In March 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, to be a pandemic, due to the speed and scale of transmission. WHO and public health authorities around the world are taking action to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Certain populations, such as those with COVID-19. This impact can be mitigated if simple actions and protective measures are taken by key stakeholders.

COVID-19 Infomation



Corona virus poses a challenge for wheelchair users as this particular device is touched frequently by the user and caregiver. The following are some of the tips to consider as a wheelchair user;

  1. Wash your hands with soap and water as often as possible for at least 20 seconds after using the device
  2. Regularly clean and disinfect your wheelchair especially in areas frequently touched. These areas/components are arm rests, push handles, head rest, side guards and controls for the automatic wheelchairs.
  3. Wear gloves and avoid touching your face. Dispose them after use
  4. Cover your mouth with elbow when sneezing
  5. Avoid going out unless where necessary. Stay at home!