Written by Rithika Kattiyar
Globally, people are fighting against a stubborn virus. Covid-19 pandemic is nowhere around the end. There is no vaccine created to defeat this deadly virus. Joyous life is desirable to everyone. Definitely, the lockdown has screwed up the minds of people. Nobody wishes for captivity. People experienced a huge pressure past few months. They are willing to explore outside and live freely.
Well, if you are really planning to travel during COVID. Then, in this precarious situation, you need to be extra careful. Covid-19 passes from one person to another through droplets of cough, sneeze, and talks. The World Health Organization (WHO) also claimed that the virus enters the body throw nose, mouth, and eyes. Therefore, we are required to cover them.
One by one let us talk about traveling during COVID – Is it safe to visit the beach? Camp? Eat out?
Although beaches are safer than other places. Health specialist says that the virus does not live in saltwater. Covid-19 is not a water-borne disease. So, swimming will not be harmful. Still, social distancing is mandatory. Beachgoers are highly requested to obey social distancing, mask culture, and sanitize their hands. The beach bag essentially contains sunscreen, sunglasses, towels, etc. Now, beachgoers need to carry hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, and masks.
Now, Beaches are opened for public. Some restrictions are mainly followed. For instance, no group activities allowed, wear mask, cleaning, closed beachfront concessions. Police will be patrolling beaches to ensure about social distancing among the people. Greek beaches came with new rules like a distance of three meters between sunbeds. A person has to wait atleast 20 minutes before occupying seabed. Moreover, in Miami more than 10 people cannot gather at a particular place. Undoubtedly, these are just safety measures but main safety and care beachgoers have to practice.
Huge exciting information for campers. It is absolutely safe and secure for camping out. Cities are too busy. People tend to interact more in neighborhoods. Campers can decide on a place away from the city. Therefore, it should be close to nature and necessary items must be available. Also, communication must be clear because in case you find trouble. You can easily contact someone.
Fresh air helps in removing stress. So, pack your essential items like water, first aid kit, clothes, tent, flashlights, lighter, maps, mask, hand sanitizer, etc. Now, you must be wondering why mask, hand sanitizer? Camping is so safe. It is safe but coronavirus is unstoppable. Obviously, you need to follow social distancing norms too. Campers should carry alcohol-based sanitizers, soaps, and toilet seat sanitizer spray. Your safety is in your hand.
Eating out can be risky. If you go out and pick up your order. It will be fine. Remember you transfer your food into home utensils and throw the wrappers, boxes, spoons, tissues into the dustbin. Use your home spoon and wash your hands before eating.
Food does not contain coronavirus but the packets, wrappers may contain droplets. High risk arises when you decide to sit in a restaurant. Always sit on the sanitized table and sanitize your hands too. Visit the restaurant where social distancing is followed well. Outdoor seating is far better than indoor seating. When you are ordering wear your mask properly.
Moreover, Subways are also removing temporarily dine-in sandwich baskets and serving trays. Also, sanitizing door handles, dining areas, credit card readers.
Not only this but also a cafe in Schwerin, Germany planned to serve special hats to their guests. In order to maintain social distancing hats with swimming pool noodles taped onto them.
Hence, we can say everything is safe and unsafe both. Don’t be careless. Don’t violate the norms. Covid-19 spreads through close contact. Undoubtedly, if you are unwell. Then, cancel all your plans today. Save them for the future. Life is huge. You can enjoy it afterward. Today, your health should be the top priority. This is good for you and your family.