Tips to Stay Safe and Celebrating the Festive Season Despite Increasing Health Risks
India has already started celebrating the festive season. It’s a time to spend time with family, consume treats and holiday fare, cherish the moments spent with loved ones, and rejoice in life’s simple pleasures.
However, despite the festivities, you should always prioritize your health and make sure that your family and friends are secure during this time. Viruses and diseases are still very much a threat, despite the fact that the coronavirus pandemic has been contained. It is even more crucial to place an emphasis on health and safety as we wait for the beginning of Durga Puja, which will be followed by Dushehra and Diwali.
Let’s look at some actions we can take to make sure we don’t jeopardize our health or the health of people around us while still getting the most fun possible from our celebrations.
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Maintaining Basic Hygiene to Stay Safe
Certain hygiene rules are necessary for all public encounters, but they’re essential during celebrations and festivals. You must always make sure your face is covered by a mask. In addition, to ensure healthy decisions, you must avoid touching the mask inside, otherwise wearing the mask defeats its purpose. You might end up talking to more than one person, depending on the situation. Always carry hand sanitizer with you. Consider keeping a second bottle to give to others so they will not touch your personal bottle.
Always follow safety
Prevention is always preferable to cure. Even while masks are now generally optional, it is still usually preferable to cover yourself in crowded areas. Other steps you must take to protect yourself and your loved ones include routinely washing your hands and using hand sanitizer.
Keep an eye out for symptoms
Do not even downplay the minor ones or dismiss them as the seasonal flu or a cold. Isolating, remaining at home, and exercising caution is essential. This is true not only because you could endanger other individuals, but also because the coronavirus might be more dangerous to your body if your immunity has been compromised by another illness.
Refrain from making assumptions
Many people have experienced various infections and recovered from them. However, it is incorrect to presume that they are immune or won’t contract the infection again. It might be quite harmful to assume anything about the illness or the behavior of the virus. Do not attempt to self-medicate as well. If you feel unwell, visit a doctor as soon as possible and take the appropriate steps.
Try to avoid eating outside
During the holiday season, it is generally advisable not to eat outside due to the possibility of a stomach illness. So make an effort to eat wholesome, delicious, home-cooked meals throughout the holiday season.
Cover sneezes and coughs
When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or a bent elbow. Wash your hands after throwing away the old tissue in a locked container right away.
Avoid going to crowded places
Don’t go to busy marketplaces, open houses of worship, or ask anyone over. If it is not possible to avoid it, make sure that everyone takes the precautions prescribed by the government authorities, including wearing masks, keeping a distance from others, and regularly washing and disinfecting their hands.
Let's have fun this festive season, but do it responsibly
The fight against the flu is largely in our hands. In order for the outbreak to gradually diminish and make life significantly better for everyone, we must be aware of all safety precautions while celebrating the holiday season with our loved ones and basking in their warmth.
So during this holiday season, be careful, take care of yourself, and ask God to bring back the good old days.