We all need to ski. Getting back on the water is the one privilege that we watersports lovers have. With most of us working from home, this access to the water gives us a unique opportunity to ride even more than we would if the world were normal. However, it is very important that we use social distancing guidelines to maintain this privilege and to make sure that we are keeping those around us safe.
Here are a few ways you can help to prevent the spread of Covid-19 at your club/facility:
- WASH SURFACES
In the best case scenario, no shared surfaces will be used, however, if this is not possible, make sure the you wipe down any surfaces that you use with a clean cloth sanitary wipe.
2. DO NOT SHARE GEAR
It is very common for riders to share boards, helmets and other gear. Do not share gear, Covid-19 can survive on surfaces for hours and this would be one of the easiest ways for it spread, so keep gear strictly to one household.
3. SOCIAL DISTANCE
This is, in many countries, the law, and so should be a given. Stay 2 meters apart from anyone out of your household, at least and ensure that you step back if someone breaches that 2 meter space. It can, and will, feel very weird to many people but it is necessary if clubs and parks are to remain open.
There will be, of course, situations where some or all of these things aren’t possible, however, the government urged us to use common sense to help overcome the virus. We are a very fortunate few now that we can ride and we want to keep it this way, so make sure you stay safe, and keep others safe.