As the world starts to adapt to new ways of doing things during the time of a global pandemic, many people are starting to miss aspects of their lives that used to be simple and enjoyable. Things like getting a haircut, taking a walk around the local park, or having tea with friends are no longer as easy or as accessible as they once were. However, with the world starting to adapt to social distancing and new hygiene practices, many businesses that were closed during the initial panic are now starting to open once more, with many salons and massage parlors finding themselves with a backlog of clients wanting to get rid of the Covid-19 blues with a bit of pampering. Here are some ways to look good during the pandemic.
If you’re aching for a bit of TLC at your local hairdresser, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself when you leave the safety of your home.
Weigh Up the Risks Before You Decide to Go Out
Before we get into some tips to keep safe during a trip, it is important to note that even by following all the prescribed safety tips and hygiene advice laid down by the CDC, no person is truly safe from infection when they leave their home. So, before you decide to leave, it is important to consider the risks of the trip. According to the CDC, there are several questions a person should ask themselves before they decide not to stay home. These questions include things like how much of a hotspot your area is, what measures local authorities have in place, whether you or someone in the home is an at-risk person, what transportation you will need to get to your destination, and other important questions.
Carry a Covid Kit At All Times
Once you have decided to leave your home, you must ensure that you are carrying a Covid Kit with you. Your kit should contain tissues, hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol), a bag to dispose of tissues you may have used, and, most importantly, at least one mask.
According to new information from the CDC, which was shared on a range of websites catering to seniors, including npseniorliving.com, the wearing of a mask not only helps to protect people around a mask wearer but it can also benefit the person wearing the mask. This is because research has shown that more than half of transmissions have stemmed from asymptomatic people rather than those who have shown symptoms. Therefore, it is more important than ever to wear a mask while in a public space to protect yourself and those around you.
No Walk-Ins: Always Make An Appointment
While most businesses that offer beauty treatments accepted walk-in clients in the past, new hygiene measures and limits on the number of people who are allowed in enclosed areas mean that making an appointment is now a necessity. This will also allow you to plan your trip better in terms of transportation. When making your haircut appointment, be sure to check what safety measures they have in place to ensure that the business is following the health and safety guidelines and ask if they require their patrons to bring their own equipment or perform any additional hygiene measures.
Whenever you leave your home, for whatever reason, you must follow the basic preventative measures set out by the CDC. Staying six feet apart from others, wearing a mask, washing hands often, avoiding touching too many surfaces, and practicing safe coughing etiquette can help keep you and your loved ones safe. You can be safe and look good during the pandemic by following these measures.