For all of our families, it’s important to stay safe and healthy during the pandemic. Learn how you can take some of the stress and worry off your mind for your own family!
The times we’re living in are far from the norm. Almost everything we know has been blown out of the water. We don’t head into work in the mornings anymore. We don’t drop the kids to school. We don’t meet our friends and extended family for visits or days out. Instead, the vast majority of us are spending all day, every day inside our homes – only leaving to get absolute essentials such as food or medication as and when necessary.
The rapid spread of coronavirus and Covid-19 has resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths around the world and the vast majority of us want to do our utmost to keep the virus at bay and protect both ourselves, those we love and everyone else across the world. Now, there are various things that you can do to work towards this. Here are a few pieces of advice that will help to keep you and your family as safe and healthy as possible during these difficult and threatening times.
Follow the Guidelines
Governments are keeping a constant eye on the virus and are asking their citizens to follow guidelines that they deem to be best for controlling the spread of coronavirus. Listen to these guidelines. They’re designed to keep everyone well. Some firm ones across the world tend to be to stay at home unless absolutely necessary and to stay at least two metres apart from anyone who doesn’t live in the same household as you when you do have to go out in public.
Wash Your Hands Regularly
You need to wash your hands regularly throughout this pandemic. Do this with warm and soapy water. If you’re out of the house, use hand sanitiser regularly.
Consider Face Coverings
Coronavirus is a respiratory virus. So, it’s a good idea to wear face coverings while in public. If you have the virus and don’t know it, this can help to reduce it’s spread, so if everyone does this, things will be better for all of us!
Know Where to Seek Medical Help
Many of us are feeling lost as to where you should seek medical help right now. Hospitals and doctors surgeries tend to be hotbeds for the virus, so people generally want to steer clear of them. But at the same time, people are bound to experience injury and other illness throughout this time and it’s important that you get the medical advice and treatment you need. The best approach falls down to your location. Look up local recommendations in regards to what you should do. Phone helplines or your doctor’s surgery to determine the best steps for you!
You need to consider your mental health during this time too. Keep in touch with loved ones through video chat, phone call or other means to avoid feelings of complete isolation or loneliness.
These steps may seem straightforward, but so many people are neglecting to take them into account. Practice them and you can help yourself and your family to stay safe healthy during the pandemic!