Post-Lockdown Safety Guide
The lockdown has come to an end in most countries but that doesn’t mean that you get a free reign. The governments have called on the individuals to carry the responsibility on their own shoulders (as it should be).
Here are some tips to ensure you stay safe after the end of the lockdown.
- Social Distancing
The farther you are from a person, the safer you are from catching the virus (if they have it).
Even after the end of the lockdown, make sure you maintain the 1m distance with everyone you do not live with, and if you have to move within 1m, make sure to limit the amount of time you stay with them.
2m is the safer distance and is recommended.
- Home Delivery
Since the main method of the spread of the virus is through person-to-person contact, the safest form of shopping is still home-delivery with online payment. Ask the deliveryman to leave the package at the gate for you to pick up after they leave.
The summer sun might be tempting, but limit outdoor activity to activities where social distancing is maintained, such as a walk to the park.
- Avoid Restaurants
A study from China suggests that, even if the customers sit 1m apart, the spread of the virus is likely. This happens because the air conditioner circulates the air throughout the room and carries the sick person’s droplets with it.
You may also want to stay cautious of the same in the workplace, etc.
- Work From Home
If your employer allows it, work from home is the safest option after the end of the lockdown.
If you have to commute, avoid public transportation.
- Create a Support Bubble
Limit the number of individuals you meet as the lockdown eases – this will be your support bubble. Make sure you only physically interact with your family and your support bubble.
Exclude people who are vulnerable to the virus, such as people over the age of 65 and pregnant women, from this social group.
Make sure you and your family stay safe as we head into a new phase!
Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ‘COVID-19 Outbreak Associated with Air Conditioning in Restaurant, Guangzhou, China, 2020’, official CDC website (accessed on 16th June, 2020)
- UK Government, ‘Meeting people from outside your household’, official website (accessed on 16th June, 2020)
- National Health Service, ‘Social distancing: what you need to do’, official NHS website (accessed on 16th June, 2020)