Taking A Break During The Pandemic? Here’s How To Do It Safely

We all need a break from time to time, and what better time to take a break than during the global pandemic that has us all suffering from collective trauma? If you need to take a break during this time, you’re not alone. Many people are still throwing caution to the wind and going away and doing what they need to do to stay sane. If you’re going away, whether it’s a staycation or something else, then you need to make sure you’re going to be staying safe. Read on for some advice:

Requirements and Travel Restrictions

Before you go anywhere make sure there are no requirements for travellers or restrictions on where you should be going. Different countries will have different requirements. Some will require you to wear masks in stores and before you sit down in restaurants, others may not. You’ll need to know about any mandatory testing to take place and whether you’ll need to quarantine for 2 weeks one you return home, too. Remember, things are still changing all the time, so if you’re unsure, it may be better not to go and head on a staycation instead. 

Staying Safe During Travel

Staying safe during travel will mean protecting yourself and others. Wearing a mask and keeping both your nose and mouth covered is important in public settings. Stay at least 6 feet apart from others who are not from your household, and carry a sanitizer with you. Wash your hands more regularly too, and make sure you do it thoroughly. Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth either. You’ll need to be vigilant but you’ll stay safe. 

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Filling Up Your Car

If you’ve gone on a road trip or rented a car out, you’ll need to make sure you’re careful. Use disinfecting wipes on handles and buttons at gas pumps before you touch them if they are available, and use hand sanitizer after fueling. Wash your hands as soon as you arrive at your destination, too. Carrying a pack of wipes with you wherever you go can really come in handy. 

Finding Accommodation

Assuming you’re going to need somewhere to stay, looking at serviced apartments should give you everything you need for your stay. If you are considering cleaning your place, take a look at the guidelines on cleaning and disinfecting first. 

Eating Out

Eating out may be cheaper depending on the day you do it, but if you want to be extra safe, preparing your own food may be the way to go. Of course, that may defeat the point of going away to you, so be vigilant when getting food elsewhere. Take out might be a safer option than eating in. If you do eat in, make sure your table is disinfected and that you follow the restaurant’s instructions to stay safe – they usually have one way systems in place. 

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