As parts of the world start easing COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and other restrictions the big question in rafting operators’ minds is – how to start getting back onto the river and running trips safely? Properly managed outdoor activities are among the safest activities to engage in as the outdoor environment presents fewer opportunities for the virus to spread when compared to indoor activities.  Rafting trips can be one of the more challenging adventure activities to manage during this pandemic.

As a plan to get back to what we love most, Shockwave Adventures blueprint in running safe trips would be:

    • We keep up to date on the latest information from trusted sources, such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and our local authority The Ministry of Health & Child Welfare. This is done in order to be equipped by both international and local sources.

    • To protect ourselves and others from infection, we will follow WHO guidelines and recommendations, even if they are stricter than our local requirements.

    • In addition to following WHO guidelines,we will follow local legal restrictions that govern activities of this nature.

  • Preparation for the ‘new normal’

    • We plan to minimize opportunities for transmission by instituting sign-up and check-in procedures that do not require physical contact. Clients would be required to sign indemnities online.

    • We will have a plan for postponing or canceling your trips if conditions, such as local infection rates or local guidelines change.

    • Consider the financial implications to you and your participants if your government or local authorities suddenly or unexpectedly implement more restrictive measures.

    • Provide participants with clear information regarding deposits and refunds which explains what will happen if a participant is unable to begin or to complete a trip due to illness or a change in local requirements.

    • Determine how you will communicate schedule changes to your participants and ensure that you have accurate contact information for each participant.

 

  • Four of the most important things you must continually remind participants and staff to do:

    • Maintain recommended physical distancing – WHO recommends that people should maintain a minimum distance of 1 meter from other persons.  Some authorities recommend 1,5 meters or 2 meters. Do what is required in the region you are running your trip. Why? When someone coughs, sneezes, or speaks they spray small liquid droplets or aerosols from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close to an infected person, you can breathe in the droplets.  Recognize that some activities and actions, such as pulling swimmers onboard, rescues, and running more difficult rivers will require or involve close contact and could possibly place participants at higher risk of exposure.

    • Regularly and thoroughly clean hands with soap and water (at least 20 seconds) or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with greater than 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol alcohol. Ensure soap and water or hand sanitizer are easily available at all times.  Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up and transfer viruses.

    • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Why? Contaminated hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth where it can enter your body and infect you.

    • Practice good respiratory hygiene. This means they must cover their mouth and nose with their bent elbow when they cough or sneeze. Why? Droplets and aerosols from coughing and sneezing are known to be the most common way that respiratory viruses are transmitted. By following good respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

    • An additional suggestion is to encourage everyone to breathe through their noses instead of their mouths as much as possible. Why? Fewer droplets are released through nose-breathing and are not expelled as far.

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Phone +263-21328-43001

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