Even if it is safer to stay indoors, it’s okay to attend a sporting event you love with precautions in place. Before you attend the event, make sure that the Covid 19 transmission rate in your community and the event’s location is low because when it is high, it means that the transmission rate at the event is also high.
The good thing is that the country is slowly opening up, and more people are taking the necessary precautions to stay safe, making it less risky to attend events. Consider these tips before attending a sports event.
Book Your Tickets in Advance
Because of the need to keep physical distance, event organizers have to restrict people into an event. When interested in a sporting event, first find out if they are allowing fans. If they are, book in advance to avoid the last-minute rush and disappointments. For instance, if you want to attend a golf tournament, check PGA golf tour tickets on sale online, way before the event’s date. Online bookings are not only convenient but enable you to make safer and quicker bookings.
Inquire About the Safety Guidelines in Place
If it is an indoor event, you have to be more careful and ensure the place is less crowded. The new physical distancing rules dictate that a 10000 indoor arena should only allow 15% capacity when holding any event. Because of the high demand, ensure you get your bookings in advance.
Also, find out whether it is a local event or people from other regions will be attending. When they do, the transmission rate gets higher, and you might have to put more safety measures in place to protect yourself.
Usually, organizers ensure visitors understand the physical distancing rules and other requirements. They also provide visitors with masks and easily accessible handwashing areas. In some events, chanting, singing, and yelling are not allowed.
When at the Event
When attending the event, make sure that you have your mask on at all times and limit movements. Keep a 6 feet distance between you and the next person, and don’t socialize as much, especially with strangers. Even if Covid 19 is not spread through food, close contact with people at the foodservice areas can pose a risk. Also, limit the use of cash but use your card.
After the Event
As much as you would want to stay around and socialize or talk about the event with other attendees, limit physical contact with people you did not attend the event with. Wash your hands regularly, keep a safe distance and wear your mask at all times.
As you will realize, as long as you take the necessary precautions, you can safely attend an event. When participating in an event away from your region, check the transmission rate first. Also, check the local government recommendations.
Because outdoor events are generally safer than indoor ones, limit the number of indoor events you attend, especially when the attendance is high. When you want to participate in an event with your family, make sure all are healthy, can understand and implement the guidelines.