Hey guys, I figured I would open a thread to give you tips and tricks about cycling during the pandemic. If anyone has any to add, please feel free to leave a comment below.
As cyclists, we are staying healthy as the CECC suggests, but that does not mean we should not abide by the rules when out on our cycling adventures.
•Criteria: Imported cases resulting in isolated community transmission.
•Masks must be worn at all times on public transportation and in crowded public venues.
•The CECC recommends the cancellation or postponement of non-essential gatherings that will bring people into close contact with others.
•Places of business and public venues must implement an identification-based registration system, social distancing, temperature checks, and routine disinfection.
•Criteria: Domestically transmitted cases from unknown sources.
•Fines imposed for failure to follow mask guidelines.
•Cancellation of outdoor gatherings of 500+ people and indoor gatherings of 100+ people.
•Public gatherings must implement social distancing, mask-wearing/partitions, an identification-based registration system, temperature checks, crowd controls and routine disinfection or be cancelled.
•Places of business must impose crowd controls; those unable to implement necessary epidemic prevention measures should temporarily suspend operations.
•When necessary, the CECC may order the closure of entertainment or leisure-related businesses or public venues.
•Criteria: Three community clusters within a week (or) ten domestically transmitted cases from unknown sources in one day.
•Masks must be worn at all times outdoors.
•Cancellation of outdoor gatherings of 10+ people and indoor gatherings of 5+ people.
•Apart from essential services, law enforcement, medical treatment and government, all places of business and public venues must close.
•At places of business or public venues that remain open, mask wearing and social distancing is required.
•In neighborhoods where community transmission has occurred, residents must stay within defined a perimeter and comply with COVID-19 testing. All public gatherings and school classes within the neighborhoods are suspended.
•Criteria: Sharp increase in domestic cases (a daily average of above 100 cases over the last 14 days) with at least half transmitted from unknown sources.
•Leave home only for essential activities (to purchase food, receive medical treatment, or for essential work); observe social distancing and wear a mask at all times outdoors.
•When at home, wear a mask (or) maintain social distancing.
•All public events cancelled: Apart from essential services, law enforcement, medical and government services, all in-person work and school is suspended.
•Lockdown imposed in townships, counties or cities where the outbreak is severe. Only designated personnel may enter/exit the lockdown area; residents must remain in their homes.
*Level of alert may be adjusted at the discretion of the CECC
- Have a waterproof bag that can store your epademic essentials including extra mask and alcohol spray/wipes. You could use
Don’t need to use Ziploc brand, but resealable bags can be found at your local Carrefour or PX Mart.
Something a bit fancier, but one part of my kit that I always have on me on my rides. (Rainproof Essentials Case - Large | Rapha自行車大型手機保護袋 | Rapha Site)
Make sure you wear your mask when entering your 7-11/coffee stops! Just because you are all sweaty and overheating does not negate you from wearing one! We are lucky enough to not have to wear masks while on the bike!
Many of us here are solo cyclists due to schedule constraints, but some of us are not. Try to keep your cycling groups to a small size and if you’re meeting the group at busy convenient stores with other cyclists, buy your snacks and eat them down the street or across the street. I know the major meet up points in Taipei, no one is really practicing social distancing.
Let’s do our part in…not being the first COVID positive cyclist.