46 Social Distancing Activities to Try During Coronavirus (2024)

  • Even as we get out more and begin to interact with each other, “social distancing” remains important to limit community spread
  • With many schools operating remotely and many of us working from home, we’re still spending a lot of time at home cloistered with our families
  • In uncertain times, keeping children occupied helps keep them calm, so here are a bunch of fun social distancing activities to make time at home go faster

Slowly, but surely, the world is going back to normal. But, novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is still a problem, especially with all those rotten variants circulating.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control continues to ask us to remain cautious and stay a safe distance of six feet (two meters) apart as much as possible. To follow these social distancing rules, many of us are still working from home and some kids still attend school virtually to maintain COVID-19 safety efforts.

Although in-person events and parties are ramping back up, many people want to stay safe and continue social distancing a little while longer to help with COVID-19 disease control. But seriously, all parents know that we've been doing this for a long time now, so the same old social distancing activities are getting stale.

Keep boredom at bay for all the kids

If social distancing is boring for you, it's even more so for kids. The key for parents is to have a quiver of safe activities at the ready to keep their children engaged throughout the day. Social distancing is a great way to make sure we're spending time together and creating wonderful memories during moments that might otherwise be scary for children.

Whatever you do, don't let your guard totally down yet. Remember to wash hands or use hand sanitizer anytime you come in contact with frequently touched surfaces. Also, wear masks as much as possible to protect from coronavirus disease.

Here are 46 fun social distancing activity ideas you can do with kids in your apartment and around the building to keep them entertained as we do our part to maintain community health through social distancing.

1. Keep the learning going

Education doesn't have to stop at three o'clock. There are a number of online resources kids can enjoy from the comfort of home. As a bonus, many are actually fun to enjoy with friends! Check out Baamboozle, PBS Kids and Funbrain, among many others.

2. Read everything

Whether your local library remains closed or opens with socially-distanced restrictions, that doesn't mean you have to stop reading. Now is a perfect time to introduce your kids to some of your childhood favorites like “Encyclopedia Brown" or Judy Blume or “Choose Your Own Adventure."

Download, purchase or check out these and other classics. Bonus points if you schedule a regular storytime to engage with the kiddos.

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3. Go to the movies at home

No matter what happens with the pandemic, your socially distanced home theater is always open. Create film festivals around themes and have a super binge sesh or enjoy one a day. For example, watch the entire “Avengers" or “Harry Potter" sagas in chronological order. You can even post a review of them together on sites like Letterboxd.

Streaming services like Netflix, Prime, Apple TV+, Disney+ or Hulu make this easier than ever. Create a legit theater experience with popcorn, dimmed lights and movie-sized candy. Go all-out with a movie projector adapter that's usable with your phone or tablet. Or, if you're enterprising, DIY one for nearly nothing. Make it a Netflix party to remember!

4. Play sports outdoors

If you can find an open area, you can play some sports without the threat of close contact due to COVID-19. Mark out end zones with twigs and practice your Nerf football spiral, make a game out of a Frisbee toss or set up a mini-golf course around the landscaping. These safe activities are also great exercise, plus they get everyone outdoors!

5. Play indoor sports

No greenspace to turn into Wrigley Field? There are plenty of sports you can play indoors without breaking your vases.

Set up a plastic bowling set in a long hallway, or play balloon volleyball indoors with the couch as a makeshift net. Remember that paper football in middle school? Teach your kids how to fold the perfect triangle and start flicking some finger field goals. Practice makes perfect!

6. Host a video game tournament

Just let technology be your stadium. Break out the Wii Golf or Mario Kart and set up rules for a tournament. Keep track of everyone's high score and try to beat it. Or, play online in tournaments with your friends and neighbors who you can't visit in person. Have everyone donate some prizes for the best scores or longest winning streaks. Now is also the perfect time for your kids to teach you how to play their faves like NBA2K20 or Minecraft. This is a great group activity.

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7. Host a board game tournament

Games don't have to stop at the video sort. From Candyland to Trivial Pursuit to the Game of Life, there are classic games for all ages. Have a tournament or divide into teams, adults versus kids. Believe it or not, new games have come out since you were playing Battleship and Sorry as a kid, so give those a try, as well!

