During the change in climate we understand that travel to work, shops, schools etc is being minimised. But the need to travel is still there and some people are still required to travel to and from their place of work. Given the risk of travelling publicly, we want to share some top tips on what precautions you can take to make sure you keep yourself safe and clean.
- Regularly wash your hands – sanitiser and soap – Hand cleaning should be common practice. But under the circumstances we found ourselves in, it is important to wash and sanitise your hands as often as you can. On a daily basis, many people are touching their face or biting their nails. As hard as we may try to limit the amount of times we touch our face or bite our nails, sometimes it’s just not possible to stop altogether! Cutting down your nails and preventing any contact with your mouth can help to prevent any infections spreading.
- Use your OWN travel mug and water bottle – When travelling we need to stay hydrated- make sure you travel with your own mug and water bottle. Doing this will allow you to have control over what you are drinking out of and it is then up to you to make sure that these items are cleaned thoroughly. We want to prevent any cross contamination and therefore the spread of infections.
- Choose to walk over public transport – If you are commuting to work or heading to the shops, try and prevent as much public transport as possible. Even if this adds time on to your journey, the less contact you have with public areas, the less risk you have of coming into contact with harmful germs or bacteria. Although these changes might mean you have to get a little less shopping, or you add a little more time to your journey – these have positive impacts on both your health and the environment!
- Don’t overheat – Don’t stress, don’t rush, and don’t over layer! Stay calm and take your time whilst you are travelling around. The more you panic, the more overheated you’ll become! Preventing this will help you to concentrate better on your health and not make yourself unwell.
- Have essential toiletries to hand – Carry an essential toiletry pack around with you for emergency situations. These packs can consist of hand sanitiser, tissues, soap, gloves or baby wipes. This means you will always be prepared!
- Look with your eyes, not your hands – This is an important point to make to all individuals that are out and about in public areas including shops, your work office, or onboard transport. Try to limit what you touch, look with your eyes and not your hands! If you are shopping, task yourself not to touch everything before you place it in your basket. When travelling to work or at work try not to touch any items unless necessary.
During this time we all feel a bit useless but by following simple steps like the above we are doing our bit to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19.
If you are need of private transport for travelling to work or for your staff, please contact the team on 0208 778 6697 or get a quote today.