Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
When I should I self-isolate?
As the NHS points out, if there’s a chance you could have coronavirus, you may be asked to stay away from other people (self-isolate).
This means you should:
- Stay at home
- Not go to work, school or public places
- Not use public transport or taxis
- Ask friends, family members or delivery services to do errands for you
Try to avoid visitors to your home – it’s OK for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop off food
“You may need to do this for up to 14 days to help reduce the possible spread of infection,” adds the health site.