The festive season of 2020 was unusual due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Covid-19 pandemic is still on. Every one of us thinks about- how to cut down the Covid-19 risk during this festive season in 2021? The threat of Covid-19 is still with us. And it is once again spreading within our communities with new strains and as the second wave. We have to celebrate- but with caution. The vaccines have been developed and being used. But still, it will take some time for complete vaccination. We will have to wait until it is readily available for use of masses- needing prevention from Covid-19. In the meantime, it is the responsibility of all of us to take appropriate precautions to cut down Covid-19 risk during the festive season.
Cut down the risk of Covid-19 during the festive season.
The year 2020 will be remembered due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has taught us to adopt a healthy lifestyle, give top priority to our health and wellness, and maintain good hygiene. With the lockdowns, we have learned to maintain good health through regular and small physical activities. This Holi, let us give a gift to ourselves: good health. This festive season, if it is in your plans to travel to your native place to celebrate Holi with your family or relax at a holiday destination. Take the following precautions to cut down on the risk of COVID-19 during the festive season.
Precautions to be observed during traveling in the festive season.
Whenever and wherever people gather, the coronavirus gets an opportunity to spread. Thus, maintaining social distancing, wearing masks, maintaining hand hygiene, and following local authorities’ guidelines, should be given top priority. so that our loved ones may remain safe. If you or any of your family members are sick or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, do not plan to travel. even if the symptoms of the illness are very mild.
Consider the travel time to reach your destination and the co-passengers, to whom you and your family members are likely to be exposed. Make sure you have enough hand sanitizer and spare facemasks with you. Sanitize your hands at regular intervals. While traveling by private vehicle, try to minimize stops and pack food from home for the journey.
If using public transport, maintain social distance and wear face masks. Wherever possible, open windows for ventilation. Do not plan your journey during peak hours. So that crowds can be avoided. Avoid poorly ventilated areas. Ensure that your children do not pick up or touch things in public places.
Observing safety precautions:-
Ensure that your children cover their coughs and sneezes with their arms. Remind them to wash their hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds regularly. If soap and water are not available, sanitizers can be used. The same measures are to be adopted by adults as well.
Remain updated with travel restrictions: –
Remain updated with travel restrictions and tests required before and during your journey. Update yourself on the number of COVID-19 cases at home or at the destination. Check if there is available accommodation for self-quarantine in case you or a family member get exposed to COVID-19 at the destination station.
Carry your medications:-
Bring your regular prescription medications. Take with you enough OTC medicines and a first aid kit that may be required while traveling. Get yourself and your family members the required vaccinations.
Stay in safe accommodation:-
For staying, give priority to safe accommodations. The apartment should be properly sanitized before checking in. Prefer, self-catering. Remember to always wash your hands with soap and water before eating. Drink hot water. Sanitize surfaces, keys, and door handles, as well as remote controls, on a regular basis to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection during the holiday season. and to enjoy your stay with your loved ones.
Celebrating the festive season-Taking care of your health.
Celebrate this festive season of Holi with caution. Celebrate only, with your near and dear ones and people known to you. Avoid close contact and consume homemade dishes as much as possible. Take all the precautions needed to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. Furthermore, the festive season can be fully enjoyed if good health and hygiene are maintained, social distance is maintained, proper sanitization is practiced, and masks are worn. Adopting the following few practices may help to cut down the risk of COVID-19 during the festive season. For more details about coronavirus prevention and awareness, see the table below. Please click the link- https://maansisurvivalaidfoundation.com/coronavirus-prevention-and-awareness/
Maintain healthy habits:-
By maintaining healthy habits, we can strengthen our immunity. Furthermore, holidays do not imply that we should abandon our daily routine, which keeps us healthy! We should maintain our daily schedule of regular exercise. If lemon water or honey with water is being taken after waking up, continue with the same.
Consuming Fruits and Vegetables:-
Enjoy your holidays with conventional dishes prepared during the Holi season with your loved ones, taking care to follow instructions, if any, given by your healthcare provider. and a lot of seasonal fruits and vegetables to replenish the need for minerals and vitamins. They help in the detoxification and alkalization of the body.
Avoid overeating & overdrinking:-
Holi celebrations mean a lot of dishes and sweets being served. Avoid indulging in overeating and overdrinking during the get-together with family and friends. Consider protein-rich and nutritious foods. Keep your hands clean. Avoid hugging or shaking hands.
Keep yourself well-hydrated:-
Keep yourself well hydrated. Consume a minimum of three to four liters of water per day (as per your health conditions). Drinking hot water is advisable. as it has many health benefits like- relieving constipation, improving digestion, reducing stress levels, helping in weight loss, etc.
Remain physically active:-
If you have plans for relaxing all day. Remember to maintain your regular practices of yoga and meditation. Keep yourself physically active. For more details about “How sedentary lifestyles impact people’s health. please click on the link https://maansisurvivalaidfoundation.com/how-sedentary-lifestyle-affects-peoples-health-globally/
Wishing all a happy, joyful, and safe Holi. Stay safe – Stay healthy!
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