Revellers are descending on Worthy Farm as Glastonbury begins this week (Picture: Geoff Pugh/Shutterstock)
Crowds of music fans are marking their way to Worthy Farm as this year’s Glastonbury Festival begins.
The first one after the pandemic, this year’s event is set to be bigger and better than ever with more than 3,000 artists set to perform.
Fans will be able to enjoy headline sets from the likes of Billie Eilish, Sir Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar, and Diana Ross.
And while rail strikes have been dominating headlines threatening to cause commuting chaos for Glastonbury goers, there is another threat to fans’ enjoyment.
With hundreds of thousands of people heading to the festival, the threat of Covid will be heightened.
But how can you keep yourself safe while dancing the days away?
Health Expert Stephanie Taylor from StressNoMore told Metro UK her top tips for staying safe from Covid at Glastonbury Festival.
She said: ‘After three long years, Glastonbury is set to return on the 22nd of June. But as ticketholders prepare for one of the largest outdoor festivals in the world, the threat of Covid-19 exists.
‘But in a sea of around 200,000 people, what can you do to protect your health?
With thousands of people heading to Glastonbury, you may be worried about the chance of catching Covid (Picture: Getty Images)Testing
While it’s no longer a legal requirement to display a Covid-19 test or lateral flow result when attending events, it might be an idea to take a Covid-19 test if you feel unwell or have been around someone who has tested positive before you go.
If you have been around someone who has had Covid-19 and notice symptoms, ring NHS 111 or your local sexual health clinic, who can offer you advice and arrange a PCR test.
Even if you don’t have it, eliminating any possibility that you may have the virus stops you from potentially spreading it to other festival-goers.
Boost your immune system
Additionally, to prepare your immune system for five days of excessive drinking, no sleep and a lot of walking, you might want to get a couple of early nights over the next few days.
Quality sleep is essential for boosting your immune system against threats, with several studies revealing that the risk of infections is higher for those with sleep deprivation.
You may be surprised how many vitamins and minerals are in canned foods (Picture: Getty Images)
Its also important to pack plenty of essential food and drinks that you can have at your festival in-between partying.
While fresh foods are a no-no, you’d be surprised by the nutritional value you can get from tinned foods. For example, tinned vegetables like carrot, peas, and sweetcorn will provide you with plenty of vitamins, while tinned meat has protein and carbs, and beans, pulses, or cereal bars are high in …read more
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