As the 2019-nCoV is here to stay for a while, here are some precautions you should take when you run or exercise outdoors.
1. Stay Home and Avoid Crowded Places If Unwell
This is the most obvious, especially now. Please do not head out for your run when you are feeling unwell. Firstly, your immunity will be lowered at this point, hence making yourself more susceptible to other infections. Do exercise social consideration and rest at home until you have fully recovered as you won’t want to unintentionally infect others who are around you. Also, please do not turn up for any community runs if you’ve travelled to China in the past 14 days and monitor your health condition. Resting is also part of training!
2. Keep Yourself Accountable
We require all runners to register before each running session, via a QR code. If you have not registered with us before online, please head over to https://www.runningdept.com/trainwithus/register.aspx obtain a QR code, which will be used for registration before each run. This added administrative aspect is to facilitate the tracking of the runners who ran with us during each session, thus making it easier to trace the attendees of each run session quickly should the need arises.
3. Keep Clean
Wash up as soon as possible after running. Especially in a group setting, you won’t know whose perspiration might have got onto you! At the very least, sanitise or wash your hands before eating or drinking after running.
4. Bring Your Own Water
Running Department usually provides runners with post-run hydration. We are taking precautions to keep things as clean as possible by ensuring that the bottle mouths do not touch the cups or other receptacle when pouring water, but it would be even better if you have brought your own water.
5. Stay Healthy
Keep your immune system up by exercising regularly (but not overdoing it, which will actually lower your immunity), eating more fruits and vegetables, drinking more water, and sleeping adequately.