Holiday Health and Safety Tips

Stay safe during the summer holidays to give yourself and your loved ones the gift of health. Glopin Healthcare Consultants have prepared a few tips to guide and prepare you for an enjoyable and stress-free as possible festive season.

  • Keep your medical scheme card close by and readily accessible in case of an emergency.
  • Ensure all prescribed medications are stocked up and adhere to the routine of taking chronic and prescribed medicines to maintain health.
  • Make time for exercise or physical activity. Holiday weight gain can be prevented with light exercise which also helps to manage blood pressure.
  • Diligently apply a high sun protection factor sunscreen frequently, even on overcast days to prevent sunburn and reduce cancer risk.
  • Get enough sleep for your overall well-being and especially to maintain road safety and alertness if travelling.
  • Ensure all festive toys and gifts are age-appropriate to prevent choking and or unnecessary accidents.
  • Check warning flags, signage and whether a lifeguard is on duty and follow safety information on the beach. Do not swim if you have consumed alcohol.
  • Staying hydrated and keeping cool plays a big role in staying healthy on hot summer days.
  • Holidays can be busy and stress full, make sure to make time to relax and focus on your emotional wellbeing.
  • Always have a well-stocked first aid kit nearby. A good first aid kit should include paracetamol, antihistamines, treatments for insect stings, antacid, rehydration remedies and burns ointment, as well as sterile latex gloves, dressings, plasters and disinfectant.
  • Emergency numbers – In times of crisis, it’s easy to panic. Keep our emergency numbers handy and saved on your phone

Also, Remember Covid-19 precautions

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Maintain social distancing – keep a distance of at least 1m from each other and avoid spending time in crowded places.
  • Wear a mask because it creates a barrier to help reduce transmission.
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