The whole world is glued with news channels to stay updated with the Coronavirus pandemic. It has made us adapt to changes in our lifestyle at home school and workplace. The whole world is shutdown to break the chain of Coronavirus pandemic.
Schools are shut down and students are taking online classes. Offices, workplaces are shut down and people are working from home to continue meeting their deadlines. Malls, multiplexes and all other markets are closed and only home deliveries are available to fulfill necessary needs. The government is also taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of the nation and regulating necessary financial packages for poor or low-income group people. Apart from financial assistance, the government is also ensuring free food, medical and necessary supplies throughout the nation.
In this situation when everybody is locked at home, there is a lot that we can do to take care and support loved ones during coronavirus. This is how we can contribute to the nation and support our loved ones and neighbors to take care of during COVID-19. In the fear of recession, you need to take special care of yourself and your deliverables while taking good care of your loved ones.
Simple Social Distancing Tactics
When you would be able to look after yourself, then only you would be able to look after your loved ones. Ensure social distancing during this lockdown period.
Alternatives to Handshakes
Handshakes with friends and outsiders are vulnerable and prone to the infection of COVID-19. There are a lot of alternatives to handshakes that you can try during this pandemic situation.
You can try waving at your friend, putting a hand on your heart, hold your hands for Namaste, ‘Hi-Brows’, nod your head, eye gestures or blink to say ‘HI’ to your friends.
Don’t Travel Until Medical Emergencies
Cancel all your travel schedules, events or meeting until it is a death or life situation. Social distancing is extremely important to break the chain of COVID-19. The government in almost all the nations has announced lockdown to ensure you do not step out of your home and keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
Use a Mask Even in Balconies
If you step out of your home to collect couriers or for a small walk in the corridor or stand out in the balcony, ensure to wear a face mask on your face. There are different types of face masks available online or on medical stores however N95 is the most popular and safest among them. Don’t exchange used masks or wear it for a number of days.
Sanitize or Wash Your hands
It is very important to wash your hands whenever they are in contact with anything outside your doors. If you collect a parcel, courier or even open the door, ensure to use a sanitizer to keep your hands germfree. Wash your hands whenever you touch anything that you feel dirty or suspect contamination.
Keep a Check on Elderly Members
Social distancing, isolation is necessary for this pandemic situation even though it can be lonely. If your parents are in a lockdown with you in the same home, take good care of them and ensure that they are taking their medication properly in time. Ensure that they do not walk outside and practice light exercise at home.
If your parents or elderly neighbors are stuck outside on a different location, ensure to keep in touch with them on a regular basis. Send them text messages, WhatsApp messages, Mems and other funny but meaningful messages so that they do not feel lonely during this period of isolation. Connect with them regularly on a call or video call to spend some quality time with them. Make them join such funny groups and communities who are constantly sharing meaningful information and time killer activities for elderly people.
You can offer them a helping hand to pick and deliver their parcels or shopping at their doorstep. If you have cooked something special, share it with them to give them a treat in the period of isolation. Give your time and support to elderly people in need as this is the least, we can do in the period of isolation while keeping ourselves safe and secure.
Nurture Your Kids with Positiveness
It is important to stay positive and keep the ambiance panic free. Out of all these days, this is the best time to spend with kids and glue the bond of a healthy relationship with your kids. Nurture them with love, knowledge, wisdom, and care for others. Make a routine of study, gameplay and offscreen time. Indulge them in learning good new things that they were waiting to learn for long.
Bond with Your Life Partner
This is the time when you can show love and care to your life partner. Put yourself in their shoes and share a helping hand to realize the considerable hard work they do for the wellbeing of the family. Try to swap tasks and tenderness of joy with your loved ones. The relation should be Sweet and Saur that builds memories for lifelong.
Stay Alert, Informative & Reasonable
Don’t allow rumors to spread among your loved ones. Only trust the information coming through trusted sources like national news or government announcements. Blindly trusting social media may ruin the worry-free environment. Your loved ones should have the right information with reasonable measures instead of following rumors or falsifying information.
In this pandemic situation of COVID-19 when everyone is trying to give their bit to safeguard the society, you can also plan out a few steps that you can contribute to support your loved ones and neighbors. Take precautionary measures to ensure that you are not bringing coronavirus at home and affect your loved ones.
Help people in need, talk to your loved ones and neighbors with an open heart and tend a helping hand in this situation to elderly people and kids. Keep measurable distance from others and remove the distance between loved ones during this time.