Expat Relocation: Ways To Protect Your Child From COVID-19
If you are looking to relocate in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is best to ensure the health of your family is protected. With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, relocation services in Singapore have taken all the necessary precautions to ensure safe travel, as well as ensuring that all of your items are delivered in good condition.
As COVID-19 is spreading throughout the world, your priority should be keeping your child safe as you prep for the relocation process. Take time to communicate with your child about the severity of the virus and educate them on the importance of taking care of their health. Here are a few steps you can take to protect your child while in the process of relocating.
Learn how your child’s school is handling the outbreak
In the midst of a virus outbreak, check to see if your child’s school has any plans or contingency set in place to continue their lessons. If your child’s schools are closed and classes are introduced to remote online learning, make the appropriate arrangements so that there will be minimal disruptions to their learning. This includes ensuring the internet connection is set properly and there are mobile technologies to support the online learning platform. You can also provide additional enrichment activities to supplement and fill any learning gaps.
Ensure sufficient supplies of your child’s medicine
Keeping your household stocked up on all things medicine, especially for you and your child, can ensure that you are well prepared with the emergence of the Coronavirus situation. You wouldn’t want to be heading out to supermarkets where there are high volumes of people and risk being in contact with others. Avoid stock piling and take what you need for emergencies, so you have a plan in place to nurse your family back to health. Some health supplies that you should always have access to include pain relievers, vitamins and medicines for cough and cold. Have them ready in your purse or travel luggage whenever you need them.
Encourage your child to live healthily
While good hygiene is essential, living healthy is equally as important. Your child may know about the steps to prevent the spreading of illness, such as regularly washing their hands with soap, avoid touching their faces and covering their mouths when sneezing or coughing. Being outside and travelling may risk exposing you to plenty of germs and bacteria. Ensure that your child eats a balanced diet, exercises regularly and gets enough sleep to aid in developing a strong immune system and be less susceptible to any illness.
Educate your child on the Coronavirus situation
It is important to let your child know about the virus, while making it age-appropriate. Keep your points honest and accurate, while minimising fear and anxiety. Let your child know to keep things clean around the house, to keep a distance away from people who are sick, and to remain as calm as possible when speaking to your child about the issue. Always make time to talk to your child and reassure them on the issue, so in some ways, they understand the happenings of the world.
Educate yourself on the symptoms of COVID-19
As a parent, it is a responsibility to understand all about COVID-19, as well as the symptoms of the virus. Common symptoms include cough, fever, shortness of breath and cold. It is known that some of these symptoms may only begin to appear after 2 to 14 days of exposure from someone with the disease. By knowing about the symptoms of COVID-19, you can better prepare yourself and your child for the relocation process and safeguard from the virus.
Move to your next destination country with our global relocation services at Moovaz. We strive to keep up-to-date with the latest developing pandemic news, while giving customers a worry-free relocation as one of the best international movers that you can trust!