Some of tourist attractions are reopened now following the ease of stay-at home orders and the lowering case of COVID-19. in some places especially outside of big, crowd city, amusement parks are operating again. However, some precautions are made so expect for some changes. Amusement parks and carnivals are place for physical activities such as games, rides, interactive exhibits, and concession stands.
Adjustment to expect in visiting amusement parks
Remember that there will some adjustments you need to follow if you decide to visit amusement park or carnival during pandemic. Keep in mind that the longer you are exposed in public spaces, the higher the chance of contacting and spreading the virus. Thus, taking some precautions is necessary. Always stay informed of new updates of safety laws and regulations provided by your state and local authorities.
Always practice hand hygiene
It is essential to practice hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette during you visit. Use hand sanitizer provided by the staff or wash your hand between physical interactions, before and after rides or games, before and after in animal interaction areas, and after using the restroom. You can also bring your own hand-sanitizer so you can sanitize your hands anytime you need. Also, avoid your mouth, eyes, and nose during your visit. Cover your cough and sneeze properly either with tissue or the inside of your elbow.
No share anything
Avoid sharing object or items with other people especially those that are difficult to clean or disinfect. If it is possible, avoid any reusable items used in games such as toy guns, balls, hammers, etc. Touchless payment is now applied in many public places to reduce physical or close contacts. It is also encouraged to use your card instead of cash for payment since it is easier to clean after.
Minimise any indoor activities
In some amusement parks, there are indoor and outdoor activities. It is recommended to minimize playing indoor activities. Outdoor activities make you and other visitors easier to maintain social distancing rules. If there is a crowd such as a long waiting line, it is better to avoid it and choose another games or rides instead.
Stay in the barriers and guides
Always stay in the physical barriers and guides provided by the staff. Today, you will find them in areas inside amusement parks to encourage visitors practicing social distancing. Avoid any communal space even if the staff has opened it to use. Shared places bring higher chance to make unnecessary crowds.
Bring your own food and eating utensils
Some restaurants and bars inside or around the amusement park you visit might be reopened. However, it is recommended to avoid dining out because shared utensils can increase the risk of contacting and spreading the virus. Thus, it is advised to not spend too long in visiting amusement park so you won’t be hungry during your visit. You can eat later when you get back home.
Visiting amusement park during global pandemic is indeed risky. Therefore, do not neglect any precautions or regulations for your own safety. You might also plan a vacation this summer. However, make sure to choose your destination wisely so you know which one follow the guidelines of the authority properly.