It is up to each individual to help reduce the spread of the disease. Nevertheless, it is tough with circumstances that force us to keep our distance from other people. The pandemic has affected everyone, whether it is the economy, health, or the psyche, no one has escaped unscathed. Today we will take a closer look at how to help in times of crisis.

Always take precautions.

First aid for the COVID pandemic is to always think about how you can avoid spreading the disease.

Stay isolated for at least 2 weeks if you suspect, or know, you are infected.

It is important that you do everything in your power to avoid spreading the disease. Although you may not be in a risk group, you can spread the virus to someone who is.

Avoid travelling on public transport during rush hours.

If you have no other choice, make sure you carry a protective mask.

Wash your hands frequently with soap and hot water.

All the way up the wrist for best effect.

Homeless people need your help.

Homelessness is a problem that during the COVID pandemic has both increased and worsened. Increased unemployment and long processing times for unemployment benefits make it difficult for vulnerable people to get the help they need. Problems also arise for aid organisations, as the demands of distance and security measures make it more difficult to provide affected people with the help they need.

For society’s most vulnerable, you can make a difference in many ways, such as by donating clothes, becoming a monthly donor, getting your business involved or volunteering with the city mission.

Mental illness – a growing problem

Mental illness has always been a problem, but it is even greater now that society faces so many barriers, and people are forced to isolate themselves. Whether it is your family, friends, or a stranger, it is always important to support those around you.

It does not take much to help someone who is feeling unwell, a phone call to ask how they are doing is always a good start.

Signs of mental illness:

  • The person is often tired
  • The person behaves strangely
  • The person eats badly
  • People drink a lot or take drugs

Of course, these are just a few of the signs, and they can vary widely. But if you are worried, it is always worth offering a helping hand.

If you are wondering how to go about talking to someone who is unwell, you should read Suicidezero’s article on how to talk to someone who is unwell.

How your business can help the healthcare

The pandemic has put its claws into many aspects of our normal lives. As a business owner, you have the opportunity to make a huge impact in many ways by, for example:

  • Lending staff to the healthcare system
  • Lending facilities for vaccination (e-mail link)
  • Providing protective equipment (mouthguards, visors, etc.) when needed

If you have a staffing company, you can also help your region by registering your interest in staffing healthcare.

Here you can see Region Skåne’s list of how your company can help.

How you as a private person can help the healthcare.

The healthcare sector has and is still seeing unprecedented pressure. When hospitals are overloaded and staff have to work double shifts, your help is greatly appreciated. As a licensed physician or nurse practitioner, you can help with:

  • Vaccination
  • Healthcare
  • Other healthcare

If you do not have a nursing degree, you can help the region with occupations such as service, housekeeping, kitchen, laundry, and transportation to ease the load on the medical staff.

If you have any questions or concerns about how you can help in Region Skåne, please contact us here.