Public places such as coffee shops, restaurants, parks, public libraries, government buildings, etc. share a high risk of microbial or bacterial contamination. These places can expose you to the deadly coronavirus and make you and your family susceptible to the life-threatening disease. Even travelling by a local bus or train is leveraged with a serious risk of getting Covid-19 infection.

Thus, people should preferably stay at home to avoid the risk. In case they're required to go out, they should abide by all essential precautionary measures like wearing face masks and carrying alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

However, wearing masks and using sanitizers may not offer you all-around protection. Thus, it is important that you adhere to all necessary ways to prevent the risk of catching coronavirus.

Here are some important measures that people should take to keep themselves safe in public places:

1. Get vaccinated
First and foremost, make an informed choice and get vaccinated as soon as possible. Vaccinations play an important role in building immunity and will eventually aid in ending the pandemic. Thus, make sure to get any available government-approved vaccination before your step outdoors.

2. Maintain 6 feet distance from others
Make sure to follow all social distancing norms outdoors. Staying at least 6 feet away from other people significantly reduces the risk of catching respiratory droplets. Also, wear a face mask properly without exposing your nose or mouth in crowded areas.

3. Clean and disinfect
The easing of covid-19 restrictions has allowed many offices to open and work normally. However, if you have an in-office job, make sure to follow all safety protocols like cleaning and disinfecting your desk regularly. In addition, common restrooms at the workplace or in other public areas are also prone to germ and bacterial build-ups. Thus, you should consider disinfecting the seat with a toilet disinfectant (before and after use) to reduce the chances of transmitting any bacteria or virus.

4. Wash your hands frequently
Wash your hands with soap and water at regular intervals, especially in public places to stay safe from communicable diseases. For situations, when you are unable to get access to water and soap, carry a liquid hand sanitizer to clean your hands and make them bacteria-free.

5. Other important considerations
The easing of restrictions may have opened public spaces, but it has not reduced the risk of covid-19. Thus, consider the following tips before planning to go outdoors.

  • When planning outings with family and friends, try to take less congested routes and avoid peak times to be safe.
  • Before leaving the home, make sure all family members are symptom-free.
  • Remind each other to follow the necessary protocols to avert health complications.
  • Moreover, wash your hands with soap and water daily for at least 20 seconds to keep them germ-free. Make it a habit to follow indoors as well as outdoors.

    Apart from the above-mentioned ways, avoid touching your face including your nose, mouth, and eyes in public spaces. Make sure to carry a hand sanitizer made up of 60% alcohol at all times, especially in the outdoors. Taking care of small mistakes will help you out to combat germs.

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