The right thing to do (even during the holiday season)
As the holiday season approaches, it's important to remember what to do to have a good time with the Covid-19 pandemic that is still going on. Most of us have been vaccinated, but that doesn't mean we should relax our efforts and lose our good habits. So, what are the right things to do, even during the holiday season?
The holidays will be "almost normal".
Unlike last year, the risks for the holidays this year are relatively low. Indeed, if people are correctly vaccinated (third dose for the oldest), the holidays will be almost normal. Be careful, however, we must remain vigilant, because the virus is still there! Moreover, there is a risk of flu epidemic this year. Indeed, people have forgotten it these last two years, but the flu can be violent, especially in the elderly. That's why it is strongly recommended to the most fragile to get vaccinated against the flu!
To avoid Covid or flu contagions, it is recommended to continue to wear the mask as much as possible, especially with vulnerable people.
This year, the sanitary measures for the holidays will therefore be softened. However, wearing a mask with seniors is still recommended.
In addition, it will be important to avoid hugs and other displays of affection. Social distancing and barrier gestures must remain our top priority.
As much as possible, it will be necessary to limit the number of people at the table, even if it means planning several Christmas meals with a smaller group. If you are vaccinated, you can get tested for free to make sure you are not contagious. This is a way to ensure the safety of all.
In order to avoid physical contact as much as possible, it is better to forget about dishes presented in containers where everyone puts their fingers... Chips, cherry tomatoes, appetizer cakes, etc., should be avoided in favor of individual dishes (or verrines)! You won't all be eating from the same plate.
Moreover, it is judicious that only one and the same person takes care of the service, after having carefully washed the hands, and if possible by wearing a mask.
Beyond Covid, a simple rule related to alcohol is to remember: The one who drives is the one who does not drink ;)
Before protecting your health and that of others, protect your life and theirs!
Let's keep the right reflexes
To keep everyone healthy, especially seniors, regular hand washing, especially before meals, is very important. Also, if you are cooking for the family, be vigilant about washing your hands. You can also make available bottles of hydroalcoholic gel that will allow you to wash your hands again during the meal.
Think of the ventilation of the rooms!
Even in winter, we remember to air the rooms several times in the evening. The CO2 columns have proven that it is necessary to open the windows once or twice an hour to renew the air in the room sufficiently. This will limit the concentration of the virus in the room, especially if it is small.
Protect yourself at work too
These gestures are also valid for professional meetings. Indeed, any gathering in a company must respect all the barrier gestures, and not only the wearing of a mask. The use of hydroalcoholic gel, ventilation of rooms and social distancing are elements to be taken into account to protect oneself. Ventilation is still one of the best ways to protect yourself from viruses in general, not just Covid-19. Click here to learn more.
Follow the Government's recommendations on ventilation and gas detection!
The CO₂ signal light will monitor air quality in confined spaces.
The most economical indoor air monitor for CO₂ measurement.