What a year 2020 has turned out to be. One of the big things that have changed, is how and when sports events take place. Many events have been cancelled or postponed. For us sports-loving people, it has been tough. Now that lockdown is in place, things are even more difficult.
Luckily, there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel. Lockdown will not last forever and sports events will return. However, how we attend these events will probably change. So, how do you prepare yourself and your family for your first event post-lockdown?
Check for any cold symptoms
Before you leave the house, make sure everyone who is going, is healthy. Check for high temperatures, coughing, and other cold and flu symptoms. Anyone who shows these signs should probably stay home.
Remember to wear your masks
Mask-wearing will be a part of our lives for some time. We do not see this specific regulation going away anytime soon. Make sure that everyone has their masks. If younger kids are going with you, pack a few extra masks. They are prone to losing theirs.
Keep hand sanitizer in your bags
Hand sanitizer is not as good as soap and water, but it will do. Keep hand sanitizer with you so you can clean hands, seats, handles, etc. Bringing and using wet wipes are also a good idea. They are easier to use to wipe seats and faces and so on.
Keep your distance from people in queues
With thousands of people queuing to get in, this may be tough. However, the stadium should have precautions in place. Try and keep your distance from other people as best as you can.
Throw all your clothes in the wash when you get home
After the event, take off all your clothes and throw them in the wash. This will reduce the chances of bringing any unwanted germs into your home. Also, consider sanitizing or washing your shoes and bags that you took with you.
Take a shower
If you feel that it is necessary, take a shower. You might want to do that anyway after all the excitement and spilled drinks. Taking a shower after you have been among so many people, will put your mind at ease.
Chances are that we will be waiting a while before we can get back to live sports events. There may be strict restrictions for when we do go. We may need to keep watching our favourite matches and tournaments on the television. However, this will not last forever. It is best to be prepared for when things start returning to normal.
With these measures in place, you are keeping you and your family safe. If you do have a chance to go to an event, but still feel unsure, stay home. This is a reasonable option too. Whatever the future holds for our favourite events, we look forward to seeing our boys play live again.