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To Prevent Infections, Develop and Practice Healthy Habits!

With the number of persons infected with COVID-19 increasing, we have produced two fliers: “5 Situations That Increase the Risk of Infection” and “Creative Ways to Enjoy Meals Together While Lowering the Risk of Infection.”

To read “Creative Ways to Enjoy Meals Together While Lowering the Risk of Infection,” please click here.

To read “5 Situations That Increase the Risk of Infection,” please click here.

To read about basic infection countermeasures that are important to follow in everyday life, including the abovementioned situations, please click here.

For other information on preventing infection, please visit the websites of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and Shinjuku City.

A Lifestyle That Prevents Infection

To protect your life, the lives of those you love, and the lives of all those around you, it is vital to bear in mind the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle from the perspective of preventing infectious diseases in our everyday lives.

Avoid the 3 Cs

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Avoid Closed Spaces
Ventilate the room frequently.Avoid Crowded Places
Reduce the number of people in one location.Avoid Close Contact
Maintain a distance of two meters
between people whenever possible (and at least one meter).

Wear a Mask, Wash Your Hands, Rest, and Disinfect

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Wear a mask when you go outside.
Wear a mask indoors and during conversations, even if you do not have any symptoms.Wash your hands frequently.
It’s also a good idea to take a shower after coming home.When you do not feel well, take the day off and rest instead of forcing yourself to go to work.Regularly disinfect surfaces that everyone touches.

To Prevent Coming into Contact with the Virus

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Use online communications (such as videophones and teleconferencing) to communicate with others.Avoid serving and eating meals family style, with a lot of talking, people facing each other, or with a lot of people.
Since droplets fly in the air, be extra careful when you take off your mask to eat or drink!
Make use of food takeout and delivery services.Use electronic payment and purchasing systems for shopping. When you have to visit some place, try to avoid going when it is crowded.When going outside, consider going on foot or by bicycle.

Inquiries Shinjuku Public Health Center
Tel: 03-5273-3862
Fax: 03-5273-3820

“5 situations” That Increase the Risk of Infection

In preparation for the yearend when people will have more opportunities for gathering—including occasions with meals and alcoholic beverages—the government has announced five situations that increase the risk of infection. To prevent infection, make sure to avoid these five situations whenever possible.

【Five Situations】
■ Social gatherings with drinking alcohol
■ Long feasts in large groups
■ Conversation without a mask
■ Living together in a small limited space
■ Switching locations

For details on different situations, please read the leaflet.
“5 Situations That Increase the Risk of Infection” Japanese
“5 Situations That Increase the Risk of Infection” English
“5 Situations That Increase the Risk of Infection” Chinese
“5 Situations That Increase the Risk of Infection” Korean

For other languages, please click below and choose a language from the top section of the page:
https://corona.go.jp/ (Cabinet Secretariat website)

Creative Ways to Enjoy Meals Together While Lowering the Risk of Infection

・If you plan to eat a meal and/or enjoy alcohol with others, limit the number of people and shorten the time you spend together. It is also a good idea to spend the time with people you usually spend time with, if possible. In addition, refrain from bar-hopping and only drink a moderate amount of alcohol.
・Avoid sharing chopsticks or cups; have a set for each individual.
・Sit diagonally across from one another to prevent people from sitting facing each other or directly beside others.
・Wear a mask when having a conversation.
・Select a shop that actively implements countermeasures, such as providing sufficient ventilation.
(Shops that display a rainbow sticker actively work to prevent the spread of COVID-19.)
・If you are not feeling well, do not eat or drink with other people.

December 15, 2020