Travelling with oxygen? Here’s all you need to know…

If you are now planning your next holiday, staycation or even a visit to friends and loved ones you have missed but need medical oxygen then look no further. Over on our OxygenWorldwide site our team have put together the main FAQ’s to help you with everything you need to know.

From where we deliver, costs and how to get a quote you will find everything you need to plan your trip away with medical oxygen.

Find out and read the full list of FAQ’s here over on our website.

India and its oxygen crisis

India has been for a while been hit with lack of oxygen supply after the Coronavirus wave that has swept the country. Many had not been vaccinated as did not experiencing any major crisis last year. Since the widely publicised wave that has swept the need and demand for medical oxygen is high.

Ludhiana, which being the biggest district with a maximum population of over 3.5-million passed through a harrowing time during the deadly second Covid wave, has built a strong medical oxygen infrastructure to meet the anticipated high demand of the life-saving gas during the possible third virus wave, the government has confirmed.

Besides accumulating maximum cylinders, the district has also acquired the highest number of oxygen concentrators in the state, the official figures have revealed.

6,165 oxygen cylinders made available

The data compiled by the Health and Family Welfare Department, which is available with The Tribune, showed that Ludhiana has made available 6,165 oxygen cylinders, including 4,774 D-type cylinders, 4,158 in private and 616 in government hospitals, and 1,391 B-type cylinders, including 855 in private and 536 in government institutions.

Reference: Tribune News Service

UK travellers get amber light

Quarantine-free travel to resume on 19 July for fully vaccinated passengers returning from amber list countries.

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For UK travellers if you are fully vaccinated it seems there will be a lift on the quarantine restriction for amber countries. This will open up a lot more travel into Europe and elsewhere for UK tourists. A summer holiday will become a bit more realistic for those who have had both vaccinations and do not mind taking the PCR tests.

If you are now planning your holiday and requirement organising medical oxygen supply – our team at OxygenWorldwide are here to help!

Coping with a lung condition

Lung conditions such as COPD, asthma or bronchitis all have varying levels but all patients can help to cope to make daily life more manageable.

Remember that with anything you must always have someone to talk to; this can be a family member, neighbour, work colleague or your nurse but talking really helps to understand and resolve any problems or worries. Joining a group that are also experiencing the same journey will help as you can all relate, help and support one another.

If you have breathlessness learn the breathing techniques from your doctor or support group to understand how to easily control your airways.

Also remember to always make time for yourself; whether this is reading, walking, travelling or another favourite hobby; always do activities that make your happy and give you a sense of enjoyment.

Green, Amber, Red – where can I travel right now…

Lockdown is easing within the UK. Travel is now back on the map but what is the traffic light system, how does it work and where can I go?

The new traffic light system is divided into green, amber and red which all have different rules and regulations on quarantine, testing and entry requirements.

As of May 17th 2021

Green:
A test is required up to 72 hours before returning to the UK
One PCR test on or before day two of arrival in England or Wales
No quarantine unless a test is positive.

The countries at time of this article are:

Portugal
Israel
Singapore
Australia
New Zealand
Brunei
Iceland
Gibraltar
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
St Helena, Tristan de Cunha, Ascension Island

Amber:
One pre-departure test.
Quarantine at home for 10 days on arrival in England or Wales
PCR test required on days two and eight of quarantine
Amber countries include:
Spain
Greece
France, and many more in Europe

Red:
One pre-departure test
On arrival, passengers must quarantine in a hotel for 10 days
PCR test required on days two and eight of quarantine
These countries include:
Maldives
Turkey
Nepal
Brazil
South Africa
India

For more information please visit the Government website

For medical oxygen users you will still require to plan in advance and the earlier the better to make sure your requirement for supplementary oxygen can be arranged, organised and agreed. The OxygenWorldwide team can take all your details and send a proposal over to you. Any queries when travelling with medical oxygen can be asked with our teams.

Contact our team here for your medical oxygen travel needs and up to date information. As we are aware the rules and regulations will change as well as the traffic light system and its countries within it.

