From everyone at Franklin’s Gardens and Northampton Saints, we hope you are all staying safe.
It’s important that we all follow the government guidelines and ensure we are not only protecting each other but ourselves.
This means we should only go out when absolutely necessary, for essential shopping such as food and medicine. But you are encouraged to go out for exercise as long as you keep two metres apart from people who are not in the same household as you.
What does this mean? It means you can grab a rugby ball and practise your kicking and passing in the park with someone you live with! As long as you are following the appropriate COVID-19 guidelines, of course.
Keep in contact with your friends, family, and people in general as much as possible. Use video calls and text messages and have fun.
You probably miss having a drink and a chat in the Rodber Bar or Supporters Village before a Saints game, but staying connected with the people close to you will help give you a sense of normality – because as important as physical health is, so is our mental wellbeing.
Here are a couple of pieces of advice that will hopefully help you in the months ahead…
Like any infectious virus, one of the key ways to stop it spreading is to ensure everything is clean and hygienic.
This includes our hands and surfaces we touch, and at Franklin’s Gardens this is an area where our team boasts years of experience. When putting on events, hygiene is essential, and our staff are experts in washing their hands.
To make sure that any potentially infectious droplets are not on your hands, you need to wash them with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds. Try to use warm water and clean the back of your hands and under fingernails too. It is important to make sure your hands are definitely clean.
Just as you would when putting on an event, ensuring surfaces are disinfected and clean is also crucial at the moment. Clean surfaces and objects that people touch and interact with regularly. This includes door handles and kitchen worktops.
These are the small things we can all do to try and help combat this virus.
Keep healthy and exercise!
With every bad situation, it is important to focus on the little things we can affect – things like washing our hands – as well as trying to find positives from negatives.
For example; use this situation as an opportunity to improve your physical and mental health.
Try cooking different healthy meals, go for a run, and start a creative project. These are ways we can not only look after our physical wellbeing, but our mental health as well.
It is also important to try and find enjoyment in moments, especially in times like these.
But it is also fun to plan ahead, to give yourself something to look forward to. If you’re thinking about a birthday party later in the year or planning a wedding in the future, you can still get in touch with our team today and plan an event in Northampton.
Give us a call on 01604 751543 or please feel free to fill in the enquiry form on our contact page for more information.