The Covid-19 pandemic led most people to stay in their houses due to restrictions in movement to curtail the spread of the virus, but now that these restrictions have been eased, people who miss outdoor activities may want to go out and have fun.
While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with this as it is entirely normal, you must bear in mind that this virus is still out there and is just as deadly, so preventive measures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) must be followed to the letter. If you’re visiting any outdoor place, make sure you check the rules on restrictions before you go.
Here are six safety tips you should follow when going out during the COVID-19 pandemic.
1. Avoid traveling
It is advisable not to travel, whether long or short distances, because you may be putting yourself and other people in the society at risk of contracting the virus. However, if you must go, use travel agencies that have made provisions to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Travel agencies with temperature checks, social distancing measures that encourage sanitizers, and hand washing practices should be patronized. On ReviewsBird.com, you’ll find reviews of various travel agencies and the preventive measures they have put in place.
2. Don’t go out if you’re feeling ill
According to the CDC, If you’re experiencing symptoms such as a cough, high fever, or difficulties breathing, especially at night, don’t go to public places like beaches or parks. If you’ve also traveled to another location, ensure that you isolate for at least 14 days and take a COVID-19 test.
3. Don’t get involved in group sports
No matter how tempting this is or how strong your love is for volleyball or any other group sport, avoid it. Coming in close contact with many people at a park or a beach, where you’d have to share your equipment with other people, will increase the risk of infection and spread of COVID-19.
4. Wear your mask
Make sure to wear your mask over your nose and not just place it on your chin. Wear a mask that covers both your nose and mouth anytime you’re going outdoors. This is to prevent the spread of respiratory droplets that can be spread through sneezing, coughing, or talking.
5. Don’t share your food with people
They say sharing is caring, but, in this case, not sharing is caring for yourself and other people. It’s risky to share your food with other people or eat out of the same plate with people; the risk at which the virus is spread would be really high, considering that people will surely come in close contact with one another. Bring your own food and avoid as many people as you can.
6. Move frequently
Sitting in one spot for an extended period where you have other people is not a good idea as it increases your risk of getting the virus.
So, there you go, six ways to ensure your safety when you’re headed to the beach or park. Ensure you follow these preventive measures to have fun while saving lives and becoming a real-life superhero.