Teach your child to do the same things everyone should do to stay healthy – eg avoiding sick individuals, coughing/sneezing into napkins or elbows, washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water, using alcohol-based hand sanitisers if soap and water is not readily available. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects (doorknobs, light switches, tabletops etc) and, if appropriate, launder items in accordance with the manufacturers instructions (including washable plush toys). Note that dirty laundry from someone who is ill can be washed with other people’s items.
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