Keep up to date with the guidelines for limiting the outbreak of COVID-19
Prefer reliable and official sources, at a moderate frequency, because the overdose of information can generate anxiety.