Preparing for the holidays can be daunting for many families especially during a pandemic. With so many things to worry about in general such as packing correctly, travelling safely and making sure the family wears sunscreen, we now also have to worry about Covid-19. In light of this, we have curated a list of things you can do to make sure you have a fun, yet safe holiday with your family.
Now that we are returning somewhat of a ‘normal’ festive season, it is important that we remember the following
1.) Arrive alive!
Whether you’re planning a road trip or just travelling between venues, it is never okay to drink and drive. This doesn’t mean that you should not enjoy yourself… it simply means that we need to have forethought before we enjoy a pina colada while sitting in a beach-side cafe. For seasoned drivers the concept of riding an Uber to places may seem foreign, but trust me, there is nothing better than having a sober driver making sure you and your family arrive at your destination in one piece.
It’s doesn’t matter if you are planning a staycation or a holiday to the Maldives, one thing we cannot allow ourselves to do is forget that we are still in a pandemic. This is why we always need to make sure that we observe the Covid-19 safety guidelines and protocols at all times.
3.) Look after your skin!
- Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Apply the product before going outside and reapply every two hours, or after swimming, in order to protect yourself from sunburns.
- Babies and very young children should be kept away from direct sunlight to avoid heatstroke.
- A wide-brimmed straw hat is the perfect accessory for hot weather. It shades your face, neck and ears from UV rays while providing you with plenty of shade. Opt for sunglasses that block UV radiation.
- It’s important to stay hydrated, so drink plenty of fluids. Avoid being outdoors between 10am – 4 pm when temperatures are at their hottest and find shelter in shaded areas whenever possible.
We hope you have a wonderful, warm and safe festive season!