One of the most favorite types of travelling is a food tour or food travel. However, dining out seems to be impossible with how the pandemic are occurring all around the world. Some places have already ease their orders to stay at home as long as people still maintain social distancing rules. Thus, is is truly safe to have a food trip to your dream destinations now?
Considerations before food travelling
Many people have been exciting to go out after being stuck at home for so long. Dining out at some restaurants sounds like a good idea. However, it is essential to have some considerations so you will stay safe. You cannot just go dining out like you used to before the pandemic because now is different.
How’s the restaurant respond to Covid Guidelines?
Food travel is still possible to do as long as you follow guidelines from authorities and take precautions as to not put yourself and others at risks of contacting or spreading the virus. Restaurants or any other dining places that ignore the new cleaning protocols should not be in your visit list. Thus, always do your own homework to find as much as information before choosing a place to dine at.
Have you been in contact with Covid-suspect?
It is also necessary for you to check yourself before deciding to get involved in social activities like dining out. If you have been in close contact with people in your close circle who have been infected by the coronavirus, it is strongly advised for you to go out of your house. You are at risk of spreading the virus and public place like restaurant is ideal place for virus transmission.
Pick the restaurant wisely
Pay attention to risk points within the area of the places you are going to visit. Places with high risk of virus exposure and transmission include bathroom, table, door handle, etc. Find out how the restaurants implement their cleaning policies and protocols. Also, physical contacts are still possible because your servers will take your order and serve your meals. Thus, choose restaurant wisely. Pick restaurants that are committed to infection control.
Are you taking people with you?
Know yourself if you or people you are going to bring to dine out with you are in risk category for COVID-19. Assess yourself if it is worth of exposure. No matter how safe you think the place you are going to visit is, being in public place still put you at higher risk of exposure to the virus. Also, remember that even if you wear a mask, you will have to take it off to eat your foods and drink. Respiratory transmission from person-to-person is possible. Sanitizing your hands before and after putting off your mask is essential to do.
Be cautious with your hygiene
Keep in mind that the virus will be harmful once it gets into our bodies. Dining out or food travelling increase the chance of contacting the virus due to the potential exposure and activities involved. Even if it is possible for you to food travel, being cautious and selective in choosing your destinations is critical so you can stay safe while enjoying your favorite foods.