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Stay safe when venturing out of your home during the pandemic.

By Roland Quek      8 September 2020

With the new normal of social distancing, pre-pandemic practices ranging from hot desking to overtourism have come to an end. Nevertheless, as social creatures with the innate need to have some semblance of interaction, the idea is to keep safe even when we are venturing out. We share some easy tips for you to stay safe and sane when going places.

Sports Facilities

Safety precautions are a must, whether you are jogging in stadiums, soaking in your daily dose of vitamin C with an invigorating swim, or even while you are flexing those muscles at the gym. To ensure safe distancing measures are met, most facilities would have a stipulated maximum capacity in place. Ring them up before heading to check on the current capacity as well as the possibility of reserving a spot. Based on SportsSG’s advisory, a distance of 2m should be kept between individuals. Group activities are limited to no more than five participants. While contact sports are permitted in groups of five, extensive bodily contact should be avoided. At the gym, wipe down equipment before and after use.

If you would like to attend gym classes, opt for virtual workout sessions instead. EnergyOne gym has a full range of weekly virtual classes streamed live on its Facebook page for sports enthusiasts who are looking to stay fit and healthy even within the confines of their homes. Generally, masks should be worn as a good practice, with the exception of those engaging in strenuous activities. Masks that are ideal for use during sports include homegrown brand Dermacool, whose odour-free items are enhanced by nanotechnology, and embedded with various minerals including zinc
oxide and titanium oxide, providing antibacterial properties. http://dermacool.sg/ https://sg.puma.com/sg/en/

Parks And Outdoor Spaces

Heading outdoors for that breath of fresh air at the beach shouldn’t be taken lightly. Precautions still have to be taken, and we should pull out all stops to ensure our places of leisure are kept hygienic and secure for all. A few simple steps include picking a park near your home during off-peak hours to prevent overcrowding, bringing your own water bottle, and refraining from drinking directly from water fountains. If you’re bringing your own food, eschew buffet or potluck styles. And always avoid crowded areas and keep your mask on at all times.

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