9. Get outside

It's always important to stay active outdoors. Strap on the hiking boots or sneakers and hit your local wooded trail or park. The more ventilated the area, the lower the risk of transmission, but keep those masks on around other people. And don't forget to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer as soon as you walk back in your house.

10. Get fit without a gym

Not willing to venture to the apartment or public gym just yet? Stay home and keep in shape from the comfort of your own home.

You don't have to let your kids have unfettered access to the Bowflex or stationary bike, though. Do bodyweight exercises that require absolutely nothing, or buy awesome exercise equipment for children, who should still be getting 60 minutes of physical activity a day. A few push-ups, jumping jacks and other exercises are all it takes to stay fit!

11. Camp out

If it's warm where you are, try sleeping in the great outdoors either on the property (with permission from the property owner or manager) or nearby. Set up a tent and sleeping bags and bring all the essentials like trail mix, hotdogs, old school water canteens, Coleman lanterns and, of course, s'mores. Light the flashlights, tell ghost stories and doze off underneath the stars. Don't have the yard space? Have a camp-in in the living room!

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12. Go fishing

What better way to social distance than an activity for a solitary, quiet endeavor? Get the kids outdoors by letting them learn how to fish. Gear is pretty cheap online, and in many states, kids can fish without a license (check your local ordinances). This is a great way for small groups to safely gather outdoors without close contact.

13. Plant a garden

This spring is the perfect time to plant a garden. If your building or complex offers outdoor space to plant flowers and vegetables, it's a great opportunity to get started.

If you don't have a community spot to plant, a garden box on your porch or patio is a wonderful substitute. A few weeks is all it takes to see results!

14. Teach cooking skills

Have you seen “Top Chef Junior?" Children as young as 10 can make full food masterpieces in the kitchen. Maybe your kiddo isn't the next Wolfgang Puck, but there are plenty of things youngsters can do in the kitchen to feel like they're helping, from mashing potatoes to baking cookies together. This fun, flavorful activity is even helpful at teaching measurements, plus they'll learn to make their own food!

15. Try international cuisine

Teach your children about food from around the world by ordering a different cuisine every week or even every night. Try something a bit more uncommon like Ethiopian or Brazilian food, then take a few minutes to talk about the culture and history of the area.

16. Visit the museum, virtually

Maybe you can't visit your local art gallery while social distancing, but that doesn't mean you don't have access to some of the world's great museums. Many famous institutes have their collections online and host virtual tours, including places like the Guggenheim Museum and the National Gallery of Art.

And with virtual walk-throughs on Google Arts & Culture, exhibits at many world-renowned museums from around the world are at your fingertips.

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17. Have a singalong

Nearly every single song ever recorded is on YouTube somewhere. Make a playlist of your kid's favorite songs, grab a couple of hairbrushes to use as microphones and blast the music for a perfect singalong. Or, curate a playlist of your favorite songs from when you were their age and put on a show for your children and teach them how to "Do The Time Warp, Again" or the "Macarena."

Need more people? Set up a Zoom call with friends, loved ones or neighbors and go to town with a virtual karaoke night!

18. Learn an instrument

Now is a perfect time to pick up a new instrument! Break out the old Casio and get the little ones started on piano lessons, or go shopping for a learner's guitar.

In our digital age, there's no need to hire an expensive private teacher. There are plenty of free lessons on YouTube or cheap video subscription services out there. If they really take to it, you can always hire a pro later on.

19. DIY crafts

Set up a craft station in the living room with everything from crayons and paper towel rolls to safety scissors and construction paper. Artistic ability is optional — all you need is your imagination and a few resources to have fun in a big way!

20. Chalk it up

Buy a bucket of sidewalk chalk and let your children safely draw to their hearts' content on the sidewalk or while supervised in the parking lot. They can even chalk out a hopscotch court and turn it into exercise!

Or, pick out a wall in your house (if allowed by management), and cover it in chalkboard paint for a wonderful, permanent canvas to use any time of day or night.

21. Start a giant LEGO project

Clear out a corner of the living room, set up a card table and embark on a mission to build the biggest LEGO construction project your children can come up with. Grab as many LEGO bricks as you can find (you can buy them by the pound on Amazon and eBay) and let your kids' imaginations go wild. Forgo the fancy LEGO movie-branded sets and let their minds be their guide.

