Unlike before in simpler times, going outside for activities can now be considered a risk due to the pandemic. Assessing our health, the current environment, the local transmission rate, equipping ourselves and our children with the necessary protective equipment such as face masks, alcohol and hand sanitizers.
With the current downtrend of the pandemic and a much healthier outlook for 2021, playgrounds across the world are slowly reopening despite new protocols on physical distancing and social protocols. If you are confident enough to take your children to a nearby playground, here are the things you must assess first under these circumstances in society.
Our Health and Our Children
Assessing our health status is the most important consideration before we leave the house whether it is for the playground or elsewhere. Is any member of the family has been recently sick? Are we seeing symptoms from anyone in the household? If everything is a NO, we must still consider the succeeding pointers later in this article.
Are there any Community Infections?
Communities with a high rate of local infections have playgrounds close and are often under localized lockdowns. We must know the situation on our communities before we decide whether it is safe or unsafe to go to the playground.
Teach Physical and Social Distancing to our Children
Physical and Social distancing are among the most basic and necessary social protocols that we must respect and continue to practice until the global pandemic is gone. In teaching our children these kind gestures and making them understand the need for these protocols, we can have the confidence that our children will be obeying the same protocols when it comes to the playground.
Plan Your Playground Trip
Today, going outside for activities require planning on health and safety. So before we go to the playground, we must consider the following for our preparation kit:
- Bring protective equipment like face masks, hand sanitizers and alcohol.
- Determine the time of arrival in the playground where there are less people.
- Prioritize a schedule of arrival and departure to avoid crowd build up in the place.
- Are the playground being cleaned, sanitized and disinfected regularly?
As playgrounds are looking to reopen under the new normal, communities and commercial spaces are also planning to adapt to the ways in bringing back play to the daily life of children. If you’re a commercial space owner, a business owner or a community manager who are looking to establish a playground, iREC, a playground manufacturer can assist and deliver an detailed playground plan. Contact iREC today: Call us at +63 047 250 2779 / +63 047 251 3139 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch with our sales team.