Camping allows us to enjoy a close relationship with nature in which we can enjoy the sun and fresh air. However, for this contact with the natural environment to be as healthy as possible, it is necessary to bear in mind the following health advice.

Hygiene and preventative action:

  • Pay attention to your personal hygiene. Wash your hands regularly and use the showers.

  • EvAvoid excessive unprotected exposure to the sun.Use sun protection creams, sun-shades, hats and sunglasses to avoid sunbur

  • Limit your physical activity during the hours of highest temperature and wear loose-fitting clothes to prevent overexposure.

  • On very hot days, drink liquids regularly,particularly water, to prevent dehydration.

  • Use flip-flops in the showers and on paths to swimming pools and the beach because these paths are used by many people and some may transmit infectious diseases, even when the ground appears to be clean Do not leave children alone.

  • Have a balanced diet and eat plenty of fruit and vegetables.

  • Follow the instructions and advice provided by those responsible for the camp site.

Advice for food hygiene:

  • Wash your hands before handling food.

  • Always use water fit for human consumption for drinking and cooking.

  • Use plenty of water to wash fruit and vegetables that are to be consumed uncooked.

  • Wash the surfaces on which you are going to prepare food.

  • Keep food products that are going to be required in the fridge and separate raw and cooked food. If you do not have a fridge, you should plan your daily purchases and make sure that you store food in cool places.

  • Cook food well in order to make sure that germs are eliminated. This is particularly important in the case of hamburgers, sausages, omelettes and creams, etc.

  • Only cook as much food as you plan to consume and, whenever possible, prepare meals just before you plan to eat them, particularly in the case of sauces and mayonnaises. You should not try to keep leftovers of these products.

  • Wash all of your cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery after using them.

  • Protect food from insects, rodents and other animals..

Advice for conserving the natural environment:

  • Put each waste product in an appropriate container: lomestic waste can be recycled if it is correctly separated.
  • Separate waste containing glass, plastic, cardboard and organic material, so that these products can be collected separately.

  • Put waste in securely closed bags and deposit it in the corresponding container.This will prevent bad smells and the presence of flies, rodents and other unwanted animals.

  • Use the wastepaper bins and you will help to preserve the natural environment and keep it clean and in hygienic condition.

  • Remember that you are not alone. Respecting others helps to improve coexistence.

Information provided by the Departament de la Salud (Health Department) of the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Agencia de Protección de la Salud (Health Protection Agency).