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For the past two months, experts’ guidance has been clear: stay home and avoid interacting with anyone you don’t live with. As the UK enters a new phase of eased lockdown, a variety of businesses are set to reopen and social gatherings are expected to become more frequent.
As we enter this new phase with optimism and hope for this pandemic to be over soon, we are also preparing to readjust our habits, social interactions and group activities. We have gathered five pieces of advice that will help you navigate this new reality in the safest but also most enjoyable way possible:
Staying at home as much as possible is still the safest way to avoid catching or spreading the virus. This especially applies to those with underlying high risk conditions or present symptoms.
After months of Zoom quiz nights, we are all eager to meet our friends and loved ones, but experts recommend doing this outside.
If you are meeting up with friends, your back garden or a nearby park are the safest places to have a face-to-face catch-up, while keeping two meters distance. Remember to keep the ‘party’ size to a maximum of six people and no matter what, always have hand sanitiser on hand.
You have heard it a million times: keep washing your hands and do not touch your face, mouth and eyes. This advice is especially crucial if you are preparing to spend more time outside and meet other people.
The virus can survive on different surfaces for hours, and no matter how careful we are with washing our hands, when venturing outside we are automatically exposed to various contacts. Touching our face and mouth is a habit that can be hard to break, but it is important to try our very best.
Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds when you return home, and also use hand sanitiser with at least 60% alcohol whenever you can.
As recently advised by the World Health Organisation (WHO), protective face masks or face coverings should be worn when going out. It is especially important to wear a face mask when you are in public settings with limited space and where social distancing is difficult, like in shops and public transport.
Daylong’s washable face masks are made from soft, skin-friendly tri-flex fabric that have effective antibacterial properties. Made with Silvador technology, these reusable face coverings stay fresh and protected from odours. The technology is able to withstand high temperatures, extending the useful life of every treated face mask. A great reusable option, it can be washed x 50 times without losing effectiveness.
Do go out with friends and family but keep it to a maximum of six people and avoid handshakes, hugs, and kisses. If you’re going to a park or beach, look for an area where there aren’t too many people around. Try to avoid using public transport – walk, drive or cycle whenever you can.
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