Tips for socializing during Covid

Monday Sep 21st, 2020


Everyone loves getting together with friends during the summer/fall and enjoying whats left of the nice weather.  The current pandemic has made it difficult for people to understand what activities are safe and how we can still enjoy time with family and friends.  Here are some tips to help you safely enjoy each others company while following COVID-19 recommendations.
1. Have an outdoor picnic where everyone brings their own food.
It might seem like you are missing
out on your favourite summertime activities with all the rules around sharing food, but you can still enjoy a meal together with your friends.  You just need to have everyone bring their own meal. This has the added bonus that you don't have to worry about people not liking your dish.  It will also save you from having to fight about what kind of potato salad is the best. For the record, potato salad should be chunky, not smooth.  If you need a good recipe go to FoodieCrush to check out her potato salad.
2. Head outdoors
The great thing about living in Calgary is that there are lots of great parks that you can visit for a couple hours or the full day.  Some popular spots tend to get busy quickly but if you plan your trip and arrive early you can enjoy the outdoors without having to worry about huge crowds.  Be warned though, some trails outside the city don't offer much room to avoid other hikers when things start to get busy.  Check out the AlbertaWow website to see what trails would fit your group.
3. Plan a games night
Those of you who enjoy having game night with friends and family might have felt like this was missing over the past few months, but there are still ways to play without having to be in the same room.  There are a number of websites and apps that allow groups to play interactive games over Zoom.  Websites like ThePanicRoom allow groups to participate in virtual escape rooms, or TimeOut lets you play pub quizzes remotely with your friends.  As a bonus, you can play game night with friends who may have been too far away to join your game night in the past.
Let me know what other ways you are staying safe and enjoying the fall!

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