A Practical Guide To Social Distancing So We Can All Do Our Part

Stay home and stay safe!

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1. Continue to practise good hygiene habits and keep your environment clean

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Wash your hands with soap regularly and maintain good hygiene to avoid falling ill while you're cooped up at home.

Meanwhile, take the time to disinfect germ hotspots in your home, including the kitchen, bathrooms, door knobs, and floors. Keep your home clean and comfortable!

2. Avoid crowded areas and try to stay away from public places

Goes without saying, but always worth emphasising. Now that the national army has been deployed to help the police enforce the Movement Control Order, it's our responsibility to do our part by staying home.

3. If you do need to go out, maintain a distance of at least one metre or more with strangers

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There should only be one person going out to run errands, and only when necessary. Use hand sanitiser regularly, wear a mask, and if you have to cough or sneeze, do so into your elbow. Remember to take a shower when you return home.

4. For those with children, leave them at home with your partner if you're running errands

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While it can be frustrating for your little ones to be stuck at home, it's for their health and safety. If you must go out, get your partner to distract them so you can sneak out unnoticed ;)

5. Socialise with your friends and family online

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You should neither visit friends and relatives, nor invite people over. From video calls to DMs, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy all the socialising you need. You can even host a Google hangout and watch Netflix together.

Be sure to call and text your loved ones to check up on them and stay connected.

6. Do not go to shopping malls, lepak at mamaks or jalan-jalan for fun

There are so many things to keep yourself entertained at home. Stream movies, binge-watch shows, play video games, call friends, nap, clean, cook, do some arts and crafts. For real, #juststayhome guys :)

7. Stay active at home with light exercise

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It's easy to slip into a sedentary lifestyle when you're at home all day. While you may not be a fitness buff, it's still important to move around and do some light exercise. There are loads of YouTube tutorials and Instagram fitness sessions you can follow. If you're not into that, at least do some stretches, a few sit-ups, push-ups, and squats!

Ultimately, you should stay home as much as you can. With Grab, you can still enjoy essential services without leaving your house.

Grab Clean & Fix
Keep germs and bacteria away with Grab's cleaning and sanitising services. Partnered with Kaodim, you can be sure the service providers are professional, trusted, and deliver the highest service quality.

Here are the services you can enjoy:
1. House Cleaning
2. Deep Cleaning
3. Car Seat Sanitizing
4. AC Servicing

Keep your environment clean with Grab Clean & Fix. Get more information here.

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Shop for a variety of goods via GrabMart from the comfort of your home. It's so convenient because you get your items on demand, under one hour! Don’t forget to opt for “Contactless delivery”, as you are strongly encouraged to go contactless and cashless via GrabPay as an added measure. You can do that by informing your rider via GrabChat where to drop off your purchases, be it the front door or lobby.

From now until 19 April 2020, enjoy FREE DELIVERY on selected merchants with a minimum spend of RM35 using the promo code: MART2U

Available stores include:
1. Pharmacies - Guardian, Watsons, Caring, Big Pharmacy
2. Convenience stores - MyNews,
3. Grocers - G Grocer, Kiara Supermarket, Ulam Melayu TTDI, Lizar Chili, Nature Marketplace, The Meat Expert

Order your essentials and have them delivered to your home with GrabMart. Now available in Klang Valley, Johor Bahru, Penang, KK, Kuching, Melaka, Ipoh, and will expand to more areas soon!  Click here to find out more.

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Whether you want to order your meals or need to deliver meals to your friends and family, this is the trusted platform to use.

Yes, you can also opt for “Contactless delivery” as well. Continue social distancing and go cashless via GrabPay as an added measure. It can all be done via GrabChat, just notify your rider!

From now until 31 March 2020, get FREE DELIVERY on selected restaurants with the promo code: STAYSAFE

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GrabExpress is a great way to care for the people you love from afar, to remind them that they may be out of sight but not out of mind. You can have home-cooked meals, snacks, and other essentials delivered to them instantly!

To safeguard your loved ones, remember to opt for “Contactless delivery” where your rider will follow your instructions on where to drop off your delivery.

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Stay home and stay safe, Malaysia! Get what you need delivered to your doorstep with Grab.

Remember to #JustStayAtHome. Watch the latest update on the COVID-19 situation:

[LIVE] Special address by Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin #BHTV #METROTV #NSTTV

Posted by NST Online on Tuesday, 24 March 2020

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