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COVID 19 – Our Tips for Ensuring You Stay Safe and Well as an Ostomate

29th April 2020

We hope you are all staying safe and well during these difficult times! Now more than ever it’s vital that we all work together and prioritise our health above anything else. We must all ensure that we are following the government’s rules and only leave the house when it is absolutely essential. 

To help you during these times, we’ve put together a few tips to help you minimise your risk and keep you safe during these times. So, read on to find out more… 

Reduce the number of trips you make to the supermarket

Our first tip is to reduce the number of times that you go to the supermarket for food. So, instead of going a few times each week, get together a list of all the things you will need for the week ahead, and buy it in one go. Fewer trips to the supermarket will reduce your chances of picking up the virus.

Better yet, see if you can arrange to get your groceries delivered to you. If you are worried about leaving the house, reach out to a family member, a friend, or a neighbour and ask them to help you with your food shopping. You may be surprised just how many people will be willing to help you!

Wash your hands regularly and maintain social distancing

This may sound like an obvious tip but it’s absolutely vital that you wash your hands regularly and after touching any surfaces outside of your home. It’s also important that you remember to keep a 2 metre distance between you and anyone else, whether it is in the supermarket or whilst you are out on a walk.

Maintaining this distance and washing your hands regularly will go a long way to reducing the likelihood of you getting the virus.

Keep yourself healthy, both physically and mentally

The government has stated that we are all allowed to leave our house once a day to exercise. So, use this time each day to go for a walk, a run, a cycle or whatever else you choose to do. Not only will this keep you physically healthy, but it will also help with mental health.

Remember to maintain social distancing whilst you are doing your daily exercise.

Register for stoma care home delivery

Our last tip is to register to get your stoma care products delivered to you, rather than having to pick them up yourself at the pharmacy. By doing this, you’ll be able to reduce the risk of picking up the virus and stay at home more. 

At GoldCare, we provide ostomates with a free stoma care delivery service, delivering the products they need straight to their front door. Not only do we provide a completely hassle-free service, but we can deliver items in as little as 24-48 hours, ensuring you get your stoma supplies when you need them.

You can find out more about how GoldCare works here.

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