At AST London, we have watched the world become a stranger place recently, and the coronavirus pandemic means the things we used to do are no longer an option. So, until we can go about our business as usual, we need to practice social distancing.
Yet social distancing is not something that is easy to do in all situations. This can cause distress for many who simply want to buy their weekly food or get exercise.
5 Tips for Keeping a Safe Distance at Home
Because of the confusion and concern, and because we are experts in safety and security, we’ve put together some tips in the blog for observing social distancing in your complex that we hope will help you.
Social Distancing in Your Complex Tip #1: Observe the Two Metre Rule
Perhaps the one thing that everyone is aware of when it comes to social distancing is the two-metre rule. Simply put, if you encounter anyone outside your family, you need to stay at least two metres away so that the virus can’t spread so easily.
Social Distancing in Your Complex Tip #2: Allow No Friends to Visit
One of the hardest aspects of social distancing is the inability to have friends and family to visit. However, although the above has not changed, the rules are being slightly relaxed now, and more people can go out and go further. You may find there are more people around than before, and in this case, the two-metre rule needs to be firmly in place.
Social Distancing in Your Complex Tip #3: Wear Face Coverings
In some situations, the two-metre rule cannot be enforced. If this is the situation for you, face coverings should be worn. Although experts say these are not as effective as social distancing measures, they are better than nothing.
Social Distancing in Your Complex Tip #4: Have Items Delivered
If you don’t have to go out, stay home and instead have items delivered. Delivery drivers are key workers and they will have the right training and PPE to do their job safely. So, it is wise to leave deliveries to them if you can.
Social Distancing in Your Complex Tip #5: Only Buy Essentials
During this time, it is still a good idea to only buy essentials. The more you buy, the more will need to be delivered, and that means potentially more contact between you and the delivery driver. Ideally, you should only buy what you need and anything else may need to wait until lockdown is over.
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