An up-to-date rundown of the virus and its symptoms.
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is the new respiratory disease spreading around the world and it is caused by a coronavirus. COVID-19 is short for “coronavirus disease 2019″.
- The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (about six feet, 2 metres) and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- People are most contagious when they are sickest. Those who do not have a lot of symptoms can still pass the virus on to others.
- There is currently no vaccine or cure for COVID-19 but researchers are working to find one.
What are COVID-19’s symptoms?
The most common symptoms are very similar to other viruses: fever, cough and difficulty breathing.
- Common symptoms of COVID-19 are changing as more is learned about the disease. For the most up-to-date symptom list, visit the CDC’s website.
- Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure and range from mild to severe illness.
- If you or someone you know has symptoms, visit the NHS website for what to do next..
Who is at high risk for COVID-19?
Everyone is at risk of getting COVID-19, but some people are at a higher risk of serious illness.
- Generally speaking, adults aged 65 and older and people of any age who have underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19.
- The most up-to-date way to assess your risk visit the NHS website.
When should I see a doctor?
Knowing when to see a doctor can keep medical care available for those who need it most.
- Most mild symptoms can be treated at home. The most up-to-date way to assess your best next steps is to visit the NHS website and learn what to do next.
- If you have mild symptoms, call your doctor before going into their office.
- Testing is limited-availability across the country and is currently being prioritised for healthcare workers, emergency medical service providers, police and other essential workers.
- If you develop emergency warning signs, call 999. Main emergency warning signs include: persistent chest pain or pressure; extreme difficulty breathing; severe, constant dizziness or lightheadedness; slurred speech; and difficulty waking up.
How is Tenancy Stream managing?
Here at Tenancy Stream we are all quite often found remote working, the flexibility of how we have always worked has meant that we are unaffected at this time. We are finding that communication, collaboration and messaging in realtime a great support for our business. We at Tenancy Stream use the platform on a daily basis to manage the small portfolio of properties we own.
Over the last 2 months since the UK went into lockdown we have had time to expand our team by bringing on a new CTO. We have started to gain pace with new users on the platform every day. We have a focus to provide a community platform that helps in many ways, not only property management but also helping communities who live in various types of properties to communicate, collaborate, live and work together.
Some of the streams we are working on developing are “street stream” “uni stream” and “neighbour stream” all aimed at aligning each and every tenant to “a stream” that suits there needs. A stream is a news feed of sorts, its a chat channel, a project channel or a channel for getting things done.
If you think we can help you, your street, your HMO, your student accommodation provider, or your housemate to gain a better experience whilst managing the new world created by Covid19, why not get in touch.