What's happening

The Newcastle Mall has also become a cornerstone for community activity through consumer-centred and socially responsible marketing. During the School Holidays in July, there is entertainment for the children, which includes Cartoon Character visits, Fun Entertainers and Activities to participate in.

 

COVID-19

 

Started Thursday, March 26th, 2020

What you need to know

How it spreads
Human Coronavirus most commonly spread from an infected person to others through:
Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands
Rarely, faecal contamination
Coughing and sneezing
Close personal contacts, such as touching or shaking hands

Symptoms
Cough
Short of breath
Fever
Sore throat
Headache
Runny nose

Take Care
For those with a weakened immune system. older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as diabetes and heart disease)
are more at risk of developing severe disease, e.g pneumonia or bronchitis.

Risk reduction
There are currently no vaccines available to protect you against coronavirus infection
Avoid close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections
Frequent handwashing, especially after direct contact with ill people or their environment
Avoiding unprotected contact with a farm of wild animals
People with symptoms of acute respiratory infection should practice cough etiquette e.g cover coughs and sneezes with your hand or with a tissue.

If you are mildly sick, keep yourself hydrated and monitor your symptoms closely.
If your symptoms deteriorate, contact your healthcare provider or employer.


Wellbeing

 

Started Thursday, March 26th, 2020

How to wash your hands correctly

Hand-washing is one of the best ways to prevent you and your family from getting sick. You can help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing your hands often.

Before, during and after preparing food
Before eating food
Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick
Before and after treating a cut or wound
After using teh toilet
After changing diapers or cleaning a child who has used the toilet
After blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
After touching an animal, animal feed or animal waste
After handling pet food or pet treats
After touching garbage and garbage bins

Follow these five steps every time:

1. Wet your hands with clean running water (warm or wold) turn off the tap and apply soap.
2. lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Later the back of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails.
3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the " Happy Birthday" song from beginning to end twice.
4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

Use hand sanitizer when you cannot use soap and water
Washing hands with soap and water are the best way to get rid of germs in most situations. If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 70% alcohol. You can tell if the sanitiser contains at least 70% alcohol-based content by looking at the product label.

How to use hand sanitiser
Apply the product to the palm of one hand as per the product label
Rub your hands together
Rud the gel over your hands and finger until your hands are dry.
This should tale around 20 seconds.