Sunday, April 4, 2021
Slowly but surely, the UK’s lockdown restrictions are starting to ease and we’re now allowed to meet outdoors in groups of up to six. In the coming weeks we can also expect hospitality venues to start opening up again, offering us the chance to have some food and drink with others in outside settings.
As such, it’s worth freshening up on how to stay safe outdoors, as beyond the coronavirus safety measures like social distancing, there are also seasonal health aspects to look out for as we head into spring and summer.
Here are a few helpful tips for you to use:
At the end of April it will be ‘Allergy Awareness Week’, but we’re already well into hay fever season. As such, we should be taking our allergy medications now to help keep things like hay fever at bay as we start enjoying the great outdoors again.
This is backed up by Dr Rosin McHugh who told us that in order to keep histamine levels low, people should be taking medication for weeks before the season ramps up. Dr McHugh also explained that “too often people leave it until they have symptoms, but by then it’s too late to get the best from your chosen treatment”.
We offer a wide range of hay fever tablets and allergy treatments that you can find here.
Whilst the prospect of being able to socialise with others and enjoy a few drinks is an exciting one, it’s also important to take it steady and look after yourself. By this we mean not slipping into bad habits; for instance, if you’ve managed to cut down on your alcohol intake or stop smoking during lockdown, you won’t want to undo all this good work.
The same can be said for things like exercise or healthy eating. It might be that you’ve used lockdown as an opportunity to go jogging or work out more. If so, you should try to maintain this and look to strike a balance between your new social freedoms and staying fit.
We shouldn’t forget that in order to help avoid future lockdowns, we still need to be responsible with social distancing and to keep wearing face masks as and when they are required. More visits outdoors may also require you to stock up on your PPE, so you’re not caught out should you need some when meeting others.
If you’d like any further advice and guidance on staying safe outdoors and which treatments, meds or equipment you may need, you can call us on 01295 262925, or find our contact details here.
There’s also this useful ‘roadmap for lifting lockdown’ from the BBC that explains what restrictions will be eased and when over the coming weeks and months.