Staying Safe in Public Places During Pandemic

by Guest Author on February 18, 2021

in Guest Posts

With the new changes in lifestyles that 2020 has brought, we are suggested to stay at home as much as possible. Until the pandemic is close to an end, the best would be to interact as little as possible with people outside your household. However, sometimes you can’t help but go to work if you’re not able to work remotely. Spending time in public transportation or at the supermarket can higher the risk of virus spread. Even so, you can do your best to stay safe while spending time in public places. To prevent the germs from spreading over your body, check out the following tips.

Wash hands regularly

Number one rule we keep hearing is that we must keep our hands clean all the time. Your hands touch an array of surfaces each day and that’s the fastest way bacteria and viruses spread. Just think about how many people grab a handle on the bus or a doorknob on your office door. Not to mention the countertops at the cafeteria or your favourite bakery. That’s why you should develop a habit of washing your hands as often as possible. Have you just arrived at your office? Go straight to the bathroom and wash the commute off you. When you come back home from a walk, wash your hands. Even better, take a shower and do a thorough clean up to make sure all the germs are nowhere near you. 

Use hand sanitisers often

When you don’t have access to bathrooms, hand sanitisers will be of great help. The little allies in fighting bacteria can fit nicely into your bag or even your pocket. Make sure you have one bottle in every purse so that you can always reach out for necessary disinfection. A very small amount of hand sanitiser is enough to fend off filth and make your hands safe for you and others around you. The majority of new and improved formulas kill up to 99.99% of bacteria, allowing you to stay safe all day long. Alternatively, antibacterial wet wipes can offer amazing protection and help you scrub germs off. 

It’s essential to dry your hands well

Aside from keeping your hands clean and washing them as often as possible, it’s also crucial that you dry them well. Namely, what will you do if you happen to have no tissue next to you after you’ve washed your hands in a public bathroom. Or even at your office, for example. Letting them air dry is not good for your skin, and if you reach out for your shirt or other pieces of clothing, the washing would have been in vain. That’s why investing in class-leading hand dryers is always the number one strategy every company should have. That way not only will they help save the planet by not using paper towels, but they’ll allow for a safe and sanitary hand drying. 

Keep your distance

Washing your hands and drying them well won’t be enough if you continue spending time in crowded spaces. Namely, staying at least 2 meters away from other people is crucial. That’s one of the best ways to stay away from any potential bacteria and viruses that may be spreading from other people. You can never know whether a simple sneeze is just a common cold or a symptom of a vicious disease. That’s why you should try your best to keep the distance at all times. 

Wear a mask

Wearing a face covering will also protect you in public spaces. That is especially true for indoor spaces such as shopping centres and restaurants. Not only is the face mask one of the most effective ways to protect yourself from a regular cold, but from COVID-19 too. Remember to throw away a disposable mask after every use, without touching the front. 

Final thoughts

Staying safe in public spaces has never been more important than now. If you can’t avoid going out and being around people, the least you can do is try hard to protect yourself and those around you. Therefore, wash your hands regularly, use hand sanitisers, don’t forget to dry your hands well and always wear a face mask when you know you’ll be around a bunch of strangers. Most important of all, whenever possible keep your distance to make sure nobody is in harm’s way. 

Guest article written by: Mike is an Australian business consulting specialist. He’s working with companies that outsource their IT maintenance. He often writes about technology, business and marketing and is a regular contributor on several sites.

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