Since the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), travelling abroad has been a difficult thing to do. People have had to cancel holidays and flights and those who do travel are having to take strict precautions to stay safe. If you are travelling to Benidorm soon, then here are seven tips on how to protect yourself.
1. Wash your hands frequently
Washing your hands is one the simplest and most important things you can do to minimise your risk of contracting Coronavirus. We’re not just talking about a little tickle under cold water, we’re talking about using soap and hot water for a minimum of 20 seconds.
If you’re a frequent traveller then you should ideally wash your hands at every opportunity. It might seem like overkill, but you would be surprised how many people don’t do it. There is also a certain way of washing your hands to make sure that you cover every area including the backs of your hands and wrists.
2. Wear a mask
Recently it has been advisable to wear a mask in public and in some shopping centres it is a must if you want to enter. Wearing a mask will help reduce the spread of infection and will also protect others from you if you start to develop any symptoms of Coronavirus.
3. Don’t touch your face with unwashed hands
If you’re out in public places then make sure you don’t touch any surfaces which a lot of people might have used, and then touch your face. One of the things about the Coronavirus is that it can live on surfaces for hours after an infected person has touched them, which if you start touching your mouth, nose and eyes is a sure fire way to become infected yourself. Where you can wash your hands or use anti-bacterial hand gel.
4. Keep your distance
If you are planning on visiting Benidorm during the summer then it is going to be hard to avoid large crowds, but if people are showing symptoms of the virus such as coughing or sneezing and if you’re standing closer than 1.5 metres then you have a high chance of becoming infected.
5. Clean frequently touched objects
Hotels and other accommodation such as apartments will have a strict cleaning regime and they will be cleaned more than usual. But it doesn’t hurt to clean down surfaces yourself with disinfectant wipes, nobody is going to think any less of you – if anything they will appreciate you taking the proper precautions.
6. Avoid crowds
As we’ve already mentioned above there is still a 1.5 metre restriction on social distancing but if you are travelling to Benidorm soon you are probably going to come across crowds of people, particularly indoors such as bars and restaurants. The simple answer is to stay away from large groups of people where necessary.
7. Do your research
Do your research regarding the spread of the Coronavirus outbreak in the country you are visiting. See what the health and government officials are advising in that country and follow the same rules. If they advise staying away from crowds or a certain region, then you should do the same.