We’ve had quite the start to 2020 haven’t we? Well thankfully we are seeing the number of CoVid-19 cases coming down and many countries around the world are beginning to relax the restrictions which they put in place, and begin to open up business throughout cities and towns. Now whilst we may not be under quarantine any longer, we still need to make absolutely sure that we are doing all that we can in public to keep ourselves safe. I spoke to the great David Crawford MD to see what we should all be doing when we are out in public, in order to prevent the further spread of this virus.
The general rule of thumb when it comes to protecting yourself is that there is no such thing as doing too much, and although wearing protective gear may be annoying, it is well worth doing so. When it comes to your face the very minimum you should be doing is wearing a face mask, the best quality that you can get your hands on. Additionally wearing a full face visor makes sense and so too does wearing glasses if possible. The visor is a great tool which will not only make sure that you are protected from others, it will also help you to avoid touching your face.
Regular washing of hands is absolutely critical when you are out and about, even if think you haven’t been touching things. The first thing to say here is that we touch so many things without realizing it, and even if you have not laid your hands on anything, This is why it is absolutely essential that you take every opportunity to wash your hands. Whilst this is a respiratory virus which is passed through water particles in the air, spreading germs and bacteria is done in the majority by touching one thing and then another.
The impact which social distancing has on the reduction of spreading the virus is absolutely incredible and it is abundantly clear that this is the single best way to ensure that we don’t continue with large numbers with regards to those who have the virus. Generally speaking you should be lookin to get as far away from people as possible, but at the very least you should be looking to stay a meter away from people in order to avoid coming into contact with the virus should someone have it.
As nice as it is to give your friends, family or colleagues a hug and a kiss when you see them, or even a handshake, this is something which you have to avoid, at least for the time being. The new trend seems to be an elbow bump, and that is about the best that you can do for now, at least for the foreseeable future.
Take the opportunity to get back out there, but do so in a responsible way.