Safety tips to celebrate New Year's Eve During Covid19 Times

Updated: December 27, 2021
Author: Tripsguard

An annual part of the New Year's Eve celebration during Covid19 Times involves exchanging gifts and food. While these activities are common during this holiday, it’s important to keep in mind that they can also be dangerous to your health if not properly planned out.

To help you with your preparations, here are some safety tips to celebrate New Year's Eve safely during Covid19 Times, so that the only thing you need to worry about is having fun!

Be aware

Whether you're attending a New Year's party or hosting one, safety should be your top priority. Make sure your guests have a safe time by following these simple precautions. The level of risk depends on where you are, where you live, or if you are traveling where you are going to travel.

Make sure to follow guidance from the local authorities and always stay informed about COVID19 restrictions in your area.

Avoid crowded places

Perhaps you’ve never considered it, but new year’s eve is a celebration of sorts, which means lots of people are out celebrating.

Make sure you know where you’re going and how you’ll get there before heading out on New Year’s eve, and stay away from any potential party-goers who seem like they might be getting overserved.

WASH YOUR HANDS often

If you’re planning on ringing in the New Year at a party, it’s important to keep your hands clean. Some of us wash our hands as little as 20 percent of the time we use them (say what?).

To ensure your New Year’s celebration is safe and healthy, don’t let germs sneak up on you: Make sure to wash your hands more often (a global epidemic is still raging here) with soap and warm water for at least 20 sec.

Using alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be helpful, too, and of course, wear a mask in public places.

Get vaccinated

This seems like a no-brainer, but make sure you’re up-to-date on all of your vaccinations before traveling. While most vaccines are recommended for people over 6 months old, younger babies can get some travel vaccines if they will be spending time in areas where certain diseases are prevalent.

Vaccinations help keep you safe from common illnesses that could not only ruin your trip—they could put you in danger of far more serious consequences.

WHO (World Health Organization) approved that COVID19 vaccines are safe and they are very effective at protecting against COVID19.

Home celebration - why not?

Many people who travel during New Year’s Eve want to go home and spend time with family or friends. If you are planning on staying home, consider celebrating your own.

Invite some friends over for dinner, or make reservations at a restaurant and go out. Or just stay in and order takeout! A small but safe celebration.

If you do not have to fly or travel far, stay home

For New Year’s Eve, it’s best if you don’t have to fly. If you do need to travel, consider using public transportation and avoid driving a car because of all of the drunk drivers on New Year’s Eve.

It is much safer if you can spend your New Year's at home with your family instead of traveling for most holidays like Independence Day or Christmas.

If you are in public, keep your distance

When you’re out in public, keep your distance from large crowds and stay aware of your surroundings. It’s easy for everyone to get swept up in a big celebration like New Year’s—and big crowds can create chaotic situations that are easier for someone with bad intentions to take advantage of.

If you do find yourself standing near a large crowd, don’t make it easy for someone with bad intentions to touch you.

Think about your health and the health of your loved ones

You’ve heard it before, but it bears repeating: Don’t drink and drive. There are far too many other ways to have fun on New Year’s Eve—and they don’t involve putting yourself or others at risk of an accident. If you plan on drinking, make sure you have a designated driver who doesn’t indulge in any alcohol.

Also if you are not feeling well, or you have a fever, you should be checked immediately and it is better to stay at home, if you have family members with a background of illness or older family members, keep them safe and say a happy new year from a distance.

Hi 2022, you'll be nice okay?