An Appeal to the Residents of Nara Prefecture (things to be kept in mind)
A. Dining with friends
→ Avoid face-to-face seating. Keep meetups short!
→ Do not talk loudly!
B. Being in a car with others
→ Wear a mask and make sure there is good ventilation!
→ Avoid driving for long periods of time.
C. At work
→ Avoid face-to-face seating and make sure there is good ventilation during meetings!
→ If sick, take sick leave and stay home!
D. At home
→ As soon as you come home, wash your hands! Change clothes! Take a shower!
→ Avoid sharing towels and do the laundry often!
If you tested positive
・Please cooperate with the contact tracing process.
→ It is important to identify your infection route to prevent further spread of the disease. We ask for your cooperation.
Three Essential Steps to Avoid Further Spread of Infection
Three essential steps to avoid further spread of infection
(1) Wash or disinfect your hands thoroughly and frequently.
(2) Avoid physical contact with others and keep a 2m (at least 1m) distance between you and others.
(3) If you have any symptoms, do not go out and stay at home.
Before going to work
Take your temperature and monitor your health every morning.
If any symptom appears, rest at home (Stay in one room as much as possible.)
Choose less crowded hours, if possible (Working from home and varying workhours for employees are also effective).
When using public transportation, keep quiet as much as possible!
Consider options such as walking and cycling.
Avoid “Closed” spaces, “Crowded” places and “Close-proximity” settings. (On-line meetings are effective.)
Do not share chopsticks or plates with others. Serve individually.
Sit side by side instead of face to face.
Keep quiet as much as possible.
Do not share glasses or serve one another.
Upon coming home
Wash your hands and face immediately.
Take a shower and change clothes as soon as possible.
Do the laundry often.
Practice cough etiquette even at home.
Disinfect commonly touched surfaces regularly.
Do not share towels in the toilet, bathroom, kitchen and other places.
Put trash in a bag, seal it, and discard it quickly.
Keep healthy by sleeping well and eating well.
When going out, avoid closed spaces, crowded places, and close-proximity settings.
Things to keep in mind when visiting big cities
① Be careful when dining/drinking in Osaka
- Keep gatherings small and short.
- Sit in rows or zigzags, not opposite each other.
- Avoid talking loudly.
- Order food and be served food individually.
- Do not share glasses or fill other people’s glasses.
- Check if the restaurant takes appropriate steps to prevent infection. (Hand sanitizer should be available. Employees should wear masks. There should be enough space between seats, etc.)
② Be careful if you go to a karaoke facility in Osaka
- Keep a 2m distance (at least 1m) between you and others.
- Make sure to especially keep enough space when singing.
- If you go to a karaoke facility, do so with a small number of people, during a less crowded time, in a spacious room.
- Sit in rows or zigzags, not face to face.
- Do not put food in front of a person who is singing.
- Disinfect microphones and remote-controllers each time after use.
- Wear a mask when you are not singing or eating.
③ Be careful when you go shopping in Osaka
- Go alone or with a small number of people during a less crowded time.
- For payment, avoid giving and receiving cash directly from hand to hand.
- Make a list/plan and do your shopping efficiently.
- Do not randomly touch goods on display.
④ Be careful also at work
- Keep a 2m distance between you and others.
- Avoid face-to-face contact.
- Consider working from home and/or varying workhours.
- Exchange business cards online.
- Ensure good ventilation during meetings.
- The rules of frequent hand washing/disinfecting and wearing masks apply to everyone.
⑤ Be careful not to spread infection when you come home
- As soon as you come home, wash your hands and face.
- Take a shower and change your clothes as soon as you can.
- Do the laundry frequently.
- Practice the cough etiquette even at home.
- Disinfect commonly touched surfaces regularly.
- Do not share towels in the toilet, bathroom, kitchen and other places.
⑥ Be careful not to spread infection at work
- Take your temperature and monitor your health every morning.
- If you have any symptoms, rest at home.
- If you feel unwell at work, stop working and go home.
- Wash/disinfect your hands thoroughly and frequently.
- Keep a 2m (at least 1m) distance between you and others.
- Wear a mask.