As level 3 lockdown persists in South Africa, some things have started to return to normal while others things are still changed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Before you put your head out, here are a few things to consider, whether you are going for a walk or heading to the office.

Getting out to exercise

Unfortunately, the gyms are still closed, but South African’s can once again exercise outside in public spaces, national parks and on beaches. With all the excitement of finally getting to experience the outdoors again, remember to take your mask and drinking water with you.

Although we still have a little bit of winter left, it is important to stay hydrated when exercising outside, even for a walk. If you do need to use a drinking fountain look for ones with sensors or foot pedals. Touch surfaces as little as you can and wash your hands afterwards with soap for at least 20 seconds. Hand sanitiser is the second-best option, just make sure to use one with at least 70% alcohol as recommended by the World Health Organisation.

We need to make new habits as we venture outside for our exercise, such as not touching handrails, and keeping our distance from others. However, make sure you still get enough H2O!

Getting back to work

As many people are heading back to work again, workplaces should make sure that everyone still has access to safe drinking water that doesn’t become a hotspot for the virus. Having water coolers and drinking fountains available stops people from using bathrooms and kitchens to get some water, and reduces traffic in those areas.

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to chat around the water cooler anymore, but don’t let that stop you from using them! The water coolers need to be cleaned regularly, and staff should be made aware not to touch things unnecessarily, and to wash their hands often. Take your water bottle with you to work, so you will visit the water cooler less often.

Getting back home

Finally, when you get back home, from either exercising outside or from your place of work, wash your water bottle straight away, and then wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.

For more information on staying hydrating while exercising, click here

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