It is a hard balance to achieve when it comes to being a parent. You want your kids to be safe, especially during these difficult times, but you also want them to be happy and have a sense of “life as normal”. This is particularly true now that summer is upon us and many families will be thinking about organising day trips, holidays and plenty of fun in the sun.
If you are worried about Covid-19, but you still want to have the best summer possible with your kids; then why not take a look at our guide to how to make sure that you and your family have a safe, fun summer season even with the pandemic around?
Research where you are going
If you are planning on heading out away from home, then you need to make sure that you take the time to research where you are going. This is even true if it is a place that you have visited before, as you cannot be sure that things haven’t changed since your last visit. There may be parts of it that are not open, there may be limited tickets or perhaps set arrival times, or you may find that you have to wear a mask during some parts of it.
Always have masks
The wearing of masks is not applicable everywhere, but many places are asking guests to wear masks when they are in indoor areas. This means that it is a really good idea to make sure that you pack plenty of masks with you when you go out for the day. Even if you don’t end up needing a mask at any point, having them will put your mind at ease and will stop you having to avoid areas because you don't have them.
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Be aware of social distancing
A great way to protect yourself during these times is by abiding by the rules of social distancing. We know that this can be hard for kids to follow, but it is vital that they try to understand how best to stay away from other people and why it is so important. The best way that you can do this is by setting an example yourself for them to follow.
Try and meet up with friends
Living through lockdown has been quite isolating and lonely at times and many of us have missed our family and friends. With restrictions starting to ease, it is important that you take this opportunity to try your best to meet up with your friends and family members as and when you can. This will help your children to feel that there is a bit of normality in their lives.
Explore your local area
Whilst you can travel around now, this doesn’t mean that there is anything to stop you learning more about your local area. Chances are that there are lots of amazing places that you can explore that are right on your doorstep. So, rather than having to drive miles and hoping a place will be empty, why not see what is outside your door?
As you can see, there are plenty of ways that you can make sure that you have a great family summer, no matter what else may be going on around the world.