Summer safety tips during COVID-19 from Primary Children's Hospital
By Primary Children's Hospital
Jun 17, 2020
Updated Oct 25, 2023
5 min read
Outdoor sports equipment has been in high demand since kids have been out of school and recreation opportunities have been limited due to COVID-19. Mountain bikes and trampolines are hard to keep in stock and scooters and skateboards are selling fast. Families are finally able to get out of the house to enjoy our beautiful summer weather.
Remember, the best way to have fun and enjoy being outside, is to do it safely, not only to avoid pain and injury, but to keep healthy kids out of emergency rooms and centers. Here are a few tips from Primary Children’s Hospital on how to help keep your family injury free while playing outside this summer.
A helmet can only protect you if it stays on and is in the right place when your head hits a hard surface. Everyone should wear the appropriate helmet for the activity they are participating in. Be sure your helmet has an ANSI or SNELL label certifying it’s safe.