It’s been an incredibly challenging time for everyone during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Many parents have been looking for ideas and ways to keep their children entertained, and let’s remember birthdays and other celebrations! However, thinking of ‘how to keep the children entertained?’ in a safe way makes things a lot more tricky, especially in times of uncertainty.

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE TRANSMISSION OF CORONAVIRUS?

The main route of transmission is from cough and sneeze droplets. These droplets fall on nearby people and can be directly inhaled or picked up on the hands and transferred when someone touches their face. How long any respiratory virus survives will depend on some factors, for example:

  • What surface the virus is on
  • Whether exposed to sunlight
  • Differences in temperature and humidity
  • Exposure to cleaning products

Under most circumstances, the infectious virus on any contaminated surfaces will decrease significantly by 24 hours and even more by 48 hours.

ARE YOU PUTTING YOUR CHILDREN AT RISK BY HIRING A BOUNCY CASTLE?

The coronavirus causing COVID-19 is a nasty bug, but like other members of the coronavirus family, it’s no match for good disinfecting products. Health experts say, “There are many bad things about the coronavirus, but there is one good thing: It is not very hardy,” said Dr. John Swartzberg, an expert on infectious diseases and a professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health. “Most disinfectants easily destroy it.”

WHAT MEASURES WE HAVE PUT IN PLACE

All equipment is disinfected before and after any booking. Once the equipment is disinfected and cleaned, it’s put into our safe storage for seven days before being offered for hire again. Gardens must have direct access for us to deliver and collect the equipment. Rescheduled bookings should any household member have symptoms or cases (no additional costs or extra charges). With all of the above in mind, hiring a Bouncy castle is a great way to bring fun into your home and keep the children entertained for a day or two. Jumping castles is a great exercise, enabling children to exert energy and get some fresh air. Booking a bouncy castle is only one click away: