Management of the hygienic-sanitary risk of COVID-19 

What is COVID-19?

Coronavirus disease (COVID 19) is an infectious disease caused by a recently discovered coronavirus.

The virus that causes COVID-19 is transmitted primarily through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or breathes out. These droplets are too heavy to remain suspended in the air and fall rapidly to the ground or surfaces. You can become infected by inhaling the virus if you are near a person with COVID-19 or if, after touching a contaminated surface, you touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. (source: www.who.int)

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

  • The most common symptoms are: fever, dry cough, tiredness.
  • Other less common symptoms are: aches and pains, sore throat, diarrhea, pink eye, headache, loss of sense of smell or taste, skin rash, or loss of color in the fingers or toes.
  • Serious symptoms include: shortness of breath or feeling short of breath, chest pain or pressure, inability to speak or move (source: www.who.int)

To ensure the performance of Active Tourism and Nature activities in safe conditions against the coronavirus, the following recommendations have been established for participants:

  • If you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, dry cough, tiredness ...) or if you are or have been in contact in the last 14 days with someone with COVID-19, please refrain from participating in the activity . Be responsible.
  • Wash or disinfect your hands before entering and after exiting the means of transport.
  • Wash your hands or disinfect them at the beginning and end of the activity and whenever possible during the activity, with soap and water or biodegradable disinfectant gel or spray. In particular, hands should be washed or disinfected after each close contact, before eating and drinking, before and after bathing.
  • The use of masks that cover the nose and mouth will be mandatory.
  • Do not attempt to communicate while sneezing or coughing.
  • If you have to sneeze or cough, do so with a tissue or in front of the inside of your elbow.
  • Stay vigilant during the marches to adapt the progression rate and the stops with respect to the rest of the group and thus be able to maintain the safety distance at all times.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes with your hands.
  • In the case of the use of material, avoid taking it to your mouth (biting the rope, fastening tapes or cords with your mouth, etc.).
  • Always have the mask on hand and ready in case you have to share small spaces with other people.
  • It is recommended to carry several masks in case one gets wet or is no longer usable.
  • It is recommended to bring hydroalcoholic gel.
  • It is recommended to always wear your glasses (sun or transparent).
  • Do not share lip balms or lip balms.
  • Do not exchange food and drinks with the rest of the group.
  • Do not share cutlery, plates, glasses, or drink from the same bottle.
  • Follow your guide's instructions at all times. 

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES :

  • During the walk it is recommended to walk in parallel with a minimum distance of 2 meters, if possible, or increase the safety distance to 4-5 meters apart. In case of wind, increase the safety distance to 10 meters.
  • In the case of narrow vials, where it is not possible to keep the distance walking in parallel, one will walk in single file, respecting the minimum distances with the previous and the next of 2 meters.
  • It is recommended not to sit on the benches that exist and consult information panels, interpretive tables, etc. at a distance.
  • The use of a mask is highly recommended during the tour, but it will be mandatory when the safety distances between participants cannot be met, or we cross people in the opposite direction.
  • Busy routes will be avoided and those where there are steps or points where "shaking hands" helps some to progress.

 

PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION:

  • The use of masks that cover the nose and mouth will be mandatory for all transport users.
  • Transport users will need to disinfect or wash their hands before entering the transport vehicle with soap and water or biodegradable disinfectant gel or spray.
  • You will not be able to eat inside the vehicle.
  • The windows will be opened and the ventilation equipment will be used with input of outside air.
  • We will make opportune stops within which the windows will be left open to facilitate the circulation of outside air.
  • The transport vehicle will be cleaned after use following cleaning and disinfection protocols.