Some tips for Easter week

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The Department of Public Health is sharing some tips for Easter week. Easter Week is filled with activities. Families drive around the island, go to the beach or go camping. To enjoy the week safely, one should keep some things in mind.

Some tips of the Department of Public Health for Easter week. The sun is an essential factor to keep in mind. Use sunblock with Spf 30 or more and reapply every 2 hours to avoid skin cancer which sadly is very common in Aruba. Sit in shaded areas and avoid being exposed for long times to direct sunlight. It will also help keep you cool. The sun is not only dangerous, but the high temperature can also affect you, keep well hydrated at all times.

Drink plenty of water or healthy non-sugary drinks but also low on alcohol. Food safety is also essential. Keep your food well stored/ covered, separated, and at adequate temperature to avoid contamination and food poisoning. Wash your hands before and after eating. Dispose of all trash properly to prevent the spread of bacteria and unwanted insects.

This season is known for the strong winds, which can cause big dangerous waves in the ocean. Be extra careful when swimming and keep an eye on the children. Do not leave children unattended at any time.

Talk with your kids about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Teach them not to accept anything from strangers, no food or drinks. Avoid alcohol abuse. If you want to have a drink, drink responsibly and in moderation.

These are just a few tips from the Department of Public Health. Have a joyful Easter week.