As current COVID-19 restrictions start to lessen in Australia and across the globe, it's only natural to feel anxious about the future and your safety.
Whether you're returning to work or venturing out to stores and restaurants, being proactive and aware is the key to staying safe throughout the threat of the coronavirus pandemic.
Read on for some practical ways you can protect yourself while following current health and safety guidelines so you can worry less and live more.
Etiquette and Staying Safe
You might not think of etiquette when it comes to a pandemic, however, a few good habits can ensure that you stay safe and help to prevent the spread of coronavirus. As COVID-19 rules from the NSW Government are lightening, more people are coming back into the public to shop, dine, and socialize.
If you decide to venture out, remember to practise proper social distancing rules. Stay a minimum of six feet or 1.5 metres apart from other while standing in lines or while in any other situation where you're near the general public.
Of course, wearing a face mask is also crucial during this time to continue promoting health and safety. Wearing a face covering is not just to keep you safe, but it's also to help protect others who may be vulnerable to catching the virus.
Carry our Instant Hand Sanitiser with you whenever you're on the go to clean your hands and kill germs and bacteria. This is a convenient way to "wash your hands" without water, and it's prudent to use it after touching surfaces to keep you safe. You'll find this product in a gel or spray for your convenience.
If you feel the urge to sneeze or cough, do so in your elbow and try to face away from others. Wash your hands immediately afterwards, or use hand sanitiser if you cannot get access to soap and water.
Of course, if you're feeling ill, it's always best to stay home. Do your part to protect yourself and others, and you'll have peace of mind knowing you can worry less and live more.
Managing Health and Safety at Home
Now that public spaces in Australia are starting to reopen and restaurants are accepting dine-in bookings with certain restrictions, it's more important than ever to practise good health and safety habits at home. Make sure you're getting proper sleep and eating a healthy diet to keep your immune system strong.
If you or someone in your family has a health condition, consider a Mediband Medical Alert Bracelet. These lightweight silicone wristbands can alert others to your specific condition whether it's diabetes, allergies, epilepsy, or any other health issue. With a medical ID bracelet, first responders can make fast assessments and provide the help needed to keep you healthy.
Fever is one of the most common symptoms of COVID-19. If you have children at home, use our Fevermates Stick On Temperature Indicators. You can monitor your child's temperature for up to 48 hours completely fuss-free to ensure they're healthy and safe.
Stock Your First Aid Kit
If you're planning to stay home as much as possible, it's vital to ensure that your first aid kit is properly stocked. Check what you currently have at home and consider revamping your supplies.
The Trafalgar Family First Aid Kit is an excellent choice for families with an active lifestyle. You can store it at home or in your vehicle so you have what you need whenever you're on the go.
This first aid kit is designed to keep you prepared in the event of a minor medical emergency. Use it to treat things like cuts, abrasions, sprains, and more to avoid having to go to the emergency room (whenever possible).
If you can limit your exposure to health care facilities unless absolutely necessary, you can lower your risk of contracting COVID-19. Staying safe while at home is one actionable way you can live more, enjoy life, and worry a lot less.
Other Ways to Stay Safe
While the coronavirus is certainly a threat, there are many things you can do to stay safe and healthy. First, consider working from home if possible so you can avoid travel and can stay away from others in a small or cramped office setting.
Be diligent about washing your hands, and always use hand sanitiser when you're in a pinch. This is one of the best ways you can protect yourself, and only takes a short amount of time to do. Once you make proper hand-washing a habit, it will become second nature.
Check current health alerts from the Australian Government Department of Health. Their website contains vital information regarding infection rates, health and safety guidelines, and more. When you're informed, you can take proactive steps to keep yourself and your family safe.
Clean and disinfect your home as often as possible. Wipe down countertops, toilets, and sinks using a disinfecting cleaner to kill germs and bacteria.
Living More and Worrying Less
In the new world of COVID-19, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. Consider these easy tips for staying safe so you can do your part to prevent the spread of coronavirus and keep your family safe.
Whether you're wearing a face mask and using hand sanitiser or working from home, everything you can do to protect yourself will allow you to worry less.
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