This year, travel and vacationing is little different then normal. Although we are seeing some light at the end of the COVID tunnel, there are still some restrictions and health and safety measures to be taken.
This years’ travel options have diminished, leaving us wondering what our holidays will look like. People are trying to get creative and stay positive on making plans. These plans are mostly staying within Alberta since travel abroad and even province to province within Canada is still being encouraged as an only on as needed basis.
Even within our resident provinces, we have to take the proper steps to keep ourselves healthy and safe. Taking the time to relax and destress from everything that is going on in the world is important aspect of this years’ summer plans. In saying this, we should not completely forget the key aspects of keeping healthy and safe this summer. This includes frequent hand washing, appropriate social distancing where possible, wearing PPE when social distancing is not possible, sanitizing high touch areas often, and keeping social gatherings as small as possible using the provincial suggested criteria.
Taking precautions does not mean stopping your life, staying inside unless you need to do a food run. It means we just have to be more conscious of our decisions and expectations. Each summer, it is not unusual to have plans for large BBQs, river floats, and other social gatherings. These plans can be carried out safely, as long as you remain in your social bubble, and maintain proper distancing while you’re outside. Furthermore, carrying out your plans, in a COVID-modified manner is incredibly beneficial for your mental health.
Our vacation plans for 2020 should be made keeping personal comfort levels in mind, what we think is best for our mental health, and of course with the guidelines set out by the government.