How to plan “the new normal Christmas”
Lockdown is over. “The new normal Christmas” is just a few weeks away and this year we hope to celebrate with family and friends. However, what can we expect?
Most of us want to attend family dinners and work parties; go out with friends and continue shopping. All these activities make our calendar completely full. But how can we tackle this season with coronavirus cases rising again and with the new variant Omicron?
Scientifics and doctors say: “there aren’t chances of a new lockdown, at least for now”. However, it looks uncertain because Covid cases continue rising. This Omicron variant is mild, but spreads faster than the other variants. Remember that winter is the perfect environment for viruses to replicate. So continue paying attention to new restrictions and cautions. If any member of your family experiences the symptoms of covid-19, bring them to the nearest health care center to have them tested and receive proper treatment.
Will there be a new lockdown? Can we proceed with our Christmas plans?
According to the Prime Minister: “the government is confident that this Christmas will be better than the last one. Also, people can continue making plans for Christmas dinner and going out. Lockdown is not on the cards”.
In addition, the government is speeding the vaccine rollout and the booster rollout programme for the over-40s and the immunosuppressed.
So, it seems that we can be calm and continue planning and enjoying Christmas. But continue paying attention to new cautions and rules.
Just few things to take into account to take care of our beloved ones
Covid-19 as other viruses is spread from person to person through small droplets, aerosols and direct contact. Being too close to people increases the risk of transmission.
Scientists say: “caution remains crucial, even if you are fully vaccinated”.
Take care of your beloved ones and yourself keeping these advises in mind:
- Vaccines greatly reduce the likelihood of severe illness and death, but not transmission or fall ill.
- Boost your immune system. (we show how below).
- Singing, shouting and physical activity increases the risk of transmission through small droplets and aerosols. Be careful during these activities.
- Take some steps apart from people to reduce risk.
- Limit the number of people inside closed spaces (the more people involved, the higher the risk of transmission).
- Do not forget to use face masks in public transportation, shops and wherever you can, remember it is for your safety and for the ones you love.
- The government may include some restrictions rules for travelers due to the new variant Omicron. So, if you are visiting your family or expecting someone from abroad, pay attention to these new rules first.
- Think about the vulnerability of those you are visiting. You can test and just visit family if it is negative.
- Make indoor spaces safe. Ventilate them. Use a temperature scanning system to monitor everyone’s temperature and determine if someone has symptoms of covid.
- Use sanitiser and face mask.
- Make space between members.
- Choose your Christmas bubble and try to avoid (when you can) unnecessary social contact.
- Eat healthy to boost your immune system. We advise you on how to have a healthy Christmas dinner.
- There are no flight, line or train cancellations over the Christmas period, but look out for updates and changes closer to the time and prior to travel to avoid disappointment.
- Wash your hands as much as you can.
How can I boost my immune system?
Your immune system is in charge of defending you against disease-causing microorganisms (germs, viruses, etc.). But sometimes it fails. For that reason, it is important to boost it. There are some tips to boost your immune system:
- Don’t smoke.
- Increase the intake of vitamin C.
- Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables.
- Try regular massage and MLD, they not only boost your immune system but reduce stress, depression, improves your mood and general well-being.
- Keep a healthy weight.
- Drink alcohol only in moderation.
- Sleep well.
- Avoid infection: wash your hands frequently and cook meat thoroughly.
- Reduce stress levels.
- Keep current with all recommended vaccines. Vaccines prime your immune system to fight off infections before they take hold in your body.
Keep all this in mind to have a wonderful time with your family and friends during this season. If you need advice, assistance or want to try any of our treatments, please contact us. We are glad to help you.
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