Let’s move straight to the point. We’ve compiled a list of general tips to keep in mind before embarking on your holiday trip. But be aware, the most apparent hazards may not always be what they appear. While Covid-19 infection is usually mild, it can cause severe complications if you are very young or weak immune system. Pneumonia is rare but a well-documented side effect of Covid-19 infection. If you have a child with an immune-compromised condition or coexisting medical conditions, discuss the potential risks with your physician before making travel plans.
Although it may be tempting to let your little ones explore local holiday festivities and markets, we urge you to consider the hazards of sticking your fingers in unknown candy and toys. And most importantly, wear casual shirts and pack safety items before going on a trip.
Safety Tips for kids during Kids Adventure:
1) When your children are out exploring at different locations, don’t forget about sun exposure! Be mindful of local pollution conditions if they spend time outdoors–especially near roads–and consider bringing hats and sunscreen with them when possible.
2) Though Covid-19 does not transmit through food (yond breathing over chopped veggies), we recommend that children practice good food safety and hygiene at all times, especially when going on a kid’s adventure.
3) If your child does have Covid-19, we urge you to think very carefully about where they will be during their illness. We know limited access to medical care can be a concern for some families, but keep in mind that quarantine measures are being taken to protect the population from further spread of illness wherever possible. In many cases, it may be more reliable for your child to stay home instead of exposing others through travel.
4- If your child does decide to go on a kid’s outdoor adventure, please make sure to keep in contact with them throughout the day. Covid-19 doesn’t usually impede one’s daily activities like work or school, the assistance they may need if they cannot walk around in public areas; in some rare cases, people with weakened immune systems may be contagious for longer than expected. Don’t hesitate to call an ambulance if you think it’s necessary at any time!
5) If your children get sick while away from home, be mindful that medical services will likely prioritize helping them out at their location. Try not to ask too many questions about what is happening and let the local health officials help your child.
6) Only take your children to places where they will be safe – don’t go near crowded areas or anywhere people are congregating if you think it is risky for them (if Covid-19 has been found there already).
Kids Tree Adventure:
1) Keep your kids close by when checking out different tree adventures; make sure they understand the value of washing their hands, especially after touching suspicious plants.
2) Be careful around trees that have fallen on the ground — sometimes animals can get into these and spread illness via saliva and feces. Please don’t disturb them and keep pets away!
3)To avoid exposure, we recommend staying home, and if the trip is necessary, stay in the adventure zone instead of heading out to the forest with friends.
3) Remember that Covid-19 can stay active in animal urine long after it kills the animal carrying it, so you should avoid all animal habitats if possible.
4) If you are planning an adventure, please try not to leave your house at all — the safest place is at home with your family!
Thank you for reading this article! We hope that after reading it, you will be more informed about Covid-19 and its prevention.
1) Keep your kids close by when checking out different Christmas tree options; make sure they understand the importance of washing their hands, especially after touching suspicious plants.
3) Be careful around trees that have fallen on the ground — sometimes animals can get into these and spread illness via saliva and feces. Please don’t disturb them and keep pets away!
4) Make sure your kids know that it’s important not to eat or drink anything at a tree farm, even if they aren’t hungry or thirsty.
5) If your children get sick while away from home, be mindful that medical services will likely prioritize helping them out at their location.