Student's Guide to Coronavirus
With the growing coronavirus pandemic rising by the day, it is important for as us student's to stay resilient, proactive and healthy in the weeks-months to come.
We as medical students have put together this guide to help you stay on track in your journey to medicine.
Let's do this.
By staying at home, we as a community, as a country can minimise the spread of the coronavirus. As shown by the infographic, social distancing can play a huge role in 'flattening the curve' so that we can give the NHS time to prepare and ensure our NHS won't be overwhelmed.
We can stay in touch with friends and family by video them e.g. via Whatsapp, Skype or Facetime. Reaching out to those who we haven't spoken to in a while will be a great way to catch up as well as to raise everyone's moods and wellbeing.
Exercise is essential for our physical and mental health. However, if we do decide to go on runs or go for a bike ride, we need to ensure that we are practising social distancing and keeping at least 2 metres away from anybody. Check the government website for the latest news on this.
Create a new daily routine; set aside time that you will spend catching up on lessons, completing homework/coursework, finding new knowledge on YouTube and developing better study habits e.g. through active recall.
Wash your hands - but not excessively. Make sure that you wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap/handwash and that you're using the proper hand-washing technique.
Limit the news and be careful of what you read. There is a lot misinformation circulating around social media so stay informed by sticking to trusted sources of information such as government and NHS websites.