How To Avoid COVID-19 Infection During Daily Commute To Work


As areas from all around the world reopening from the COVID-19 lockdowns, many companies, business enterprises are working to find some ways out maintain safety of their employees while commuting to workplaces.

How COVID-19 Spreads?

"COVID-19 spreads when infected droplets from a sick person gets into the Eyes, Nose & Mouth of a healthy person by means of coughing, sneezing"

The infected droplets may also sit on others surfaces which are in close proximity to the infected person. Hence, the chances of us getting affected are extremely high, if we are not cautious enough while moving out of our home.


6 Tips To Avoid COVID-19 While Travelling

Let's look at some precautions that can be adopted to avoid Novel Coronavirus infection while commuting to workplaces.

1. Take Your Own Vehicle To Travel

Travelling in your own vehicle is a much safer option in comparison to a public transport, as you'll be well aware of the current hygiene quotient of your vehicle and you'll have full flexibility to sanitize your vehicle whenever required, which will assist in avoiding every possible contact with COVID-19.

2. Avoid Taking Public Transport

As mentioned above that Corona infected droplets may also sit on surfaces which are in close proximity to the infected person.

Hence in public transport, you may not know which person has touched what surfaces of the vehicle you're travelling in and if you touch the very same spot with you hands and then touch your Eyes, Nose or Mouth without washing or sanitizing them, the odds of us getting affected will be extremely high

So, it's best to avoid all means of public transport in times of COVID-19 Pandemic. 

3. Wear A Face Mask At All Times

Wearing face masks hands down stands as one of the most important precaution for avoiding COVID19 infection. Face masks will keep your nose, eyes, mouth secure and covered in case any potentially infected person coughs or sneezes near you

By this we can also understand that it's more important for an already infected person or for person showing some symptoms of novel coronavirus, to wear a Face mask at all times, so that his infected droplets may remain concealed in the mask at the time of coughing, sneezing and everyone else nearby can be protected.

4. Keep Pocket Sanitizer With Yourself

Irrespective of how much cautious we are regarding keeping our hands clean, it is 100% possible that the hands may get in touch with any potentially infected surface unintentionally

Which is why it's good to keep a small pocket hand sanitizer with yourself while commuting to your workplace, as we can use them to disinfect your hands and personal items on the go.

5. Avoid Touching Eyes, Nose And Mouth 

As per what we know till now, COVID19 virus can enter our body through Eyes, nose and mouth. 

Hence even after taking all precautions while commuting or applying hand sanitizers on hands, it's best to avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth until you return back home and wash your hands will soap and water properly.

6. Wash Hands Whenever Possible

Hand sanitizers are great for cleaning hands on the go. But, they are not as effective as using soap and water, hence if you've access to soap and water, always use them so as to maintain optimum hygiene of your hands.


Conclusion

Many Offices from all are reopening with effect of lifting of Lockdowns, hence it's important to follow all possible precautions while commuting to work.

Try taking your own vehicle to work, wear face mask at all times, avoid touching your nose, mouth and eyes until you wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

In addition to that, try keeping your mind cool and keep yourself happy. It may take sometime to get used to the new normal, so give yourself some time to adjust to your new work life.


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