Summer is prime travel season, but COVID-19 has changed the way we vacation. Social distancing and other health and safety measures tell us that staying home is the best way to avoid catching or spreading COVID-19. However, if you find yourself traveling in your RV this summer, there are a few tips to keep in mind to make your trip as safe as possible. Here are our top tips for staying healthy in your RV during COVID-19.
Double Check Area Restrictions and Guidelines
Each state, city, and park is handling the situation differently. Before you leave, make sure you check the rules and guidelines that your destination has put in place. For example, many state and national parks are closed, have limited hours, or have shut down visitor centers and other facilities. Remember to always get information and updates from credible sources and obey these restrictions and guidelines as you make your travel plans. Try to keep your itinerary flexible in case something changes last minute. Remember that your health—and the health of everyone you come across in your travels—is the number one priority during these times.
Always Practice CDC Regulations
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has several tips for staying healthy in your RV during COVID-19. There’s a good chance your trip will take you far away from immediate medical care, so it’s important to take these precautions seriously. Throughout your travels, you should closely follow regulations such as the following:
- Wash your hands thoroughly and often
- Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Wear a cloth covering over your mouth and nose in public
- Keep at least six feet of physical distance between yourself and others
In addition to these measures, pack enough supplies to keep yourself safe and your RV clean throughout your trip. Bring along alcohol-based hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, and non-perishable food to keep your kitchen stocked in case local restaurants and stores have closed.
Keep Up Your Regular Health Routine
Even without COVID-19, there are a few tips for staying healthy in an RV that can make your trip even better. No matter where or when you travel, you must take care of yourself while on the road. A nutritious diet, plenty of physical activity, and constructive stress management all create a solid foundation for a healthy, balanced life. In the midst of current events, make sure you still prioritize these and other basic health essentials.