22. Dive into a scavenger hunt

Take hide and seek to the next level! Grab a pad of paper and jot down a couple of dozen items for the kiddos to find. The great thing about a socially-distanced scavenger hunt is that it can happen almost anywhere — in the house, around the building or even on the internet.

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23. Geocache

Take your scavenger hunt one step further with Geocaching. If you don't know what Geocaching is, it's basically a worldwide multiplayer digital treasure hunt where you search for scavenger items by GPS coordinates. Download a free app, see what's in your area and get on 'caching.

24. Have a virtual playdate

Set up laptops or tablets on both ends and turn on the Zoom or FaceTime. Let kiddos chat or free play with a friend, or direct them through planned activities and projects. As bedtime approaches, let them leave the cameras on for sleepover gossip and giggling until they fall asleep. They'll have so much fun they'll forget they're not together.

25. Save memories in a photo album

Help your children document everything happening in photos and sort through them. Curate the perfect slideshow and help them upload their photo documentary to your Facebook, stream it to a digital picture frame or screensaver or even send them out for printing into a real old-school photo album.

26. Make a time capsule

Have the kids gather odds and ends, newspaper clippings, printed out photos and personal notes and seal them up in a time capsule box (available under $15 from Amazon).

Store the box away and set a reminder on your phone's calendar to open it up a year, five years or a decade from today.

27. Pet-sit

Offer your services to pet-sit while neighbors are gone. Stay home all day for your furry houseguest, and your children will have an instant companion to keep them from being lonely. This is great for families that love the company of a furry friend, but don't have the schedule (or allowance in their lease) to have one of their own.

28. Watch animals via live-stream

Can't have a dog in your apartment, even for a couple of days? Check out live-streamed pups for a dose of cuteness! Keep coming back and get to know the dogs' daily routines. San Diego Zoo also offers live-stream animal cameras for polar bears, koalas, apes, elephants and many more

29. Get politically involved

Do you have a political candidate or local town legislator you support? Contact the campaign and find out if you can volunteer from home, like sending out mailers or creating a Facebook video. It only take one person to make a difference!

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30. Teach the grandparents to video chat

Do your little ones have grandparents or even great-grandparents who aren't smartphone-adept? Teach them how to stay in touch the modern way! Apple makes it easy with FaceTime and Android offers Google Duo. Or, set up a Skype or Zoom account for your parents. Chatting with faraway loved ones is a great way to stay connected while social distancing at the same time.

31. Start holiday shopping

Might as well spend some free time curating gift wish lists with our kids because it's gonna be time to shop before you know it.

32. Enjoy drive-in movies

Many children have never been to a drive-in movie, but the pandemic has breathed new life into this industry! Whether it's a professional or temporary set-up, it's bound to be fun.

If the facility's rules allow, pack a picnic, pop up a giant bag of popcorn and head to the theater for a night of movies under the stars and in the fresh air. Some require you to stay in your car, but others allow space to set up blankets or patio chairs.

33. Watch a football game with your fan group

Still not up for heading to the stadium to catch NFL or college games? That doesn't mean that your family has to sit on the couch and watch the game in isolation! Hit up your fellow season ticket holders, friends or local fan group and hold a virtual game watch party over Zoom. Make game day snacks and drinks just like you'd have at the game, dress up in your best lucky jersey and log in for kickoff.

34. Have a trivia contest

Zoom chats don't have to just be for school, meetings and catch-ups with grandma. You can have a trivia night with friends over video! There are a number of apps and websites that offer online games that are fun to play like JackBox and Houseparty.

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35. Help with the home improvement

Now, we're not promoting child labor, but while you're finally getting around to all those home or apartment improvement and repair projects, why not let the kids help (safely)? Painting the bedroom? Let them fill in the spots along the corners or stir the paint. Putting up some bookshelves? Children can tap on a nail or help hold the measuring tape. This is great for working on how to follow instructions.

36. Fix the car

Similarly, why not let the little ones assist in car maintenance? Teach them how to change the oil, fill the washer fluid or check the tire pressure. Let them start the engine so you can watch from under the hood, or do something more advanced if they're old enough.

37. Wash the car

Let the the kiddos help you wash the car to a sparkling finish. Honestly, there's a good chance your children made a lot of the interior mess themselves.

Within the rules of your apartment community or neighborhood, give your car a top-to-bottom clean. Let them vacuum the inside, hold the bucket or clean the tires. They'll have a blast getting all soapy or spraying down the car (or each other) with the hose.

