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20 Jan / 2021

Tips for Keeping Children’s Playdates Safe During the Pandemic

Child Injuries

Children have had a difficult time coping with COVID restrictions over the last several months of the pandemic. Social distancing protocols have changed how we interact with one another. This adjustment has been particularly challenging for children as the recommendations and restrictions have changed throughout the pandemic. One way to help children return to normal is to arrange socially-distant playdates. Of course, adhering to local rules and best safety practices is imperative, while taking extra precautions during the pandemic.

Scheduling playdates during COVID can pose a dilemma for adults who want to get their children together to play and see friends while adhering to social distancing guidelines. It is important for children to be safe while having fun. If your child experiences an injury while on a playdate, you can rely on an Atlanta child injury lawyer to fight for your child’s rights. Let Gilormo Injury Law walk with you on the path to recovery with your child.

Suggestions for Socially-Distant Activities 

Here are some suggestions for socially-distant children’s activities:

  • Make a playdate at a local playground or park. While playground accidents can result in several types of injuries that demand your attention and the assistance of a compassionate Atlanta child injury lawyer, COVID presents additional risks to children’s health and safety. Children can still enjoy the playground but there may be additional restrictions in place due to local ordinances regarding capacity, mask-wearing, and social distancing, as well as your own rules about keeping a safe distance from others. Fortunately, local playgrounds and parks offer additional opportunities for socially-distant playdates. You can encourage children to safely play in an open field, fly kites from a safe distance, or walk along park pathways and trails. 
  • Take a trip to the zoo. If your child can understand avoiding high contact areas and proper handwashing, a trip to the zoo with another family is a fun treat. Before you visit, make sure you check for the latest information and protocols to plan your visit. 
  • Bicycling, riding scooters, or roller skating provide opportunities for children and families to exercise and get fresh air. Whether riding around the neighborhood or an established path, you can adhere to spacing guidelines while enjoying outdoor time together.
  • Make a drive-in movie in the backyard. Adults can set up cardboard “cars” or invite guests to attend with their own toy cars for children to sit in while watching a movie on a big screen. Space the “cars” out appropriately to keep children socially distant.

Of course, no matter the activity, proper supervision of children is important, as well as being aware of hazards in the area to keep children safe.

Speak to an Atlanta Child Injury Lawyer Right Away

Dealing with children’s injuries is stressful enough without adding on the challenges of preserving their rights to recovery. If you have questions about your child’s injury claim, you should contact an Atlanta child injury lawyer. Call Gilormo Injury Law at 770-343-7101 to discuss your child’s potential case.  We have an office in Alpharetta and Cumming for your convenience. 

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