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Maintaining Safety As Lockdown Restrictions Ease Up
For the past few months, most countries across the world have had to adhere to some kind of lockdown restrictions in order to control the spread of coronavirus.
As we start to move past the peak of infection, restrictions are beginning to ease as we all begin to take baby steps back to normality (even if this is a new kind of normal, heavily influenced by social distancing).
However, just because things are starting to resemble life pre-COVID, it doesn’t mean that the virus has gone, and on top of this, there are some additional risks that we all need to be aware of to keep ourselves safe.
Here are some examples.
Avoiding the virus
First things first, we still need to be keeping ourselves safe and minimize our chances of becoming infected.
This involves maintaining a two-meter distance from others, regular hand washing and wearing a face-covering in more crowded areas such as on public transport.
It’s easy to start getting complacent now, but don’t remember the risk is still there and stick to the guidelines to prevent catching it yourself and passing it onto others.
Being careful on the roads
It’s no secret that people have acted unsafely on the roads during the lockdown.
Emptier roads mean that many have taken advantage, driven too fast, and acted illegally when it comes to driving because they think they can get away with it.
This has to lead to many road traffic accidents at a time when there really should have been none.
As traffic begins to pick up again, some drivers are still likely to be acting unsafely and so it’s important to keep your wits about you.
Stick to the law, even if the road is clear, and be aware that others can be using emptier roads to take advantage.
The last thing you need is to be calling a car accident attorney because you’ve got yourself in trouble.
The same applies if you’re a pedestrian too before crossing double-check everything is safe and be aware of cars driving too fast.
Lockdown Restrictions Ease Up: sending children back to school
Whether or not you choose to send your children back to school is a very personal decision.
Many governments have stated that they won’t penalize parents for keeping their children off if they believe this is the best decision.
If you or anyone in your household is in a vulnerable group, it may be better to continue homeschooling for now until the situation becomes clearer.
If you’re happy to send your child back, read up on what this involves and what you can do to keep your family safe.
What will you be doing to keep yourself safe as life slowly begins to return to normal?