Covid-19 Protective Gears -Protect Yourself!
It is over one year, and the Covid-19 pandemic still is a big problem which the world has to face for a long period in future. Especially people found more viruses' variants recently.
While we are waiting for the vaccine injection program which will be implemented this year. It is still very important to avoid infected by find the way to protect ourselves.
Wearing protective gears and wash your hand regularly, avoid touch to mouth, nose, eyes and try not to go to crowded place.... is what we was told to prevent to infected chances.
As we are cyclists, except the normal protection gears for a biker, in this article, we will summarize some necessary protective equipment which you may need to use if you go out of your house for a small cycling tour around your living area during this period.
Common type masks for everyday use
Surgical masks are the most common type of masks which was used by many people over the world. This type of mask is cheap, and convenient. You can use it for a day then replace new one for a next day.
Reusable fabric face masks
The fabric masks are a second choice. Using fabric masks is an affordable method if you can wash and reuse it for several times. This type also good to protect us when going out.
There is a kind of fabric mask with filter layer insert. You can wash the mask and replace the filter. The carbon insert layer can protect better from outdoor elements as smoke, or chemical smell and we can buy it separately.
- Note: The thicker/multi layers masks may cause uncomfortable during your cycling. Ensure choosing suitable kind so that you can breathe easily.
- It is important to wear mask correctly!
Goggles or face shield
Goggles or glasses are recommended when cycling, it will protect your eyes from dust, smoke, rain or any small flying objects along the streets. During this period, they also help to protect the direct impact to eyes, and then reduce chance of Covid-19 infecting.
The face shield will cause uncomfortable to some cyclist. But you can use it if you need to go to crowed places. It will provide full face protection.
Cyclists usually use gloves during their cycling tour. In this period, the full fingers gloves are good choice. You should wash your gloves regularly or after use.
The below gloves is most popular modern types, which can protect damage from cycling crash or accident, also keep warm, some have water repellent function... You can use your smart phone when you wear these kinds of gloves.
Clean your hands often
You can use soap to clean your hand easily at home. But if you usually go out, there are some places which you can't wash your hands before you eating or doing something with your hands. So the solution is using the hand sanitizer in gel or spraying bottle. Now there are many kinds in the market and you can choose the small size so that you can bring it together easily whenever you go out.
- Using hand sanitizer with alcohol content can make your skin dry.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, please remember below:
- Clean your hands often. Use soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Maintain a safe distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
- Wear a mask when physical distancing is not possible.
- Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- Stay home if you feel unwell.
- If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention.
Have your safe cycling tour!