Great weather to go camping
File photograph of residents enjoying the winter season in the desert. Picture used for illustrative purposes only. Image Credit: Gulf News archives

Dubai: If you were planning to take advantage of the winter season and go for outdoor or camping trips, there are some basic precautions that the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC) has issued, which can help you stay safe and also ensure community health.

In an announcement posted by ADPHC through the Abu Dhabi Media Office, people were cautioned against stepping outdoors if they are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, as well as exercise precautions when cooking and eating outdoors. These are all the guidelines issued by ADPHC.

When showing signs of illness:

• Avoid close contact with people suffering from fever, cough or respiratory difficulties.

• Regularly wipe/wash hands using sterilisers, soap, water and disinfectants.

Camping with kids
Picture used for illustrative purposes only.

• Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing with disposable tissues, and ensure that you wash your hands carefully afterwards.

• Immediately seek medical help in case of cough and fever.

When dealing with animal products:

• Avoid eating raw/uncooked animal products.

• Avoid touching raw meat, milk and animal products.

When near wild/farm animals:

• Avoid close contact or touching farm/wild animals, whether alive or dead.

• Avoid touching surfaces touched by farm/wild animals.

Social distancing:

• Avoid large gatherings (other than family members), as well as handshakes and hugging.

• Maintain a two-metre distance at all times.

• Wear a face mask at all times.