How to cut down Covid-19 risk during the festive season?

The festive season of 2020 is unusual. Since the Covid-19 pandemic is on. Every one of us thinks about how to cut down the Covid-19 risk during this festive season? The threat of Covid-19 is still with us. And it is once more spreading within our communities. We have to celebrate but with caution. Recent advancements towards the development of the Coronavirus vaccine are encouraging. But still, it will take some time. 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.

Covid-19 risk during 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. This year has taught us to adopt a healthy lifestyle, giving top priority to our health, wellness, and maintaining good hygiene. With the lockdowns, we have learned to maintain good health by regular and small physical activities. This Christmas let us give a gift to ourselves- Good health. This festive season, if it is in your plans to travel to the coast or other parts of the country to spend the December holidays with your family or to relax at a holiday destination. Take the following precautions to cut down the risk of Covid-19 during the festive season.

Precautions during traveling.

Wearing masks in gathering.

Safety:- Whenever and wherever people gather, Coronavirus gets an opportunity to spread. Thus maintaining social distancing, wearing masks, and keeping hand hygiene, and following local authorities guidelines, should be given a top priority. So that our loved ones may remain safe. Do not plan to travel if you or any of the family members are sick or exposed to a person, who had Covid-19. Even if the symptoms of illness are very mild.

Maintaining social distance during travelling.

Traveling:- Consider the traveling time to reach your destination and co-passengers, to whom you and your family members will be exposed. Make sure you have enough hand sanitizer and spare facemasks available with you. Sanitize your hands at regular intervals. If 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. If possible open windows for ventilation. Do not plan your journey during peak hours. So that crowd can be avoided. Avoid poorly ventilated areas. Ensure that your children do not pick or touch things in public places.

Observing precautions:- Ensure that your children cover their cough and sneezing with their arm. 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 also.

Remain updated:- Remain yourself updated with travel restrictions and tests required before and during your journey. Update yourself with 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 your family member get exposed to Covid-19 at the destination station.

Medications:- Pack your regular prescribed medications. Take with you enough OTC medicines and first aid kit that may be required during traveling. Get yourself and your family members the required vaccinations.

Stay at safe accommodation:- For staying give priority to safe accommodation. The apartment should be properly sanitized before checking in. Prefer, self-catering. Always remember to wash your hands with soap and water before taking your meals. Drink hot water. Regularly sanitize the surfaces, keys, and door handles, remote controls, to cut down the risk of getting Covid-19 infection during the festive season to enjoy your stay with your loved ones.

Celebrating the festive season.

Meeting with your loved ones taking precautions.

The festive season can be enjoyed fully by keeping good health, hygiene, maintaining social distancing, proper sanitization, and wearing masks and or face shields. 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. Please click the link-

Regularly excercising.

Maintain healthy habits:- Holidays does not mean that we should keep our daily routine, to keep us in good health, aside. We should maintain our daily schedule of regular exercising. If lemon water or honey with water is being taken after waking up, continue with the same.

Healthy eating

Consuming Fruits and vegetables:- Enjoy your holidays with a lot of seasonal fruits and vegetables to replenish the need for minerals and vitamins. They help in detoxification and alkalization of the body.

Avoid Overeating:- Avoid indulging in overeating and overdrinking during the get together with family members and friends. Take proteinaceous and healthy food. Keep hand hygiene. Avoid hugging or shaking hands.

Keeping well hydrated.

Keep yourself well hydrated:- Keep yourself well hydrated. Consume a minimum of three to four litres of water per day. Drinking hot water is advisable. as it has many health benefits like- relieving constipation, improving digestion, reducing stress levels, helps in weight loss, etc.

Remain physically active:- Besides your plans for enjoying the sunlight or relaxing all day, maintain your regular practices of yoga and meditation. Keep yourself physically active. For more details about- How sedentary lifestyle impact people health. please click on the link

Wishing all a happy, joyful, and safe festive season. Stay safe – Stay healthy!

For more information and treatment please consult your healthcare provider. (Published for awareness purpose only).

Surinder Bhalla.

Blogger, with 40+ years of experience in healthcare. Both modern medicine and Ayurveda.

Maansi Survival Aid Foundation.

Maansi Survival Aid Foundation is committed to serving ailing humanity. We promote healthy living and Ayurvedic concepts through our blogs. We organize free health camps. Have 40+years of experience in the health care industry (Modern medicine & Alternate medicine).

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