You are in safe hands…

In these strange times it is important more than ever to now support locally, support your country and support all the businesses around us that have been closed for 3 months in the most busiest times of the year.

How does this affect travel plans?
Many people may be still anxious and nervous about jetting off around the world this summer but look around and see what is on your doorstep. With a short journey you can explore your own country and what it has to offer! We sometimes don’t see what is closest to us and you will be surprised how much there is to learn about a place plus you speak the locals language – no translations needed!

How does this help?
You are helping to support many businesses that may have to close or go into administration due to the loss over the past few month – they may even be able to survive this crisis. You will also be helping the economy to grow and survive.

What does this mean?
Even if you are travelling with your medical oxygen please do let us know as we can help supply this for you at your chosen accommodation. But ultimately you will be able to take a short journey whether it is a drive, train journey or a short boat crossing and not feel anxious about venturing to a foreign country.

You will also be able to relax more knowing your own countries coronavirus rate, where is safe and also how to behave with the ‘rules’ Each country has its own rules for example if you travel or are in the UK you would have to self quarantine for 14 days but if you took a drive to another city you do not need to but still can explore places such as the wonderful cities or beautiful countryside for a long weekend or even week and learn so much about another area!

Please do let our team know if you are planning to travel with medical oxygen and we can help you – you are in safe hands.

3 ways to stay positive during lockdown

Being positive during Covid-19

Covid-19 is taking over our lives and while we all try to stay home and save lives it can be difficult to remain positive with all the negativity in the media or our thoughts.

Here are some 3 positive things you can do to give yourself the mental boost you need whilst being indoors and at home especially when you already are vulnerable or sick.

  1. Create a mood board or bucket list
    Zone in on your hobbies, interest, travels and plans for your future. Put all your ideas on paper, in a scrap book, list in your phone or even type up on the computer. You can be as creative as you wish but ultimately focus on what you are going to do or go to or start once this is all over!
  2. Stay hydrated It is important to remember to stay topped up with fluids and we may forget as not moving around as much. Your body still needs to be kept from dehydration as this can lead to bad skin, IBS flare up to headaches and tiredness to name a few. The NHS and The European Food Safety Authority state, “Women should drink about 1.6 litres of fluid and men should drink about 2.0 litres of fluid per day”.
  3. Video call your loved ones regularly Make sure you are keeping in touch with your friends, family or even your groups such as your local club or hobby group. You can set up virtual meet-ups, virtual drink nights to give a bit of fun to your week and see some friendly faces. Do not be scared to use video software as once you have mastered how it works it really makes you feel as if you are with all those friendly faces in the room and makes you feel really happy and in-touch with the outside world.

Don’t forget you can download all the best tips of what to do when at home whilst in quarantine. FREE guide over on our website today at oxygenworldwide.com.

5 things you must do during lockdown

We are all living through strange times at the moment as the whole world is going into lockdown with Covid-19. As we all learn to social distance and be at home more how can you stop boredom or getting anxiety?

Here are a few things to do to make sure during these times you have a bit of self-care and keep positive, even if you are also dealing with a condition and part of the vulnerable groups of people living with respiratory health problems and using medical oxygen to help you get by each day:

  1. Daily exercises – maintain your daily exercises and stretching to keep up movement and health. Exercising not only helps you stay fit and strengthen muscles but it will boost being positive and an aid a good routine for the day.
  2. Be kind to yourself – If you don’t feel up to doing anything one day let yourself relax, do not get stressed out by these feelings as you will feel more anxious. We all need a rest and time off now and again so just have that lay in or nap as your body is telling you to do so!
  3. Keep in touch – Have a system where you keep in touch with friends and family each week – this may be a certain time each day or week or even a virtual call from your computer. Seeing faces and talking to loved ones really keeps you connected and happy. It’s always good to talk and also means you can check in with people to see if they are doing OK.
  4. If you condition worsens or you have problems with your medication, medical oxygen supply don’t at all feel like you are being a burden to the GP, Hospitals or suppliers. Your health is important and even more so right now so if you need help or you wake up one day and don’t feel right please call and get in touch as it may be important.
  5. Finally use the time to teach yourself something new. Have you always wanted to learn a language, read that book you never get around to or even plan your next holiday. We have more time than ever to really sink our teeth and thoughts into being a better cook, baking a cake, take up a course online or even just getting creative and reading up on your next plan – its time to plan that next adventure and remember we can still help you on your travels so please do look up our recommendations and links!

Coronavirus helping the planet…

  • Worldwide there is less carbon emission due to people staying at home, closed factories, cancelled events like trade fairs and of course less airline/cruise and car travel.

And what can we learn from this crisis?

For example: 

  • That remote and online working or education has a positive effect on our carbon footprint!
  • So do video-conferences!
  • Less use of coal and oil results in cleaner air.
  • We will be looking differently at globalization.
  • We will be better prepared when another virus pops-up.
  • And for now, more family time!

Coronavirus – is it a hype?

A hype is commonly used to term a situation where you should be afraid of a scare.

We had about 20 of those ‘scares’ in the last 20 years.

For example there was the SARA virus (2003), Q fever (2009), Ebola (2013) and Zika virus (2017).

The media play a vital role in this as some fight to gain more journalist scores and get any piece of the story to the public – factual or not.

Emotions can be contagious, we must be careful that we do not infect one another at that level.

But will it last or will it be over by the summer? Time will tell…

Planning to travel but in the need for medical oxygen? Contact OxygenWorldwide for travel advice and your oxygen needs.

7 POSITIVE THINGS about the CORONAVIRUS

1 – We know what causes the disease, compared to for example, AIDS where it took 2 years to identify it.
2 – We know how to diagnose someone.
3 – The situation in China is improving.
4 – 81% is a mild version.
5 – The majority of infected people are healed, there are 13 times more
recoveries than deaths and this number is increasing.
6 – Children are almost unaffected.
7 – Coronavirus is easily inactivated by means of e.g.ethanol etc.

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Coronavirus vs Flu (influenza).

Can one have both at the same time? Yes.

Are the symptoms the same? More or less.

What are those?

  • Respiratory problems.
  • Headache and muscle aches.

How can you distinguish coronavirus symptoms?

Only with medical tests.

In 90% corona infected people have high fever.

+ in 70% corona infected people have a dry cough.

Men are more at risk than women and children.

Is there a vaccine?

There is one for the flu.

But there is still no vaccine against corona.

Does everybody infected with the corona virus die?

No, in most cases it will be mild but…in case the symptoms get worse one can be treated in a hospital.

What to do if you suspect you are infected.

Don’t go to the hospital but call you doctor for advice.

And last but not least…if you are in need for medical oxygen, www.oxygenworldwide.com