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Understanding how COVID-19 has shaped our society
While 2020 began with excitement for not just a new year, but a new decade, that all quickly changed in March when COVID-19 and the resulting lockdowns reached Australia. As a result of the imposing restrictions and cancelled life events, it has been a challenging year for many. Almost nine in ten Australians (88%) are excited to close the door on 2020 and start 2021. Yet before we embrace the new year, we have an opportunity to reflect on our experience of COVID-19 and explore what the long-term impacts of this year may be on individuals, businesses and society.
From how we shop to how we work, engage in community, learn, educate, contribute and lead, COVID-19 and our response is marking a significant societal shift, the impacts of which will be felt even after the virus is kept under control.
The Australian experience, generational impacts and the future outlook
COVID-19 turned the world upside down seemingly overnight. 2020 was a year that held so much promise yet plans and aspirations for the year feel like they have been put on hold or blindsided. These moments in history can bring out the best or worst in society. Positively, amidst these unprecedented times, we have seen the resilience, generosity and strength of the Australian spirit and community come to the fore.
Adventure Travel Trade Association
The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) has released their COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines for three adventure activities – trekking, biking, and rafting – as well as one overarching guideline for the industry, all created in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic.
Additionally, seven adventure activities will be decided and guidelines created by the end of July. There is no cost for anyone in the tourism industry to access and use these guidelines, thanks to ATTA and its contributors.
These guidelines provide a path to an organized and safe reopening for the adventure industry by providing a common set of actions that can be used by a diverse pool of travel businesses and suppliers across the industry supply chain.
To download the following resources, go to ATTA COVID-19 Guidelines
- Adventure Travel COVID-19: Health & Safety Guidelines
- Trekking amid COVID-19: Recommendations
- Cycling amid COVID-19: Recommendations
- Rafting amid COVID-19: Recommendations
- Camping (inc. Food Prep in the field) amid COVID-19: Recommendations
- Culinary Experiences amid COVID-19: Recommendations
- Cultural Tours & Sightseeing amid COVID-19: Recommendations
- Small Lodges amid COVID-19: Recommendations
- Small Vessels Cruising amid COVID-19: Recommendations
- Skiing & Snowboarding amid COVID-19: Recommendations
- Wildlife Safaris amid COVID-19: Recommendations
- Adventure Travel COVID-19 Risk Assessment Tool
Outdoor Council of Australia
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