“When the virus enters a house …”: hygiene rules to limit the risk of transmission at Christmas

OUR ADVICES – The holidays we are about to experience will be unlike any other. To celebrate them serenely and enjoy their family in complete safety, two doctors offer their advice.

The holidays are fast approaching, but Christmas will not have the same flavor this year. The government’s recommendations confirm this: a maximum of six adults at the table, no meeting with friends on the 31st … As for the frail, they are invited to stay at home, or prepare to participate in the celebrations by video – or even isolated in the cooking, as Professor Salomon recommends. Despite the constraints, the joyful and light atmosphere may prevail on D-Day. If we avoid broaching the subjects that annoy – it will be time to probe the motivations to be vaccinated against the Covid in January. And on condition of preparing its reception to spare the susceptibilities of those who ensure at all times to respect the barrier gestures. Alexis Hautemaniere, epidemiologist at the Center hospitalier Avranches-Granville, and Pierre Parneix, hygienist at the CHU de Bordeaux, advise some preparations to prevent this subject of contention from arriving on the table

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