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Facts and stats on COVID-19 and how to reduce the spread.
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  • Wearing a mask can reduce up to 80 per cent of virus droplets escaping into the air and therefore reduce further transmission. (GOV.uk)
  • By wearing a facemask, you can help to reduce the transmission of not just COVID-19 but other respiratory illnesses like flu. By wearing a mask, you can help to stop the spread of COVID-19. (World Health Organization)
  • Washing your hands for 20 seconds using soap and water or hand sanitiser is central to preventing and slowing the spread of COVID-19. (GOV.uk)
  • Appropriate hand hygiene prevents up to 50 per cent of avoidable infections in healthcare settings. (World Health Organization)
  • Cleaning your hands 6-10 times a day has been predicted to lower your personal risk of coronavirus infection. (Wellcome Open Research)
  • Near 80 per cent of people  say they will ‘probably’ or  ‘definitely’ keep using hand sanitiser as frequently as during the pandemic. (YouGov)
  • Vaccines have prevented nearly 32,000 deaths, 46,000+ hospital admissions, and 7.5 to 8.9 million infections in the UK to date (July 2021) (Public Health England)
  • Three in four Britons believe wearing face masks in public is very important (Ipsos MORI).
  • Vaccines are more than 90 per cent effective against hospitalisation with the Delta variant after two doses. (GOV.uk)
  • One dose of a COVID-19 vaccine can cut household transmission by half. (GOV.uk)
  • The risk of getting COVID-19 is higher in crowded and inadequately ventilated spaces. (World Health Organization)  
  • One in three people who have COVID-19 have no symptoms and could be spreading it without knowing. (NHS)
  • Between 1 October and 31 December 2020, research suggests the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app stopped up to 900,000 infections. (University of Oxford)