How to Prevent Infections While Celebrating the New Year?
by Amit Vyas on Apr 21, 2022
By maintaining safety and taking some precautionary steps, you can prevent infections and have a safe and delightful new year’s celebration in the forthcoming year.
While Covid-19 is still growing and coming with powerful variants like Omicron, do not make the mistake of putting your guards down – be fully vaccinated and take protective actions, especially when planning to celebrate.
So, how about taking a resolution this new year eve and keeping infection prevention and control?
Here are some ways to prevent infections during the new year:
- Wash Your Hands
- Cover Your Mouth When You Cough or Sneeze
- Get Vaccinated
- Wear a Mask
- Maintain Social Distance
- Avoid Celebrating in Poorly Ventilated Places
#1: Wash Your Hands
Microorganisms, including the new SARS-CoV-2 virus, can live on surfaces from a few hours to days. So, imagine you are celebrating the New Year at a friend’s place, and he or she does not disinfect high-touch surfaces; then you can be at risk of infection.
The best is to maintain good hand hygiene by washing your hands with soap and water every time you touch any surface. Also, do not forget to carry Foamtize, natural foaming hand wash, in case – washing your hands using soap and water is not possible.
#2: Cover Your Mouth When You Cough or Sneeze
Not just it is good manners, but to curb the transmission of fast-spreading infection like Omicron, you should religiously maintain the habit of covering your mouth while sneezing or coughing. Since disease-causing microbes grow and split before symptoms occur, so keeping your hands clean is imperative.
When you cough or sneeze, you can spread germs and bacteria through microscopic droplets in the air. So, covering your mouth by placing it in the crook of your elbow is essential, safe for your hands, and prevents infection.
#3: Get Vaccinated
Before attending the New Year party, getting vaccinated is a must. Take your shot as soon as you are eligible for it. Vaccines work powerfully to protect your body, especially at celebrations where there are many people, and the likelihood of getting infected is higher.
However, if you have any other medical condition, make sure you consult your doctor before you take the vaccine. In any case, if you show even minor symptoms of becoming ill, skip going to the celebration, no matter how much you wish to.
#4: Wear a Mask
The ideal way to prevent infections of all sorts, including the Covid-19, is wearing a mask. Ensure that you strictly wear a mask at any public event. Masks control the spread of infections when droplets containing germs & viruses are inhaled or come in contact with the eyes, nose or mouth.
You can add an extra layer of protection to your face by applying RxSAFE Facitize, the face-shield gel. Facitize is a no-alcohol and natural face sanitizer that kills 99.9% of germs, viruses and bacteria and moisturizes the skin too. So, before you wear a mask and step outside to enjoy this New Year, do not forget to apply Facitize.
#5: Maintain Social Distance
Maintain a physical distance of 1 metre or more from other individuals, even if you or other people are not sick. SARS-CoV-2 spreads from an infected person’s mouth or nose when they cough, sneeze, speak or breathe, so it’s better to stay at a distance from everyone.
For celebrating any special event, gathering in small numbers at a spacious place keeps you safe and allows you to maintain a good social distance. The best method to prevent infection from any variant would be to celebrate in your home only.
#6: Avoid Celebrating in Poorly Ventilated Places
Exterior indoor places like banquets are small and poorly ventilated, so it makes sense to gather outdoors in gardens. If you have no option other than avoiding a crowd or indoor place, then do not spend greater time indoors, wear a mask and maintain social distance.
Since Covid-19 transmits easily in poorly ventilated spaces and places where people spend longer time, places like restaurants, nightclubs and offices increase your risk of getting infected. So, make your environment as safe as possible and have fun outdoors!
All in all, enjoy this New Year, but do not forget about your health – celebrate safely!