Year 7-9 Learning Continuity Packages

7 May, 2020: Healthy Living and Keeping Safe from Respiratory Diseases

Student Learning Continuity Program
Student Learning Continuity Program
7 May, 2020: Healthy Living and Keeping Safe from Respiratory Diseases

This is the first integrated session for Years 7-9 broadcast on SIBC on Thursday, 7th May ,2020 as part of the Student Learning Continuity Plan, made possible by the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD).

Topic: Healthy Living and Keeping Safe from Respiratory Diseases

Presenters: Georgina Pita and Adrian Dorovia (MEHRD)

Prevention Against Coronavirus

When coughing or sneezing, the patient with acute respiratory diseases should cover their nose and mouth with the arm or other materials, like handkerchiefs, paper towels, or masks) to reduce droplet transmission. After exposure to respiratory secretions, perform hand hygiene immediately, and wash hands frequently in daily life.

Personal precautions are as follows:

Firstly, maintain a balanced diet, ensuring adequate nutrition, and maintaining oral health can help prevent against infection.

Secondly, exercise regularly to boost immunity.

Thirdly, quit smoking, limit alcohol consumption, and stay in good spirits.

Fourthly,  ensure indoor ventilation: natural ventilation and, or use of exhaust fans for better airflow.

This is an extract from ‘Coronavirus Prevention Handbook: 101 Science based tips that could save your life’ by Zhou, W, published in 2020.

Short Answer Questions

  1. Identify 4 precautions which you can take against Coronavirus as mentioned in the text.


  1. List the imperative verbs used in the 4 instructions about coronavirus prevention.

Take-home Research Questions

Forms 1, 2 and 3, your question is:

  • Find out whether your family, friends, or community members, know about ways to prevent themselves from the coronavirus. You can do this by doing a small interview with them.


For Form 3 students, your next question is:

  • Using your knowledge of the 4 prevention measures against coronavirus, how would you help members of your family, community, and friends to understand these precautions?
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  • This is great learning site Jessie,
    thanks indeed

  • Congratulations on this great work! Other countries in the region can learn from the Solomon Islands work here.

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