Say hello to summer 2021

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Get ready to have have fun, stay safe and make the most of your summer holiday.

After another odd year, summer has arrived and it's time for you to enjoy yourself and have a break, but it's important that you stay alert to help keep yourself safe, this means:

  • Following all social distancing guidelines
  • Check for local restrictions
  • Wash your hands regularly 
  • Get a test if you have any symptoms 

Take action: Keep up to date with all Oxfordshire Covid-19 news and information. 

Let's have fun

Your summer plans may have changed and you might not be able to spend your summer how you normally do, but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop! Check out summer activity ideas:

  • Go fruit picking
  • Have a picnic in a local park
  • Hold your own festival at home
  • Sign up for a new activity
  • Find new places to walk

Get exploring: Find yourself a new activity to try over on Activities Oxfordshire

Safety first

Knowing how to keep yourself safe when out enjoying your summer is always important. These simple tips can help you to stay safe:

  • Be aware of your surroundings and move away from situations that concern or worry you
  • Carry a charged mobile and know who to call in an emergency
  • Make sure somebody knows where you're going and when you'll be back
  • Pre-plan your route and transport so you know how you're getting there and back

Crucial: If you feel nervous about a situation, head to somewhere where there are more people like a main road or shopping centre – and remember to wear your mask if you need to go into a shop to ask for help. If you or anyone else is in immediate danger always call 999.

Wellbeing and you

Summer holidays are a time to take a break, relax and have fun. But the pressure to enjoy yourself or worries about plans may get you down. If you or somebody you know are struggling with mental wellbeing, there are some simple steps that you can take to help yourself:

  • Speak with somebody you trust
  • Ensure you get fresh and daily exercise
  • Stay connected with loved ones 
  • Get the right amount of sleep

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