Summer Safety Tips
Summer Safety Tips – It’s a different kind of summer this year with the pandemic but nonetheless we love our summers and the warmth it brings. While we enjoy our summers in our backyards, camping or cottages here are some fun activities and safety tips to keep in mind.
- Stay 2 metres apart (two arms’ lengths) away from people who don’t live in your household, avoid crowded places and group gatherings—especially if you live with at-risk individuals
- Wear a facemask in public settings where social distancing is difficult
- Practice good hand hygiene (wash for 20 seconds) and frequently sanitize high-touch items
- For trips away from home, pack extra hand wipes and sanitizer gel
According to the CDC, there’s no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through water. Swimming and other water-related activities are fun, healthy ways to get outside and get physical.
- Visit parks and swimming areas close to home; traveling long distances may contribute to the spread of COVID-19 as you stop along the way
- Gather in groups of 10 or less
Ride a bike
With a lot of cars parked in garages, people are out and about in neighborhoods and on trails— walking as well as riding a variety of motorized and non-motorized vehicles. It’s great to get out and explore the outdoors!
Biking is making a big revival and a fun way to get some exercise for the family.
Always wear an approved helmet that fits properly; helmets.org has good information on COVID and helmet cleaning
- Ride the right size bike
- Drive defensively and follow street signs, signals and road markings; even though car traffic is down, accidents can still happen
Cooking food on a grill or over a fire pit is always fun over the summer. To avoid burns, follow the fire safety tips below.
- Never leave any open flame or heat source lit and unattended
- Keep kids and pets away from grills and fires
- Place fire pits and barbecues well away from structures and overhanging branches
- Wear fireproof oven mitts and have a fire extinguisher nearby
- Don’t try to light fires in windy or wet conditions and never use accelerants, garbage or other materials to get a fire going
How to Treat Burns
Read First Aid for Burns: 5 Things You Should Never Do so you’ll be prepared in case of an accident.
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Resources from Medical City Healthcare - May 19, 2020