Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Coronavirus tips: 6 ways to limit exposure to people

Image by Susanne Jutzeler, suju-foto from Pixabay.

Image by Susanne Jutzeler, suju-foto from Pixabay.

Trinidadians are being urged to remain calm and follow safety protocols as advised by health officials to prevent the spread of germs, after reports of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the US and other countries. 

The World Health Organisation (WHO) advises that you keep a distance of at least one metre or three feet between you and anyone who might be infected. 

Here are several ways to avoid large crowds of people and limit exposure to people who might be sick.


1. Practice online banking

Instead of standing in line at the bank in close confines with groups of (possibly sick) people, activate online banking, which can facilitate basic options such as paying credit cards, transferring funds, and other requests. 


2. Online food shopping

Although this seems farfetched, there are several companies which can deliver food to your home, allowing you to avoid going to cramped spaces with lots of people. 

Several companies facilitate grocery deliveries, including D' Market Movers and Harvest to Home, which deliver vegetables, fruits and other food items to your door. 

FoodDrop can deliver hot meals to your door, so you don't have to get stuck in long lines. 


3. Watch movies online

Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and more - there are many different online entertainment providers from which you can take your pick of films without being around crowds of people.


4. Religious apps

Worried about mingling at church or your local temple? There are a range of apps which can ensure you still get your dose of spirituality without being hindered or at risk.


5. Pay bills online and avoid lines

Paying utility bills and other bills are easy now either via online banking or through company websites. 


6. Exercise at home

Avoid the gym and being in close confines with people, and try exercising at home with videos via YouTube and other providers. 

Here's a handy video courtesy the World Health Organisation:

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