Snippet from FEMERAID International Air Rescue as of 23 November 2021
The Air Rescue Team of FEMERAID International informs all our members, Knights and Dames of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, Federation of the Autonomous Priories (KMFAP) about the followings:

The most magical times of the year are just around the corner; Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year festivities are soon upon us. These events promote gatherings of the whole family and friends, several generations together, and therefore groups of people with different levels of protection against COVID-19. We are also in a race against time to avoid causing a big headache and major problems for health services globally. The number of new COVID-19 infections are rising again every day. Common sense is needed from us all, in order to take the right decisions about how to celebrate the festive season safely.

Our Femeraid Air Rescue have decided to offer some tips on how to do such, if you are traveling or planning a family and friends get-together:
  • Take the COVID-19 booster and flu vaccine at least 15 days in advance of the planned events; particularly important for the most vulnerable and those who are at risk of serious illness,
  • Try to reduce meeting in closed places with unvaccinated people,
  • Promote taking the rapid test of all vaccinated and unvaccinated guests, on the day of the celebration,
  •  Do not forget that many children are not yet vaccinated and yet they may carry the virus even if they do not have any symptoms,
  • If traveling by public transport (bus, train, plane) always use N95 masks, (avoid cloth masks), and be careful and rigorous with hand disinfection,
  • If someone is sick, that person should isolate and NOT join the rest of group.

Protect the ones you love the most now because there will be many more festivities to celebrate together in the coming years.

Keep Everyone Safe.