We’re living through some pretty surreal times right now. Just a month ago, the majority of us couldn’t have possibly imagined how significantly our lives would change in the coming weeks. We’ve gone from our usual routines to our worlds being completely upheaved. Many of us are isolated in our homes. Many of us are no longer working. Many of us haven’t seen friends or family for a little while now. But when it comes down to it, if you’re safe and healthy, you’re doing pretty well. Here are just a few different things you can do stay safe during this global pandemic.
Stopping the Pandemic, Listen to Government Guidelines
The first thing you need to do is make sure you’re following government guidelines. Seeing as this is a worldwide problem, the advice you need to follow will depend largely down to the country you live in. Check in to the news each day, check your government’s website and constantly be on the lookout for verified information. Stick to whatever is recommended and don’t flout the rules.
Stay Home if You Are Unwell
If you have any signs or symptoms of Covid-19, stay home and ensure that anyone you live with stays home too. This can reduce the spread of the virus. The main symptoms include a fever or temperature and a cough. If you feel you are having difficulty breathing or are experiencing other complications, call for medical help immediately.
Stay Safe by Maintain High Levels of Hygiene
You need to make sure you are washing your hands regularly with antibacterial soaps or washes. If you are heading out into public to get food shopping or other places, it’s a good idea to wear disposable gloves and dispose of them as soon as you return home. Many public spaces are fitting hand wash stations, which are great for cleanliness and tackling the virus. Make use of them where necessary. Keep two metres apart from anyone when you are in public.
Keep In Touch Virtually
Of course, many of us are feeling a mental strain due to isolation. It’s important that even if you can’t see your loved ones in person, you still maintain virtual contact. This can help to dissipate feelings of loneliness. Send text messages, send messages on social media, make calls, make video calls. Apps such as Zoom and Houseparty are great for video calling multiple people at once.
Exercise at Home
It’s still important that you get your recommended one hundred and fifty minutes of moderate aerobic exercise each week. Some places allow you to go for a walk, jog, run or cycle outside. But where possible, exercise at home. There are plenty of great home workouts that you can try out. Research follow-along tutorials. This could be yoga, pilates, aerobic workouts, or anything else.
These are just a few tips and tricks that may help to make this entire situation a little better and a little more bearable for you. The sooner we all follow advice, the better we will be able to control the levels of the virus and the less strain we will place on our healthcare systems!