India’s oxygen crisis right now

As the covid crisis in India hits there is a worrying lack of medical oxygen supplies for patients in desperate need. The coronavirus is spreading fast and for a densely populated country their medical facilities and completely under strain.

Cases had been falling and people were beginning to be out and about more including religious festivals and political rallies.

As quoted by the Guardian, ‘In the middle of March, the number of recorded cases started to grow faster than in any other country, this week passing 300,000 a day, along with more than 2,000 deaths, close to twice the daily deaths India experienced during the first peak of the virus between July and September 2020.’

A staggering statistic that the country will be fighting to keep under control. As many doctors, nurses and families take to social media to show how desperate they are in need of oxygen let’s hope that we can help supply India’s crisis and they manage to receive what they so desperately need to save lives.


Life after covid…

Fatigue, shortness of breath, pressure in the chest, headaches and muscle pain have been surveyed as the most common symptoms after coronavirus.

“More than 9 in 10 people even indicate that they have problems with simple daily activities”.(Longfonds and CIRO knowledge center)

It seems that there is a large amount of people that may be going unheard or untreated especially if not officially diagnosed with Covid-19. People still need care and advice after coronavirus. Many who may not have been ill previously will be scared, have questions and be in a very scary or anxious unknowing if not helped.

According to the study by Longfords the average age was 53 with many healthy prior to the virus. Many complained about not be able to walk properly and certainly being unable to exercise.

For more information please do visit coronalongplein.nl



Has COVID-19 affected you too?

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If you are recently new to lung problems due to contracting COVD-19 then do not worry. Even thought you may need extra support with medical oxygen, we have been experts for well over 20 years! Travelling currently has many restrictions in place as the world prepares to ease lockdown rules. This will vary by country and rules consistently change as the situation continues to be monitored.

BUT the good news is that if you are a medical oxygen user we can help arrange travel for you.

IMPORTANT Information: Due to Coronavirus regulations outbound travel is only allowed in accordance with your guidelines in your country. OxygenWorldwide can send you documentation prior to travel but will need dates of intended travel and required medical forms that you are a medical oxygen patient.

This article information is as of publish date so please do check all regulations or contact us for the latest advice here.

Breathe easy at home

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For those who need medical oxygen at home this can seem daunting. Home oxygen is needed for those who have low oxygen levels and having this supply can help those with respiratory illnesses.

For some this may be a relatively new requirement especially if you have been in hospital with coronavirus and on your after-care plan you still require extra help with oxygen to improve your condition and daily life.

Oxygen at home or oxygen therapy increases the oxygen levels in your blood flow and can help with daily activities all based upon what your doctor has required necessary.

It can seem very scary but this vital source of medical equipment not only will help you breathe but will enable you to be able to move around, do daily exercise and even (when we can) venture on holiday. You do not have to miss out.

The team at OxygenWorldwide have over 20 years experience and can assist, provide and be available for your oxygen needs. Whether you require oxygen therapy at home or abroad – contact our team which operates across Europe and worldwide.

For more information about the team, where we deliver and also client feedback please do visit our website and contact us with any questions.

Covid-19 vaccine

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Long-awaited trials on a vaccine are now over with multiple trials now complete and signed off for roll-out with UK and US beginning their plans first. Below are a few of the common questions asked as it is perfectly normal to be anxious, worried or want to know what the vaccine is or does.

What does the vaccine do?
The vaccine helps protect you from the major symptoms of coronavirus and you may only have a mild form of the virus

How is the vaccine received?
The vaccine needs to be administered in two separate doses a few weeks apart. This does mean two trips to the local vaccination centre.

Are there any side affects?
Sometimes but these have been advised to be mild such as swelling where the injection was inserted, headache or feeling tired or a fever.

When will I get my vaccine?
This depends on where you live, but most countries will be rolling out a schedule starting with the most vulnerable such as Elderly, health care workers and anyone with health problems that are really at high risk from coronavirus. Refer to your governments website for details where you live.

How does it work?
The vaccine trains the body’s immune system to recognise the virus and help it to defend itself against a future attack.

For further information and detail please refer to your local healthcare website, especially if you have questions over the Covid-19 vaccine.