Despite the peculiarity surrounding this year, a lot of families still want to travel and experience a fulfilling Christmas as its peak; some just want to cool off from all the compounding stress and complications that the year rolled out, while some want to experience solace in other parts of the world. But whatsoever reason you have deemed it fit to make travel preparations this year, just remember that you need to keep safe at all times as the world just experienced a serious wave of pandemic. So to avoid cases of complications, you have to take precautionary steps towards protecting yourself and your family.
Here are a few tips to enjoy a stress free and safe vacay wherever you are;
Take a COVID test
For the avoidance of doubt, this is clearly a step of necessity. It is worse when you are in doubt because that would be exposing people around you to the danger of being infected. So to clear the air, take a test and be sure that you are free from COVID. You should encourage other members of your family to take the test too.
Avoid unnecessary contact with people
One of the easy ways to catch a virus is through bodily contacts. When you come in contact with people, you exchange bodily fluids which is quite harmful during periods like this. Try as much as possible to keep a safe distance from people when you are in public places. If you must have any contact with people, then remember to sanitize your hands subsequently.
Wash your hands regularly
Enforce the 60 second rule of proper handwashing for everyone. Make this a point of duty because the hands harbor quite a lot of dirt, and children in particular are quite fond of constantly touching their faces with their hands. Everybody must wash their hands with flowing water for at least 60 seconds and this must be done as often as possible to eliminate bacteria in the hands.
Do not touch public surfaces
Avoid elevators, railings, statues, artefacts and other surfaces that are found in public areas. It is quite tempting to want to touch things when we travel especially when they are new to us, but this is not safe as they have been subjected to constant touching prior to your arrival. Do not touch public surfaces with your hands; and if you must, remember to wash your hands after.
Avoid overly crowded places
Avoid places that are over saturated with people for your own safety. It is quite dangerous to expose yourself and your family to lots of people. This is because the virus could be lingering somewhere, and the last thing you want is to expose your family to it. Always be in places that are sparsely invaded by a lot of people so that you could maintain proper social distancing.
Check your preferred location for COVID 19 precautionary measures
Since there are no general guidelines for corona virus all around the world, some regulations are only peculiar to a particular location. For example, the regulations binding the United Kingdom on COVID matters would be stricter compared to Mexico, so it is advisable that you look them up even before embarking on the journey. Also, if you would be lodging in hotels or service apartments, do well to get in touch with the Management so as to know more about their policies and restrictions as regards COVID
First aid Kit
This should always come in handy. It’s a kit so it is very mobile and should be carried along to tackle cases of emergency. The first aid kid could contain basic drugs for flus, headaches, and inhalers for asthmatic people with some ointment for sprains and strains. Also first aid kids could be tailored to suit people depending on family health history and proneness.
Avoid indoor outings
Indoor outings are not advisable at periods like this due to congestion. Too much congestion could lead to lack of proper ventilation and the exchange of bodily fluids especially if the people present are quite a number. Hence, outdoor outings that would allow adequate ventilation and enough space to be five feet apart is highly recommended. In this vein, people would be able to move around freely, have fun and still observe safety measures.
In finality, matters of safety are really paramount because they are determinants of healthy living. You could enjoy your Christmas in that dream location of yours, but learn to keep safe and take precautionary measures when necessary.