38. Take a day trip

A day trip is a great way to safely get out of the confines of your home. Plan a route that takes you by gorgeous scenery or offers views of mountains and lakes. Crank up the tunes and take a drive through a nearby city to catch the sights, or find a road known for its beautiful fall foliage. Before you head back, grab takeout from an interesting restaurant, or pack a picnic ahead of time and pick out a roadside or park bench or table to nosh at.

39. Get bubbly

Remember how fun blowing bubbles was when you were young? Grab the kids and find a spot outside your apartment or off your balcony to play with this classic toy. See who can blow the biggest bubble, the most bubbles or get their bubbles the furthest distance without breaking. The best part is there's virtually no cleanup!

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40. Learn to code

Coding is something children are learning younger and with greater frequency than ever before. Maybe you're a coding “n00b," but don't let that stop you from pushing your children in the right direction. There are plenty of online tools for kids to get them excited about coding like Scratch and Code Monster.

41. Escape to space

The most socially-distanced humans on the planet aren't even on the planet. They're the astronauts currently aboard the International Space Station 240 miles up. Keep an eye on them 24/7 via their webcams. Also, check out some really cool “STEMonstrations," space-themed science experiments performed just for kids by the astronauts themselves.

42. Stargaze

This is a great opportunity to explore the stars and planets with your kids and teach them all about astronomy. You can stargaze with or without a telescope from right outside your apartment.

43. Make your own playdough

Did you know you can make playdough (or, officially, Play-Doh) at home? Not only can you and your kids make your own batch in your kitchen together — in as many colors as you can imagine — but when you're done, the little ones will enjoy hours of play. Most recipes are found online and only involve a few ingredients like flour, salt, vegetable oil and cream of tartar. If you have extra, put it in an airtight container and drop some off with friends!

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44. Get a pen pal

Do your kids know you can send actual letters? In the mail? On paper? In the digital social media and email age, your kids may not know the excitement and anticipation of waiting for a letter in the mail, and reading a note someone took the time to create and then write back to them.

You can certainly start a pen pal relationship with a friend or someone you know across the country or across the world. But what about a complete stranger, like an elderly person in a faraway state or a lonely kid in a foreign land? Not sure where to start? There are many services online that hook kids up with pen pals.

45. Do a deep clean

If you have an older kid, their room can probably use a clean-out and scrub down. Do a total purge of old or broken items. Make sure to donate anything you can. Move everything out, then scrub down the carpet and walls. This is time to make the indoors really shine.

And now the fun part: as you move everything back in, rearrange the room exactly as they want it. Put up new posters, hang fun new blinds or shop for a new bookcase or desk online. You can even paint a wall or two if you want. Their friends will be so jealous.

46. Join a club

Help your child find an online club that meets virtually or outdoors in a socially distanced space. Be sure to join one that matches his or her interests, like art, chess or drama.

Socially distant, but safe

Social distancing, staying home and avoiding close contact due to COVID-19 might be necessary for a long time to help with coronavirus disease control. However, the things we can do to stay sane, feel comfortable and keep our minds occupied are only limited by our imaginations.

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What are your recreational activities during this pandemic? ›

Get moving with these low-risk outdoor activities during the COVID-19 pandemic: Walking, running and hiking. Rollerblading and biking. Fishing and hunting.

What are the 5 ways to prevent Covid-19? ›

5 things you need to know about COVID-19
  1. Wash your hands frequently. ...
  2. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. ...
  3. Practice social distancing, cover your face and stay home if you are sick. ...
  4. Get your information from experts. ...
  5. Maintain your overall health.

What are your ways of coping nowadays while staying at home due to Covid? ›

Sometimes talking to a trusted person, a friend or family member, is a good and easy way to feel better. You can keep a diary. When we share what's bothering us with someone, it is more likely we will feel relieved and better understand the situation we are in and the feelings that come with it.

What is comprehensive social distancing? ›

This means that you must not leave your home for any reason other than once a day to exercise whilst maintaining a safe distance from other people. If members of your household need to go to work or are unable to self-isolate with you for any reason, you should “shield” from them within your home – see below.

