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COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines prepared based upon

 

ADVENTURE TRAVEL COVID-19

HEALTH AND SAFETY

GUIDELINES – ATTA

 

These guidelines have been prepared in liaison with local government health and safety regulations and the ATTA Adventure Travel Guidelines which are recommended best practice within the adventure travel industry.

 

Disclaimer: The information contained within these operational guidelines may change from time to time due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. It must not by itself be relied upon in determining obligations or other decisions.

 

Adventure Travel Trade Association does not assume, and expressly disclaims, any legal or other liability for any inaccuracy, mistake, misstatement, or any other error of whatsoever nature contained herein. The information accessible in this document has been compiled from many sources that are not controlled by Adventure Travel Trade Association. While reasonable care has been taken in the compilation and publication of the contents of this document, Adventure Travel Trade Association makes no representations or warranties, whether express or implied, as to the accuracy or suitability of the information or materials contained in this document.

 

Adventure Travel Trade Association and Explore the Unknown LLP shall not be liable, directly, or indirectly, to the user or any other third party for any damage resulting from the use of the information contained or implied in this document.

 

CYCLING & HIKING

As any activity, cycling presents opportunities and challenges for minimizing COVID-19 risk of transmission. Cycling has been considered a healthy option for exercising and is recommended as a COVID-19-friendly form of transportation by governments. It is done individually in well ventilated spaces and gear sharing is easily avoided or managed. On the other hand, airborne ‘droplet clouds’ may have extended zones and distances when riding that require attention to manage. As of the time of this publication, guidelines for physical distancing while cycling have not been thoroughly researched, thus the recommendation of employing “layers of protection”1 still stands. For cycling activities, there are two different protocols for social distancing. One protocol for the group activities while actively engaged in cycling (riding), and one protocol for preparation and other related activities (non-riding).

1 https://my.clevelandclinic.org/-/scassets/files/org/employer-solutions

 

Group Management:

 

 

  1. Pre-Arrival, Instruction and Briefing:

Re-tour briefing will be used to ensure guests understand the risks and what’s expected of them to participate.

 

III. Transport:

opening vehicle windows, providing space in between passengers and having passengers wear face coverings.

 

 

  1. Routes and Roads:

 

  1. Road Assistance:

Riders will be coached on how to deal with their own mechanical problems whenever possible. Our team will always have a clean repair kit that we can hand out to guests.

 

  1. Equipment:

Enhancing sanitation is a key part of mitigating COVID-19 risk. When at all possible, participants should avoid sharing equipment and should care for and carry their own personal equipment.