There was a time when we in Australia thought we would somehow miss this global pandemic, yet it did arrive and since that time, several states have lockdown conditions in place, and while these could change at any time, it is important to make the most out of your outdoor time. There can be heavy penalties for being too far from your home without a valid reason, so do keep up to date with local authority directives, which should ensure that you stay on the right side of the law.
There are some great venues such as Tradies Sutherland, where you can enjoy a drink, good food and some great company, and you can easily make a booking on their website to ensure you’ll get your favourite table. If social distancing is in place, the eateries and pubs would take the appropriate action and they will seat people apart from each other. You should keep a pack of face masks in the car and also some wipes and hand sanitiser, which you should use every time you get in or out of the car.
Of course, you should leave your home every day, at least for 30 minutes and a brisk walk will give your major muscle groups a workout. Of course, if there are no restrictions, you can go where you like, but it is always best to avoid crowded areas for obvious reasons, and if you keep to the social distancing rules, you are greatly reducing the chance of becoming infected with the Coronavirus. If you and your partner are spending too much time together, here are a few tips that might be of some use.
If you are not allowed out without a good reason, then spending a couple of hours weeding the garden will give you that much-needed outdoor time, and when the weather is nice, you can read a book or listen to your favourite tunes. Many health practitioners will confirm that the human requires Vitamin D, which we derive from sunlight, so you do need to be outside often, and your garden is as good a place to get some sun as anywhere.
If you aren’t an online shopper, perhaps now is the time to start, as buying online eliminates human contact and the need to leave your home. You can order organic fruit and vegetables to be delivered to your door, along with anything else you might need, and in most cases, delivery is free. Of course, it is nice to shop at the supermarket, where you can see the produce you are buying, but if the lockdown is in place, your local supermarket will have an online store.
Maintaining Social Contact
If you are under lockdown, you can use social media platforms to keep in touch with family and friends, and with video calling in real-time, you can maintain your social life, and even though it is virtual, it is better than no contact at all. Click here for the latest Covid-19 updates from the Australian government.
It can be very stressful when you are couped up at home for long periods of time, and hopefully, the above advice will help you to remain in good health until we return to normal, whenever that might be.