What's the most popular outdoor activity? ›

Top 10 Most Popular Outdoor Activities in the USA
  • Running. Running is by far the most popular outdoor activity in the USA. ...
  • Fishing. Fishing is consistently a very popular outdoor pursuit in the USA. ...
  • Hiking. ...
  • Bicycling. ...
  • Camping. ...
  • Wildlife Viewing. ...
  • Hunting. ...
  • Skiing.
12 Sept 2021

What physical activities may help people reduce the stress? ›

Almost any form of exercise or movement can increase your fitness level while decreasing your stress. The most important thing is to pick an activity that you enjoy. Examples include walking, stair climbing, jogging, dancing, bicycling, yoga, tai chi, gardening, weightlifting and swimming.

What positive activities would you advise people to do if they have to stay at home for a few weeks to help control the spread of the virus? ›

It's easy to get the care you need.
  • Start a journal. ...
  • Take a walk outdoors – in your yard, on your street, or at the park.
  • Go to bed 30 minutes earlier than usual. ...
  • Call someone you haven't talked to in a while and enjoy catching up.
  • De-clutter your desk or a room.
  • Spend an entire day without looking at social media.
30 Mar 2020

What are three things you do to take care of yourself? ›

Some tips for self-care include:
  1. Live Healthy, eat healthy foods, get enough sleep, exercise regularly, and avoid drugs and alcohol. ...
  2. Practice good hygiene. ...
  3. See friends to build your sense of belonging. ...
  4. Try to do something you enjoy every day.

How do I avoid Covid before surgery? ›

If you are a surgical candidate, it's best you don't travel three weeks before your surgery date. And if you're vaccinated and boosted, please stay mindful when out and about. Follow guidelines, wear your mask, and wash your hands.

How do you isolate a hospital procedure? ›

What does self-isolating mean?
  1. Staying physically apart as much as possible. ...
  2. Minimising the amount of time you spend in shared spaces such as the kitchen.
  3. Trying to stay at least two metres (three steps) apart.
  4. Regularly cleaning, with disinfectant, any surfaces you use a lot, such as kitchen counters.

Do you need to isolate before an operation? ›

How long do I have to isolate for? You must self-isolate for three days prior to surgery. You will be given an appointment for a Covid-19 test around three days before your operation however If your test is carried out before then you need to isolate immediately following your test.

What are 5 ways to prevent the spread of disease? ›

Create Prevention Packs: Keep illness prevention items, such as face masks, hand sanitizer, disposable gloves and disinfecting wipes, in one centralized spot at home. Also keep additional kits in easy-to-reach areas like the center console of your vehicle or inside your purse or backpack for when you're on the go.

What can I do to avoid the spread of germs? ›

Always wash your hands after sneezing, blowing your nose, or coughing, or after touching used tissues or handkerchiefs. Use warm water and soap to wash your hands. If you don't have soap and water, use alcohol-base hand gel or disposable wipes. Try to stay home if you have a cough and fever.

How do I protect my family from Covid? ›

Stay home.
  1. Stay home. ...
  2. Stay away from work, school, and public places. ...
  3. Cough or sneeze into a tissue, then throw the tissue into the trash. ...
  4. Wear a face mask. ...
  5. If you need to go in to a hospital or clinic, expect that the healthcare staff will wear protective equipment such as masks, gowns, gloves, and eye protection.

What are 5 indoor activities? ›

Fun Indoor Activities for Older Adults
  • Tai Chi and Yoga. ...
  • Board Games, Cards, and Puzzles. ...
  • Arts and Crafts. ...
  • Knitting and Crocheting. ...
  • Cooking and Baking. ...
  • Watching Movies. ...
  • Reading. ...
  • Journaling.
10 Mar 2021

What is a fun outdoor activity? ›

Go "fishing." Set up a wading pool with objects and let your little one try to catch them. Go for a group jog. Go for a walk. Set a timer to see how far you can walk in five minutes, 10, 20, or 30. Note whether you're going to make a loop or take an out-and-back route so you can plan accordingly.

What is indoor activity? ›

Indoor activities or things are ones that happen or are used inside a building, rather than outside.

What is the 3 categories of outdoor activity? ›

Outdoor activities in public spaces can be divided into three categories, each of which places very different demands on the physical environment: necessary activities, optional activities, and social activities.

What outdoor activities do people like? ›

Many people enjoy playing badminton, riding bicycles, and walking. Some sports that have been adopted from other cultures are also popular, such as basketball, tennis, and track sports.

