The festive season is a bit subdued because of COVID-19. And many events and large gatherings have been cancelled as per government rules. Although it is recommended to stay indoors and be with your family but still a small gathering with a few people is allowed. ALSO READ: Covid-19 dampens Navratri, Durga Puja celebrations
So, if you are stepping out of the house or meeting a bunch of people, you need to take extra care and need to be cautious. WHO has released a few guidelines on what precautions to take while being a part of a small gathering. It is relevant for both who organized a party or the ones who are attending it. Take a look
- Make sure to cover your face with a mask evey time you step out.
- If sneezing or coughing, cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow. If you have a tissue paper use it and throw it in the dustbin.
- Avoid shaking hands and rather greet in other ways like namaste.
- Avoid going out and stay at home if you are not feeling well or having any symptoms of COVID. Don't risk it for others.
- Keep washing your hands in between with soap and water or use sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Clean the table top or other surfaces with sanitizers or alcohol based cleaning liquids both before and after the gathering.
- Try picking outdoors instead of making the arrangements indoors. However, if you have no choice but to choose indoor space then make sure that the place has a proper venitilation
- Since you are the one organizing the party or the gathering, make sure you take care of the necessary supplies like sanitizers, face masks, soaps etc.
- Just to be safe and maintain physical distancing mark the blocks on the floor for people to stand at a distance of atleast 100 cm.
- Try asking people to not to touch eachother or go close to one another while greeting.
- Never remove your mask until you are in the gathering.