coronavirus – everything you need to know about COVID-19

Mar 28, 2020 | events, for home, for schools, general, health & hydration

With coronavirus cases (COVID-19) standing at 3,635 in Australia as of 28 March, it’s more important than ever to get our facts right about this pandemic.

  • Find out exactly what a pandemic is from the World Health Organization here.
  • Find daily updates on the number of diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in Australia here.

At BIBO we wanted to give you pointers to where you can separate the facts from the fiction about coronavirus so you know that the information you’re reading about COVID-19 comes straight from the experts with the latest and most accurate information.

what are the symptoms of COVID-19?

You may have a fever, cough, runny nose, shortness of breath and other symptoms.

But in more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia with severe acute respiratory distress.

  • Find out more about the symptoms of coronavirus here.

what does social distancing for coronavirus COVID-19 mean?

The more space between people, the harder it is for COVID-19 to spread.

Social distancing means people:

  • stay at home unless is absolutely necessary
  • keep 1.5 metres away from others
  • avoid physical greetings such as handshaking, hugs and kisses
  • use tap and pay instead of cash
  • travel at quiet times and avoid crowds
  • avoid public gatherings and at risk groups
  • practise good hygiene
  • Find out more about social distancing here.

Find out the latest updates on coronavirus in your state or territory:

what does self-isolation for coronavirus COVID-19 mean?

Self-isolation means you must stay at home for 14 days. You must self-isolate if you have COVID-19, or you have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, or you arrived in Australia after midnight on 15 March 2020.

  • Find out more about self-isolation and exactly what it means for you here.

6 ways to stay healthy at home

If coronavirus COVID-19 means you’re working from home, have children home from school or are just practising social distancing to protect yourself and others, it’s important to stay as healthy as possible so that if you contract coronavirus, you have the best chance possible to fight it off. 

1. Eat nutritious food 

There are some fantastic immune-boosting, tasty recipes here. Kids at home tend to be hungry every five minutes so save your sanity (and your budget) with these healthy tummy filler ideas.

2. Stay hydrated 

Staying healthy means making sure you don’t get dehydrated by not drinking enough. Staying home as much as possible means making your own hot and cold drinks with your BIBO Water Bar. Use apps such as Houseparty, Zoom or FaceTime so you can still catch up with your friends and fill your cup in more ways than one. You can find some great drink recipe ideas here.

3. Remain active 

If you’re a gym bunny, see if your gym is offering online classes or check out YouTube for a whole range of videos you can workout alongside. Need to keep the kids busy? There are some fun ideas here.

4. Get fresh air – safely 

We are currently still allowed out to exercise if we practise social distancing so go for a run but on your own, not with friends; take your dog for a walk but stay well clear of other walkers. In short, use common sense and if you have one, use your backyard.

5. Stick to a routine 

Humans tend to be creatures of habit and suddenly not going to work, taking the kids on the school run or going to your usual exercise class or book club meeting can easily knock us off kilter. Get up at your usual time, shower and dress as you would normally (a PJ day once in a while if it makes you feel good is just fine!), exercise and then get down to the business of the day. It helps with a sense of security and brings calm and order to what can be a worrying, uncertain time.

6. Look after your head

Download an app such as this free one to learn how to meditate or practise yoga from an online video such as these. You’re social distancing or self-isolating but that does not mean you have to be alone when it comes to catching up with friends on the phone or on social media. Feelings of being overwhelmed are nothing to be ashamed of so if you’re struggling or know someone who is, don’t hesitate to call the numbers below for help. 

Mental health crisis lines
  • Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636
  • Lifeline: 13 11 14

  • The Samaritans: 1800 309 160

why you can trust your BIBO

In times of difficulty such as the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to know you can stay healthily hydrated with your BIBO Water Bar and get your favourite chilled and hot drinks from the comfort, convenience and safety of your own home.

  • BIBO has a unique ‘multi-barrier’ filtration and purification system to remove contaminants from tap water.
  • Our 1 micron ‘MAXI’ filter has an outer membrane to remove particulate and carbon block inner to remove tastes, odours, organics, chlorine, heavy metals, and water borne cysts such as giardia and cryptosporidium.
  • BIBO’s UV Lamp purification system is highly effective in destroying potential pathogens in water such as bacteria, mould, algae, and virus.*

*Please note there is no evidence that coronavirus is spread through the water supply system.

BIBO Stay at Home Sale

To help our customers just that little bit more, BIBO is offering a saving of $400 on all BIBO Water Bars. Find out more how to save here.