During the covid-19 pandemic, most of the popular entertainment facilities in Canada like movie halls, theaters, sports stadiums are closed since public heal…
During the covid-19 pandemic, most of the popular entertainment facilities in Canada like movie halls, theaters, sports stadiums are closed since public health officials have prohibited the opening of these facilities. Yet in many cities in Canada, including Edmonton in Alberta the escape rooms remain open . Often the escape rooms are the only entertainment option that has remained open for those who are bored at home, though some politicians and activists are complaining. The Escape Hour escape rooms in Edmonton remain open, and some of the reasons why public health officials consider them safe to use are discussed below.
One of the reasons why playing the locker room game at Escape Hour is safe, is because only few people in a group are playing the game together. Typically less than ten people are playing the escape game. Most of these people in the group are family members, closely related or close friends since all the escape rooms are private. In a majority of cases the members of the group are already spending many hours together at their home or office. So spending another hour together playing the escape games at escape hour, is not likely to increase the probability of getting infected with covid-19.
Another reason why the Escape Hour quest room is allowed to remain open is because both in Edmonton as well as Calgary, Escape Hour works closely with the public health officials to ensure that all guidelines to prevent spread of covid-19 are taken. After each escape game is over, the Escape Hour staff will sanitize the escape room using the recommended disinfectants to kill all the viruses and other harmful microbes. This ensures that no escape room player catches any infection, because of the members of the previous group which played the game in the same escape room.
Escape Hour also ensures that social distancing norms are maintained while the group playing the escape game is interacting with the staff at Escape Hour. So when the group is briefed by the game master before the escape game starts to explain the rules, he will keep a safe distance from the group. Similarly during the debriefing all precautions will be taken. All the players and Escape Hour staff have to wear face masks for safety. Gloves are also available on request. So for families and individuals those who are getting bored confined to their homes, during the harsh winters in Edmonton, Escape games at Escape hour are the safe and ideal entertainment option.