Back to school is just around the corner, but in a context of COVID-19, what happens when you are a family caregiver at home noticing that outside contacts are multiplying? Here is our advice.
The end of August reminds us that back to school – and fall – are not too far away. For some, this period is synonymous of renewal, but for some caregivers, it’s a source of stress. In this context, it is easy to overwork in an attempt to reconcile work, school, family, caregiving and time for yourself, not to mention the fear of contaminating your loved one.
While it is true that many people are going back to school, outside contacts will inevitably multiply. It is important to remain alert at all time and respect the established health measures.
Schools may become hot spots where the virus may spread. It is important to control what items come in our homes. Here are our recommendations:
Actively involve your children and teenagers in these sanitary processes by explaining the risks related to potential negligence. Of course, if a member of the family has flu-like symptoms, it is important to isolate them and dial, depending on your region, either 418 644-4545, 514 644-4545, 450 644-4545, 819 644-4545 or 1 877 644-4545 (toll free) elsewhere in Quebec. For the hearing impaired (TTY), you can contact 1 800 361-9596 (toll free).
We also wish to remind you of a few basic sanitary measures:
You should not neglect your mental and physical health. Here are a few tips and tricks to apply:
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