Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Prevention of the Community Transmission of COVID-19 using 5S Methodology

Hello everyone,
In this blog, we are going to study, how to prevent the community spread of COVID-19 using 5S. But first, let me remind you the 5S, The 5S are Sort, Systemize, Sanitize, Standardization and Sustain

1. Sorting

Now let's begin with Sort. Sort implies an organization of necessary and unnecessary things for us. So here in the case of COVID-19, we’ll study what are necessary for us and what we must avoid stopping the transmission of COVID-19.


First talk about the necessary things to do
  • Stay at home and work from home
  • Follow the social distancing
  • Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds
  • Cover your nose and mouth while sneezing or coughing with tissue paper or your own elbow
  • See a doctor if you feel fever, dry cough, and breathing problem, and also isolate and quarantine yourself for 14 days as a preventive measure to stop the transmission of COVID-19
  • Filter the information coming to your phone in the form of video, text or graphics
  • Share only, if the information is valid and the source is confirmed


Now things we must avoid to do, to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 are
  • Don’t be the part of a gathering
  • Don’t spit in public
  • Don’t touch your nose, mouth, and eyes
  • Don’t ignore the symptoms like fever, dry cough, and breathing problem
  • Don’t leave home to go outside in case you are sick
  • Don’t handshake with anyone, especially if you are experiencing cold and fever
  • And Don’t believe in rumors

2. Systemization

Now come to 2nd ‘S’ the Systemization or ‘Set the things in an Order’
  • Keep the soap and sanitizer in the washroom at an optimum level to wash the hands frequently for 20 seconds daily.
  • Keep the mask or handkerchief at a place where you can get it easily
  • Keep the tissue paper in your pocket and throw it in a covered dustbin after use...
  • Make the list of people u are meeting daily to track your 14 days history until we overcome this life-threatening challenge of COVID-19
  • Stay at a distance of 1-2 meters while gathering at the workplace if not possible to avoid.

3. Sanitization

Now come to 3rd ‘S’ the Sanitization’, to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 the role of sanitization is utmost important and it includes;
  • Washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or sanitize with an alcohol-based sanitizer
  • Sanitize the items at the workplace like table-tops, laptop, paper tray, pen holder, etc.
  • Sanitize the toys of the children and avoid kissing them.
  • Sanitize the things which are being commonly used or touched frequently by the people at the workplace like meeting rooms, desktops, door handles, water taps, bathrooms, etc.
  • Sanitize your mobile phones and avoid sharing it with other people.
  • And the most important, sanitize the information to avoid rumors by deleting videos, text, and graphics which are coming from untrusted and unknown sources and which you can’t verify personally

4. Standardization

Now come to 4th  ‘S’ the Standardization,  The standardization ensures the standard practice of  first 3S and visual management and it includes in case of prevention of covid19 transmission
  • Place a chart in washroom or workplace to monitor the handwashing frequency in a day
  • Place a chart to track the body temperature in the morning.
  • Place a chart at the place of workout to track your daily exercise
  • Place a chart in the kitchen to track the balanced diet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner to improve immunity
  • Place the chairs at a 1-meter distance in the drawing-room, balcony, garden, and on the terrace to practice social distancing at home and workplace
  • Place a chart to track the 14 days history that showcases, the place and person you met with
  • Visit only WHO website, who.int and the website of the ministry of health and family welfare, mohfw.gov.in as the standard source of information with respect to the COVID19 pandemics.

5. Sustain

Now come to 5th  ‘S’ the sustain, and it means habit formation and it includes;
  • Do the daily exercise for 30 minutes like yoga, aerobics, jogging, and dancing.
  • Make it a habit to wash hands for 20 seconds with soap and water before every meal like breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Make it a habit to use the tissue paper or your own elbow while sneezing or coughing
  • Practice to avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes as much as possible
  • Practice safe greetings like Namaste, wave, nod, or a bow
  • Practice to talk with the people at a distance of 1 meter 
  • Practice avoiding to visit in crowded places.
  • Develop creative skills like writing, painting, cooking, stitching, etc. while staying at home.
  • Develop the habit of reading the books rather read the long messages in WhatsApp and see the meaningless videos
  • Learn from past, stay in present and plan for the future to make yourself ready to face this kind of life-threatening challenge.
  • And Practice spreading the love…. not the COVID-19 and hatred

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I hope the things will come in control very soon. If you have any questions or suggestion then please do write your feedback in the comment box below. Share your quick reactions and share this blog with your friends and colleagues.

Thanks for reading!
Narender Sharma

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