a news expected for many parents has already arrived, children will be able to leave home, but that yes… they will have to do so taking into account measures and constraints that all must follow. We are still within the pandemic created by Coronavirus COVID-19 and we must remain responsible for all this to happen as soon as possible.
It is the duty of parents to make children aware that even if they could go out to the streets, but it will not be the same as before. We must adopt the new “normality” because even if it is temporary, it is what we must do now among all. Children should be aware that the virus is still everywhere and that it is very important to prevent it.
Measures for children to go to the streets
It will be starting next Sunday 26 April 2020 when children will be able to go out to the street. But it will not be as always, they will not be able to play with friends or approach others. The measures are as follows:
- The schedule will be from 9 am to 9 pm.
- You can leave for less than 1 hour per day.
- An adult with up to 3 children may leave, the adult can be a sibling, and in any case must be an adult living with the minors at home.
- Children can wear a scooter or ball to play, or some toy.
- They will not be able to play with other children or share toys.
- Children living in rural areas can walk in the countryside or forests.
- It is totally forbidden to interact with other people without maintaining a safe distance.
- During the walk, you should maintain a social distance of two meters with the people we meet on the street.
- Before leaving home should wash your hands and when you get home too, even a shower after the walk is better.
- It is totally forbidden to go to parks or closed sites.
- Children do not need to wear masks or gloves when they are in open places walking, but they should use it if they go somewhere closed, such as an establishment.
- It is necessary to avoid rush hours.
- You will not be able to go further than one kilometer from the usual house.
And now what?
Now that we know what measures should be followed, it is now the responsibility of adults to comply with all these measures. Adults should be the example of children to follow, so children need to see that their parents are responsible for compliance with such measures.
Children will have to get used to this new temporary “normality”. In this way, gradually and gradually you will be able to understand what reality will be like from now on. Even if they want to see their friends in the park they won’t be able to do it, but when they get home, they’ll be able to make them a video call and explain their experiences on the street.
Together we can all get out of this, but it is necessary that we all be a unit and comply with the standards that health experts are imposing to see if so, we can avoid infection and that the pandemic happens as soon as possible.