A well-deserved holiday break is upon us and I am sure that many families are looking forward to relaxing and spending time together without the usual distractions of work, school and day-to-day routines. However, the absence of a familiar home environment or routine, along with new activities and toys, can sometimes result in injuries so my message to everyone these holidays is ‘have fun safely’.
Never take your eyes off children in, on or around water. Supervision means constant visual contact, not the occasional glance. You should actively supervise children even if they can swim.
If you are heading off into the bush for a walk or camping make sure you wear sensible clothes and shoes to protect against stings and bites. Fitted clothing is safer around campfires and barbecues and remember that campfires left to burn out overnight often contain enough heat the following morning to cause severe burns to bare feet.
Be aware of your surroundings and plan ahead:
Check any travel warnings for the country you are visiting on the Australian Government’s Smart Traveller website, and ensure all vaccinations for the family are up to date for the country you are planning to visit.
Holidays are a peak time for injuries from bikes and skateboards, or injuries from new toys.
Enjoy the holidays and use the time to relax and recharge but in the week leading up to the start of the term one make sure you are physically and mentally ready to return to school.
From the January 20, 2020 try and regulate your body clock by going to bed at a set time and set your alarm for the time you would usually need to wake up in the morning for school. By starting this process early you will be more refreshed and relaxed as you head into the 2020 school year.
Make sure you have everything you need to go back to school including uniform, texts and completed homework.
Make sure CareMonkey is up to date. If anything has changed for you medically over the holiday break including new medications or treatment plans please make sure the relevant information has been uploaded.
Have a very safe and Merry Christmas.
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