How to politely and safely communicate during the coronavirus period

Nowadays, as the situation is being very alarming and dangerous, we are going to discuss the main issue – coronavirus is hurting us. This is an important article and we sincerely recommend you read it carefully to the end. We would like to dwell on significant issues that are directly related to our communication.

After analyzing the current situation around the spread of coronavirus infection, we are convinced that one of the best ways to protect is voluntary isolation. It seems to be the most reasonable behavior to reduce all living contacts with people to a minimum. Ideally, your communication should be limited to family members and a few colleagues, if necessary. At least during the acute period of the spread of this infection, it is wise to stay away from strangers. However, if you would like to talk to strangers, you can download any kind of messenger, for example, NEEO Messenger, and have a conversation with him/her on the Internet. Also, try to transfer communication with friends, not the closest relatives, business partners, customers and all other people around you, as much as possible into virtual communication. Video calls, social networks and other great digital inventions of the twenty-first century have been developed to help you!

Meetings

If you have to meet a person, give up handshakes, kisses on the cheek and hugs. If you are paying attention to news stories, many diplomats, heads of states and members of governments no longer shake hands at a meeting. Diplomatically refer to the coronavirus when it comes to greeting one another while contacting other people, for the safety of you and the person you are meeting with. You can smile properly and joke about the topic to smooth out the awkwardness of the situation, so both of you will feel more comfortable in such circumstances.

When communicating with a person, try to stay away from him at a distance recommended by the World Health Association. Politely explain the distance with the reasons mentioned above, but in a very kind way, because somebody can be unaware of them and get disappointed.

Overcrowded places

You would better refuse to meet people in popular places, where chances to get infected are a lot higher. Important negotiations are going to be held in a better way where there are fewer people and distractive noises. If necessary, minimize number of the participants in the conversation exclusively to those people without whom the conversation could not take place. You can also use the diplomatic trick “Information Dialogue” and minimize all communication with the person during the meeting to a minimum and exclusively to substantive issues. Having discussed all the necessary, it is better to abandon the additional communication, which always happens afterwards.

If you are invited to attend a mass entertainment event: go to the cinema, go to a museum, etc., use real or imaginary pretexts why you cannot join. Better yet, warn the inviting person and offer to reschedule the meeting for a more favorable time!

            Do not panic

Finally, perhaps the most important thing. Do not succumb to panic, rudeness and other bad manners that nerves and fear of the virus can spur. We heartily urge you to remain kind people and to be sympathetic to what is happening. Everyone suffers today, no matter more or less, and we should behave ourselves properly and try not to hurt other people’s feelings.

Remember that as we have more free time, it is wise to spend it reading and learning something new, because these activities are great ways to overcome discomfort and usefully overcome limitations. All these harsh issues would pass away one day and the world would get better. We wish you to stay physically and mentally healthy!