What activities reduce stress? ›

  • Get active. Virtually any form of physical activity can act as a stress reliever. ...
  • Meditate. ...
  • Laugh more. ...
  • Connect with others. ...
  • Assert yourself. ...
  • Try yoga. ...
  • Get enough sleep. ...
  • Keep a journal.

What are the top 10 benefits of physical activity? ›

Top 10 Benefits of Physical Activity
  • Improve your memory and brain function (all age groups).
  • Protect against many chronic diseases.
  • Aid in weight management.
  • Lower blood pressure and improve heart health.
  • Improve your quality of sleep.
  • Reduce feelings of anxiety and depression.
  • Combat cancer-related fatigue.

What other physical activities do you perform at home? ›

Ways to stay active when you're stuck at home
  • Walk it out. Whether outside or around the house, walking is a great way to get your body moving. ...
  • Get a dog. ...
  • Clean it all up. ...
  • Cook up some moves. ...
  • Dance, dance. ...
  • Make the most of TV time. ...
  • Get moving with a podcast or audiobook. ...
  • Resistance exercises.
15 Oct 2020

Why is it important to observe social distancing? ›

Limiting our contact with people will slow down virus transmission and flatten the epidemic curve so that we can reduce the number of cases occurring at the peak of the epidemic.

How do you achieve pandemic wellness? ›

Get enough sleep

Two hours before you go to bed, reduce your screen time. I've swapped my phone for a novel during the pandemic, along with a cup of hot tea. It's soothing after a long day. You might try taking a hot bath or setting up a corner in your home as your own relaxing space.

Why is social distancing important to prevent the spread of COVID-19? ›

Physical distancing helps limit the spread of COVID-19 – this means we keep a distance of at least 1m from each other and avoid spending time in crowded places or in groups. Protect yourself and others. ​ Break the chain of transmission.

What are the 5 benefits of self-care? ›

What are the benefits of self-care?
  • Self-care can improve your physical health.
  • Self-care can reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Self-care can boost your self-esteem.
  • Self-care protects your mental health.
  • Self-care can lead to better relationships.

How can we take care of others? ›

6 Ways to Show You Care
  1. Do It, Don't Say It.
  2. Refuse to Argue and Pick Your Battles.
  3. Apologize Often, Even If You're Not Wrong.
  4. Do Something Unexpected.
  5. Sharing is Caring.
  6. Wake Every Morning with An Appreciation for The Other Person.
6 days ago

How can a student improve mental health? ›

10 Mental Health Tips for Online Students
  1. Learn to meditate. At the core of many relaxation routines is meditation, but where should you start? ...
  2. Get mindful. ...
  3. Eat right and exercise. ...
  4. Rest. ...
  5. Socialize. ...
  6. Set realistic goals. ...
  7. Make time for fun. ...
  8. Get out of the house.

How long does covid last? ›

Most people with COVID-19 get better within a few days to a few weeks after infection, so at least four weeks after infection is the start of when post-COVID conditions could first be identified. Anyone who was infected can experience post-COVID conditions.

How long is covid contagious? ›

People are most contagious with COVID-19 during the first 5 days of their illness. Many people don't have any symptoms during the first 2 to 3 days of their illness. This is why COVID-19 outbreaks are so hard to contain. On average, people are contagious for 5 to 10 days.

How long is a covid test valid for? ›

Business persons providing services across the borders of SADC are allowed multiple entry subject to the following: Producing a certificate of negative Covid-19 test result not older than 72 hours from the time of departure. This certificate is valid for 14 days. What about transit travellers?

What do you wear for surgery? ›

Clothing/Hygiene: We suggest loose fitting, comfortable clothing and shoes be worn the day of your surgery. You may bring socks to wear. Do not wear contact lenses, make-up, nail polish, hairpins, or jewelry, including body piercings.

What are three things you should always ask a patient before surgery? ›

10 Questions to Ask
  • Why do I need this operation?
  • How will the operation be performed?
  • Are there other treatment options, and is this operation the best option for me?
  • What are the risks, benefits, and possible complications for this operation? ...
  • What are my anesthesia options? ...
  • What can I expect before the operation?

What is pre-op checklist? ›

What is pre-verification checklist? It is a checklist that is required to be asked and assessed as part of your safe care before going for surgery. What will I expect? Your nurse in the Preoperative Holding or Prep area on the day of surgery will make sure that all your requirements are done before surgery.

