COVID 19 Information Tips for Spending at Hof Gorei Resort in Davao City
“When you look outside, you feel nothing. When you look inside, you feel nothing. Lockdown of emotions. Completely empty, it’s dark everywhere. Suffocating, claustrophobic, saturation point is crossed. But, your happiness is due, you shall live for that.”
As soon as you wake-up in the morning, in these times of Covid-19 disease pandemic, are you at the point of feeling lazy or tired? Do you feel helpless and repetitious on what you do daily inside your house? It is like the quote of Andrew Smith stating, “People fear what they don’t understand and hate what they can’t conquer.” On the adverse effect of the situation that we are all facing, being considered as the smartest species on the planet, we must learn how to adapt knowledgeably and accept or follow religiously the new restrictions or the new normal as they would say it, while we are all waiting for the vaccine that will protect us from this virus.
The basic question is, do we still get to enjoy the things we love to do before the pandemic? Definitely yes, at your trusted Hof Gorei family-oriented beach resort your exciting adventure and pampering of royalty never stopped. But, of course with the constant practice of following the guidelines of our local government against the Coronavirus disease. In adhering to the health protocols of the Department of Health of Davao City and other independent healthcare sectors, we’re safe to state that the Island Garden City of Samal has mitigated the
idespread of the virus in our island and has a safer environment.
In this article we would like to impart with you the general basic essential steps in planning safely your important long overdue beach vacation:
1. Know the Rules and Read up on travel restrictions
Stay up to date on national and local recommendations and restrictions, and check back for potential changes regularly. Make sure you know what your destination, any other destination you might pass through, and your home state and county are asking of travelers. Call ahead or read up on the regulations forthe area you plan to visit. The current rules differ in Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi and vary even from county to county and beach to beach. Many beaches still limit beach gatherings to 10 people and require social distancing, and some communities restrict beach access during certain hours.
2. Check in with your doctor
During the COVID-19 pandemic, immunization rates have decreased, particularly in children, as many kids skip routine check-ups. No matter your age, you should be up to date on vaccines when you travel since there’s always the risk of contracting new diseases beyond COVID-19. It’s also a good idea to have each family member speak with their doctor about individual risk and essential safety precautions to take, based on the family trip you have in mind, early in the travel planning stage. They are the best bet for advising on whether it is safe for you, specifically, to travel right now.
3. Know everyone’s risk status
The CDC notes that those with an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 (including older adults like grandparents and those with underlying health conditions) should limit their travel. In addition to speaking to your doctor about your risk status, consider the condition of those you may visit on your travels as well, including elderly family members, notes Mona Amin, D.O, a board-certified pediatrician in Hollywood, Florida. A trip to visit family may feel like a conservative travel plan right now, but that’s not the case for higher-risk family members outside your bubble.
4. Avoid coronavirus hotspots
Choose your destination wisely. Before destinations throughout the world started reopening in May, The World Health Organization (WHO) suggested that rates of COVID-positive tests be less than 5 percent before visitors are welcomed—a rate experts agree creates a safer environment. States like Maine, Vermont, Alaska, and Illinois remain under that threshold; Arizona, Florida, and South Carolina currently have higher rates. You can compare all states’ positivity rates here and look at the CDC’s COVID data tracker, which tracks cases by state, here.Destination aside, plan to be flexible. “As you travel in a pandemic, it’s important to understand that at any point, restrictions and guidelines may change,” explains Amin. A destination might put a stay-at-home order in place or a state may mandate a quarantine, for example, and you’ll need to be prepared to roll with those changes.
5. Consider location and crowds when booking accommodations
Many hotels around the world are offering deeply discounted rates to encourage summer travel, others have created new lobby rules, and—when you take the proper precautions—many experts tend to agree that it’s okay to visit hotel
staples like a pool. But large, high-rise hotels with many shared spaces and elevators can be riskier than private accommodations, says Shoshana Ungerleider, M.D., an internal medicine physician based in San Francisco.
Companies like Airbnb have launched booking buffers between guest stays and have released new cleaning guidelines for hosts (though experts still often urge travelers to bring their own wipes to clean high-touch surfaces such as door handles). Plus, the accommodations are simply more private than a busy hotel. Wherever you stay—a cabin getaway, a home in a less well-known beach area, a hotel in a National Park—experts suggest remote locales over more populated ones and fewer crowds over bigger ones. If you can, pay for your stay in advance and opt for contactless check-in.
While some travelers have taken to packing their own pillowcases and sheets, ultimately, you should only book accommodations where you trust all the necessary measures have been taken in advance of your arrival. (It doesn’t hurt to email before booking and ask for a list of the safety measures that have been put in place.)
6. Consider your mode of transportation
It’s impossible to know if one type of travel is holistically safer than others—but airports, bus and train stations, and rest stops are all places you could pick up the virus, from both other people and surfaces. That’s why experts generally suggest short-distance road trips, where you have more control over surroundings and you’re not breathing the same air as strangers.7. Prepare your children for staying safe Travel is a means to teach children about the world and the people around them.
But, in this precarious time conversations with strangers aren’t so simple. “Prior to traveling, speak to your child about the importance of physical distancing, hand washing, and wearing a mask,”. To prepare your kids for the different protocols that this beach vacation might bring, play a game beforehand and act out how your journey will stand out from past ones.
Children respond to guidance, and explaining the whys and leading by example matters. Mid-trip, don’t panic over an accidental hug your child gives a new friend. Gently remind them later how to protect themselves and others from
germs. Children will still be children, even in a pandemic, but taking advantage of learning opportunities will benefit the entire family.”
“But someday soon, things will open up. Get back to normal. Kids around the world will be free again. Then you will see all of your friends, your family and everyone, someday soon.”