As the COVID 19 pandemic continues to rage on unabated, the best we can each do is to keep ourselves safe from infection. Prevention is indeed preferable to cure for so many reasons right now. By keeping ourselves safe from unnecessary social contact, we help minimize the risk of infection to vulnerable sections of the population, such as the elderly and those with comorbidities. We also help reduce the burden on medical professionals who are working non-stop to treat patients and save lives.
At present, cities all over the world are gradually opening up albeit with safety protocols in place. As your children, spouse, and parents slowly step out again, it is natural that you would be concerned about their well-being.
Are they properly safeguarded from infection in the outdoors?
What about the risks of carrying infection home each day?
Is my current health insurance coverage sufficient for the pandemic?
These are very valid questions that you are justified being concerned about. To help you out, we have listed a few tips that will ensure you keep your family as safe as possible during these difficult times.
- Practice preventive steps
Always be sure to follow all proven measures of infection prevention informed to you by your doctor and the government. Make sure to wash your hands with soap and water regularly, use hand sanitizers when soap is not available, wear a face mask, and avoid going outside unless absolutely necessary. Instruct your children on how to properly wash their hands by cleaning under their nails too. Also, do disinfect surfaces that are touched regularly at home, such as taps, door knobs, cabinet handles, and so on.
- Keep your immunity strong
Now more than ever, we need to keep our immunity at optimum levels. Make sure that you and your family get proper nutrition by eating a wide selection of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Maintain a proper sleep schedule for the entire household as a lack of sufficient sleep can lead to health problems in the long run. Try to get the whole family to exercise together through yoga or any other exercise form that can be practiced indoors.
- Secure yourself with COVID 19 health insurance
If you have not paid due attention to your health insurance coverage needs, now is the time to do so. Consider opting in for one of the short-term COVID 19 health insurance plans for coverage for the entire family. The Corona Kavach Policy is an indemnity type health insurance that can be bought as a family floater plan. The Corona Rakshak is a benefit-based plan for individual coverage; this plan offers a payout that can act an income replacement if you fall ill and temporarily stop earning during the pandemic. Do read up on the extent of coverage offered by each of these health insurance plans and choose the one that will benefit your family the best.
- Consider your children’s need for health coverage
It is a common misconception that children do not need health insurance. If the COVID 19 pandemic has taught us one thing, it is that anyone that can fall ill to an extent where they require hospitalisation. So, see to it that your children too are covered in your family floater health insurance plan.
- Stay updated with information from reliable sources
Finally, make it a point to only trust reliable sources of information when reading up on COVID 19. Avoid believing what you get to know from random text forwards or word-of-mouth. Refer only to reliable medical websites when reading up about COVID 19 symptoms and precautionary measures, among other things. Also, never self-medicate; always seek professional medical help.
We hope this article will help you and your family in staying safe during the ongoing pandemic. Take care.