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Precautionary Measures During COVID -19 Pandemic

Published on Jun 11, 2021 and last reviewed on Jan 09, 2022   -  5 min read

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The pandemic is far from over, and you have to be cautious even if you have been vaccinated. Please read the article to briefly know what all precautions we should take on a daily basis.

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Precautionary Measures During COVID -19 Pandemic

Introduction:

By now, hopefully, we all have understood the seriousness of this pandemic, and so we should have a stock of our daily needs and home requirements. If you do not think of your safety or if you are overconfident that you can manage going out without getting infected, then think about your family as you can be a carrier of the virus to your home. So, if you want to do something for your family, then just stay at home and be safe.

What Are the Precautionary Measures to Be Followed During This Pandemic?

It is necessary to stock up with essential things at once without going out frequently. The precautions we should take while going out and returning home from outside for obtaining key essentials are-

Make a List of Essential Things:

First, make a list of essential things that you will need for a whole week, be it vegetables or milk or groceries. You should have plan B. In case you did not get any of these essential things, you should search for a substitute. For example, if you do not get fresh milk, go for milk powder or even tetra-pack milk as a substitute in an emergency situation to reduce or minimize the number of times you step out of the house.

Home Delivery Systems:

See for facilities that are available, such as home delivery systems. Nowadays, most of the grocery marts have opened up their home delivery services, so make a list of things that you do not get at your doorsteps and step out for those things only.

At the Time of Receiving Delivery:

Use Buddy System:

Spend Less Time Outside the Home:

Different Ways to Protect Us:

Avoid Using, Touching, or Traveling With the Public:

What Are the Things to Be Taken Care of on Returning Home?

The things to be taken care of on returning home are,

Isolation:

One should keep themselves isolated till we wash our hands and face with soap. We should not touch our home premises with our hands. So press the doorbell button with an elbow, or one can use a small wooden stick or piece of paper to press, and after that, it should be disposed of.

Disinfect the Items Which We Took Out:

All shopping items, your mobile, wallet keys, and all should be kept near the main door, and they should not be touched by any other family member till they get disinfected.

Protocols on Reaching Home:

What Are the Safety Measures to Be Followed Inside the Home?

1. The use of hand sanitizers, coughing manners, sneezing manners, minimum touching to face and especially to nose and mouth.

2. Kids or babies, the elderly, and persons with compromised immune status should preferably stay in a relatively isolated area.

3. House should be clean and fresh. A humid environment is favorable for the growth of bacteria and viruses. House should be aerated, and cross ventilation should be there.

4. If using air conditioners, make sure that there is good filtration and exchange of air.

5. Preferably, the domestic helper should be avoided, but if it is unavoidable and any outside person is coming for domestic help, then make sure they should do hand sanitization before entering home and should wear a proper mask. Preferably hand gloves should be given to them and disposed of while going out of the home. Social distancing with domestic helpers is preferable.

6. The use of newspapers and magazines should be avoided.

7. Avoid eating outside food. Eat vegetarian and fully cooked homemade food.

Conclusion:

Remember that prevention and taking precautions are way better than cure. So be sensible and responsible to reduce exposure to the virus. With all these measures we cannot assure that we can totally avoid exposure, but surely we can reduce it.

Last reviewed at:
09 Jan 2022  -  5 min read

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