On the 1st of May 2020, the Covid-19 alert regulations changed from level 5 to level 4, which allows for certain industries to begin to operate again, and certain privileges were given back to us. Although this level of alertness still has some rules and regulations, I believe that we are all grateful to have some type of “normal” to our everyday routine.
Even though privileges were given, it is important to remember that we are not out of woods as yet. We need to remain diligent and continuously regulate ourselves. The regulations may have been changed, however, we need to remain cautious. A group of researchers at the Centre for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) suggest that the Covid-19 outbreak won’t end until 60% to 70% of the human population is immune to the virus, which may take between 18 and 24 months.
One of the privileges given was the allowance for exercise between the hours of 6am-9am. While this is something positive for the nation; for morale and for mental and psychological wellness, it is important to constantly think of the other person during your work out. Try and keep a 1.5m/2m distance between yourself and the person behind you or in front of you. Remember to wear a mask at all times. Where possible, continue to work out indoors if you were doing so previously.
The allowance for certain industries to begin operating, means that a lot of people will be using public transport; there will be a lot more foot traffic and movement. Therefore, it is important to keep and use sanitiser anytime you exchange money, or touch the door handle/seat/window of the minibus/car that you will be utilising.
Remember to always wear a mask to protect yourself and those around you.
– “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
During this lockdown period, MISA is operating remotely, always ready to assist our members.