Can I have surgery with a cough? ›

A significant, nagging cough most likely will require us to reschedule most surgical procedures, especially if they're performed using a general anesthetic. General anesthesia can irritate the airway and make a cough worse. Certain procedures, such as a tummy tuck, are especially difficult for a patient with a cough.

Will they still operate with a cough? ›

They'll be able to talk to you about rearranging the appointment. Let your surgeon know if you develop a cough, cold or high temperature a few days before surgery. They'll advise whether your operation can go ahead.

Is it OK to have Covid booster before surgery? ›

The guidance about the vaccine and surgery/injections is detailed below: SURGERY: If you are having planned surgery, we strongly recommend that you should allow at least two weeks after your first vaccination dose before having surgery to give the vaccine a chance to work (unless your surgery is urgent).

What recreational activity that you think might help you in this time of pandemic and why? ›

Moving your body and getting fresh air can help you stay happy and healthy. Walking and bicycling outdoors are great ways to support your mental, emotional, and physical health needs, while following social distancing guidance. Learn more about the Benefits of Physical Activity.

What are examples of recreational activities? ›

Examples of recreation activities are walking, swimming, meditation, reading, playing games and dancing. Leisure refers to the free time that people can spend away from their everyday responsibilities (e.g. work and domestic tasks) to rest, relax and enjoy life.

How does recreational activities benefit yourself especially during the COVID-19 pandemic? ›

Regular physical activity benefits both the body and mind. It can reduce high blood pressure, help manage weight and reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and various cancers - all conditions that can increase susceptibility to COVID-19.

What are some fun things to do while in quarantine? ›

20 Budget-Friendly Activities to do in Quarantine
  • Reading. Now is the time to pick up a good book, or better yet, a great series! ...
  • Play a board game. ...
  • Watch a movie (or the whole series) ...
  • Camp out at home. ...
  • Perfect your cooking skills. ...
  • Meditate. ...
  • Exercise. ...
  • Work from home (WFH).

What are recreational activities for students? ›

Fun Indoor Activities Appropriate for All Age Groups
  • Painting. Try letting students de-stress by painting. ...
  • Coloring. One of the easiest ways to keep kids occupied is to let them color. ...
  • Drawing. ...
  • Playdough. ...
  • Arts and crafts. ...
  • Origami. ...
  • Collages. ...
  • Board games, checkers, and chess.

What are some exercises that you can do to stay physically active during self quarantine? ›

Walk. Even in small spaces, walking around or walking on the spot, can help you remain active. If you have a call, stand or walk around your home while you speak, instead of sitting down. If you decide to go outside to walk or exercise, be sure to maintain at least a 1-meter distance from other people.

How do these community activities help you as a student and to your lifestyle? ›

Community activities can boost teenagers' self-confidence and self-esteem. Your child can learn to deal with challenges, communicate with different people and build up their life skills in a supportive environment. It's also a great foundation for mental health and wellbeing.

How do you stay well during lockdown? ›

Eat healthy food

Make sure you're getting your 5 plus a day of fruit and vegetables to stay healthy. Avoid unnecessary snacking which is easy to do when you're at home. Keep your eating habits as close as possible to what you would usually do.

What outdoor activities do people like? ›

Many people enjoy playing badminton, riding bicycles, and walking. Some sports that have been adopted from other cultures are also popular, such as basketball, tennis, and track sports.

What are 10 benefits of recreational activities? ›

  • Develops Personal Development and Growth.
  • Physical Health.
  • Self Esteem and Self Reliance.
  • Creativity and Sense of Accomplishment.
  • Creates more Fun.
  • Enhances Pleasure.
  • Reduces Stress.
  • Increases Life Satisfaction.

What are the 10 importance of an active lifestyle? ›

Here are just a few: Physical activity helps you live longer and prevent many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, abnormal blood lipid (cholesterol and triglyceride) profile, stroke, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and colon and breast cancers.

What are good physical activities? ›

Regular physical activity, such as walking, cycling, wheeling, doing sports or active recreation, provides significant benefits for health. Some physical activity is better than doing none. By becoming more active throughout the day in relatively simple ways, people can easily achieve the recommended activity levels.

Which of the following physical activities is the most convenient? ›

Walking, so walking is the most convenient exercise that is option deep.

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