Fresh Filtered Water on Tap

Debunking myths on COVID-19

The last few weeks have been a time of uncertainty and chaos.

Every day, we’re flooded with information, advice and opinions on what we should be doing. And sometimes it can be hard to differentiate between the myths and the real deal. We run through some common myths about COVID-19 and tell you why strengthening healthy habits is more important than ever.

Debunking the myths

Let’s run through some common myths about COVID-19…

Debunking myths on COVID-19


COVID-19 “hates heat” and if exposed to high temps, the virus will die.


According to WHO, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in all sorts of environments, regardless of temperature. So taking an extra-steamy bath or consuming hot drinks and soups will not help you in the battle against the virus.


Spraying your body with alcohol or chlorine will kill the virus.


Not true. Applying chemicals like chlorine on your skin can actually do more harm than good. According to WHO, “…spraying such substances can be harmful to mucous membranes such as your eyes and mouth).”


Munching on garlic will prevent you from catching the virus.

Munching on garlic Myth


While garlic is tasty and does have some antimicrobial properties, there is currently no evidence to suggest that it has protected people from getting COVID-19.


Gargling with warm salt water will fend off the virus.


Gargling with warm salt water will not treat or prevent the virus. However, Professor Anthony Cunningham, an infectious diseases physician from the University of Sydney notes that “staying hydrated is important and gargling may relieve sore throats.” So, keep up with those healthy water habits!


There are products on the market that will “boost your immune system”.


Steer clear of anything that claims to “boost your immune system.” Your overall diet, sleep and exercise all do their part to support your immune system, but there is no such thing as “boosting” it. In fact, when your immune system becomes overactive, it can result in autoimmune disease.

If you think you are lacking in certain vitamins, it’s best to see your doctor.

So, what should you do?

Expert advice

Right now, it is important to stay calm and take heed of expert advice. That means no viral Facebook posts!

NSW Health offers the following guidance when it comes to COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands regularly. Lather with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based sanitizer if you are unable to wash your hands.
  • Use a flexed elbow to cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Practice social distancing and self-isolation, when possible.
  • Stay home if you are feeling unwell.

Guidance when it comes to COVID-19

Healthy habits

 Healthy habits

Staying atop personal hygiene is as important as ever, but now is also a good time to ditch bad habits such as smoking, and strengthen the healthy ones. That includes getting adequate rest, eating a balanced diet and staying hydrated with filtered water. Having a good quality, at-home water filter system gives you all the benefits of filtered water in the comfort of your home. And WFA has been in the business of providing Australians with home water filters since the ‘90s, so you can rest assured that you’ll always get the best with us!

Need a little help on improving your water habits? These posts may be able to help:

Your guide to filtered water
The best apps to track your water intake
How to encourage your kids to drink more filtered water
Four filtered water recipes that are perfect for winter

Now is the time to enjoy the great benefits of filtered water at home. Shop our range and find the best home water filtration system for you and your family.

Information from:

WFA Kit Platinum B

Inline Water Filter System

  • No separate tap or drilling required!
  • Can be easily and quickly fitted into any new or existing cold-water pipe
Buy Now
WFA Kit Premium B

Dedicated Filter Tap

  • Twice the capacity of standard half micron filter cartridges and are certified for 5,600 litres,
  • Can be mounted either vertically or horizontally
Buy Now
Water Filters hot cold

Hot/cold Ambient Water Filter

  • Both instant filtered steaming hot and ambient cold water from the same two-way mixer tap
  • Cheaper and faster than boiling a kettle
Buy Now
Water Filters

Three-way Mixer Tap

  • Hot, ambient cold and filtered water all seamlessly delivered from the one tap
  • Contemporary style to complement your kitchen’s decor
Buy Now

Vanity Water Filters

  • Compact size (space required 335mm x 225mm)
  • Can be fitted either vertically or horizontally under any bathroom sink unit
  • Works with your existing tap
Buy Now
WFA - Cartridges

Replacement Cartridges

  • Premium WFA12 cartridges
  • Everpure manufactured Platinum filter cartridges
Buy Now

Buy Water Filter Systems & Water Filters Online

Looking for a water filter system? Our high quality, independently WaterMark approved water filter systems are easy for you to install, use and change. With nearly 20 years in the water filter business, WFA is proudly Australian with a wealth of knowledge ready to share with you.

Whether you prefer an Inline water filter system which attaches to your existing tap for fast flowing filtered water all the time or a separate dedicated water filter tap for filtered water only when you want it, WFA has the best quality water filter for you and your family.

Inline Water Filter System Kit icon

$237 | Inline Water Filter System

  • No separate tap or drilling needed
  • Connects inline to cold-water hose
  • No plumber needed
  • 4x faster than traditional systems
  • Lasts a family of 4 for 1 year
Buy Now
Bathroom Vanity Filter System kit icon

$175 | Bathroom Vanity Filter System

  • Compact for en-suite bathrooms
  • Space required 335mm x 225mm
  • Mounts vertically or horizontally
  • Works with your existing tap
  • Protects tap from limescale buildup
Buy Now
hot-cold-water-filter icon

$910 | WFA Duo Hot & Cold Filter System

  • Ideal for instantaneous tea or coffee
  • Cheaper & faster than boiling a kettle
  • Use for blanching vegetables
  • Very compact fits under kitchen sink
  • Dual faucet with child safety lever
Buy Now