In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, we are all playing our part by staying at home and following the advice of health authorities. But we must remember, that when this passes, people will travel again, hotels will receive bookings and our restaurants and cafes will be filled with the noise of hopeful people who have come through the crisis and are filled with hope for the future!
In the meantime, Into Kildare will keep our social media active and continue to remind people of the beauty of our county, a county which has worked hard to make hospitality a priority in our small economy and a county that is looking forward to welcoming visitors again.
Stay safe friends, the future awaits us!
To protect yourself and others:
► Avoid walking in crowded areas. If a walking trail is busy, visit at a quieter time.
► Walk during off peak hours
► If you feel unwell or have any symptoms however slight, please stay at home and contact your GP.
► Think of others when parking and don’t block entrances. Leave room for the emergency services to pass.
► When walking outdoors it is crucial that we maintain the physical distancing requirements. We must leave a physical distance of at least 2 metres (6.5 feet) between yourself and other people, particularly those who are coughing or sneezing.
► Stay at home if you are sick to help stop the spread of whatever infection you may have.
► Reduce interactions with people and do not shake hands or make close contact, if possible.
► Do not walk as part of a group as the risk of virus transmission is increased.
► Practice good respiratory hygiene, that is, when coughing and sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with flexed elbow or preferably with a tissue.
► Discard the tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand sanitiser or with soap and water.
► Before and after your walk, wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser if your hands are not visibly dirty.
► Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth – if you touch your eyes, nose or mouth with your contaminated hands, you can transfer the virus from the surface to yourself.
► Keep hydrated and do not share your water bottle!
► Your dog must remain on a lead for the duration of your walk. Refrain from allowing people to stroke your dog.
► Leave no litter and follow the Leave No Trace guidelines.