Most of you might be vehemently waiting for the lockdown to come to an end. You might be planning to meet your friends, going out for shopping or just paying a visit to the nearby salon. Well, it is better to continue taking the necessary precautions as life won’t suddenly return back to normal once the lockdown ends. You would still need to be careful and take care of your health, as the risk of contracting COVID-19 infection would be still there.
Here are a few things you should not do immediately after the lockdown ends:
Don’t suddenly plan a vacation
t was only the movement of people from one country to another which led to such a worldwide spread of the disease. Even if the lockdown rules are relaxed, try not to plan a family vacation for a few months. It is better to stay at home and be safe, rather than vacationing and risking your health.
Don’t stop washing hands
One good habit which the spread of COVID-19 inculcated in people is the punctual washing of hands. Practicing hand hygiene can not only prevent coronavirus but can also keep several other diseases at bay. Even if the spread of coronavirus comes to an end, don’t stop this good habit of regularly washing your hands as it will keep you healthy and fit for long.
Don’t party in clubs or bars
It is natural that you might be dying to meet your friends and just go out and chill at some café or party at a club. Well, for all the party the party freaks out there, visiting crowded places like cafes and clubs could be an open invitation to the infection. Several cases of asymptomatic COVID-19 positive patients have increased the risk of spread of the disease. Thus, it is better to stay put for a while and avoid meeting your friends for at least some more time.
Don’t throw away face masks
As the saying goes ‘Precaution is better than cure’, it is the best option to still use your masks while in public. There is absolutely no harm in using your extra masks or homemade face masks while going to a crowded place or shopping. Continue using face masks, washing your hands and practicing social distancing at least for a while in order to prevent yourself from getting sick.
Maintain respiratory hygiene in public places
It is always a bad habit to cough or sneeze openly in public. Droplets through coughing and sneezing is what had led to such a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases worldwide. Thus, it is recommended to maintain your respiratory hygiene while in public. Cover your mouth with a tissue or cough and sneeze in your folded arm.
Don’t throw a big home party
With large number of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases coming up, you might never know is infected and who is not. Even if the lockdown ends, it is better to continue practicing social distancing. Avoid throwing big parties, assembling for family functions or having big dinners together. Protect yourself and your family by avoiding social gatherings as much as possible.