It’s been over a month since the UK Government announced the official lockdown, some of you may have been in self-isolation for longer. This is to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus and protect everyone around us, including our NHS. We’ve outlined in this blog some tips to help you stay safe and well, and keep occupied.
Tips for staying safe at home
The Government have told us to only go outside for food, health reasons or to work if you cannot work from home as you can spread the virus even if you don’t have the virus. This means that we’re spending more time at home. But, how do you stay safe even whilst you’re at home?
The first tip is washing your hands frequently and thoroughly with either soap and water or an alcohol-based hand gel, this kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth because your hands touch many surfaces, they can pick up viruses and touching your eyes, nose and mouth, these viruses can enter your body.
If you cough or sneeze, it’s important to follow good respiratory hygiene such as covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or a tissue which you then dispose of immediately.
We also recommend that you wash your hands after pulling in your bin when it’s been emptied, your refuse collector could have emptied up to 2000 bins before touching yours.
Tips for keeping busy at home
They’re loads of tips we can suggest to keep busy at home from reading a book to taking up a new hobby.
It seems that home improvements have been keeping people busy lately, when B&Q opened it’s doors here in Nottingham on Thursday 23rd April, hundreds of people turned up to get their hands on their stock. Just a couple of weeks before that almost 400 cars turned up to use the click and collect service at the Riverside Retail Park, which resulted in the Nottinghamshire Police having to assist staff.
Maybe you could try an upcycling project, check our blog here for some fun ideas, and to see even more ideas follow us on social media by clicking the icons below.
One method of keeping busy that has been popular has been clear outs, from wardrobe clear outs to garden clear outs. However, with this, we’ve seen a rise in flytipping. So, if you’re struggling to manage the waste your producing, which naturally you will be producing more, we can help. From on-demand waste collections to skip hire or even just help with overflowing rubbish. We can even provide you with pallets so you can keep busy with your garden work.
Staying safe when you have to leave the house
If you do have to leave your house, they’re several ways that you can stay safe, such as ensuring you always stay 2 meters away from people.
The World Health Organisation are also urging people to use contactless payments, the contactless limit on your bank card has been raised from £30 to £45. WHO claim that as physical cash changes hands multiple times, it’s much more likely to pick up bacteria and can cling onto the virus.
You can read many more tips to staying safe while out here: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11320568/coronavirus-stay-safe-leave-house/