With life very slowly and tentatively returning to normal, many people are now finding that they need to start travelling again for work and it is understandable if this causes some stress. So, how can you travel safely? Read on for a few tips which will hopefully help to reduce stress and allow you to stay safe while travelling.
Drive Where Possible
First, it is a good idea to drive where possible whether this is to the destination or to the airport. This will give you privacy and help you to avoid public transportation, which should be avoided unless necessary.
Wash Hands Regularly
The advice has remained the same throughout the pandemic and that is that one of the best ways to protect against the virus is to wash your hands thoroughly on, particularly after coming into contact with items or people. You should carry hand sanitiser on you so that you do not have to find a sink or a dispensing unit (although these should be easy to find). Try to get into the habit of doing this throughout the journey and after touching anything.
Wear Your Mask
Masks are also one of the best ways to defend against the virus so you should wear this anytime that you are in an enclosed space or around other people – it is a good idea to have a few of these on you. It may feel strange and uncomfortable at first but you will get used to it and it is important that everyone puts in the effort.
Keep Your Distance
It can be hard when travelling but you should try to maintain at least 1-metre distance at all times. Public transport and flights are much quieter than usual so hopefully this will not be too challenging.
Arrange Private Accommodation
You also need to think about your destination and where you are going to stay. Places like hotels could be dangerous with so many people coming and going which is why you should look into serviced apartments in New York if you are travelling here which will give you distance and privacy.
Avoid Unnecessary Travel
You should also only be out and about when it is required. This might be different to a regular business trip where you could get out and explore, but now is not a good time to be doing this and instead you need to stay in where possible to protect public health.
Follow these guidelines and it should help you to stay safe when travelling for work and reduce stress during what can be a difficult experience.