Celebrating New Year’s and the arrival of a new year will look very different to what it has in the past. We won’t be gathering in crowds to bring in 2021. We can’t even be out after 9pm. The good news is that you can still be celebrating New Year’s; you’re just going to be creative about that.
Before we get into a few clever ideas for celebrating the arrival of 2021 let’s take a look at how we can all make celebrating new year a little safer this year.
It is important to wash your hands using water and soap for a minimum of 20 seconds. It is recommended that you wash your hands after going into public spaces. And, after coughing or sneezing. Always make sure you have good quality hygiene soap in the house. If you are in are where you do not have access to water, make sure to sure sanitiser with an alcohol content of at least 70%.
Whenever you enter a public area you must wear a face mask. Make sure that the mask covers both your nose and your mouth. Material masks should be washed after every use. Disposable masks should be disposed of in a bin after only one use. Make sure to break the ear ties so that they do not pose a risk to wildlife.
Keep Your Distance
Make sure that you always maintain a safe social distance from others when in a public areas. Social distancing prevents the spread of the virus. You are encouraged to stand at least one and a half meters from others while you are in public spaces.
If you are making use of public transport such as busses, trains, planes or taxi’s you need to wear a mask at all times. If you have been sick or tested positive, you should not travel with others for a minimum of 14 days.
Fun New Year’s Eve Ideas
Traditionally New Year ’s Eve is celebrated with friends and family, countdowns are made and champagne is opened. This year we’re all going to have to keep things a little more cozy. Here are a few stellar ideas to bring in 2021:
- Check out for any virtual concerts or see if your favourite artists are having an online performance.
- Gather the friends for a virtual countdown.
- While you have the Zoom, Meets or Jitzi going, why not make the night of it and have everyone around for dinner, virtually of course.
- Have a family party with those in your house.
- Give the big celebrations a skip and try opting for a quiet night in with movies and the family.
- Make a special family favourite meal.
- Chat to your neighbours and plan an outdoors countdown from your own houses. We can’t think of a better way to get to know those living next door.