“From the point of view of protecting children, there is no better place than a country camp. We turned to Rospotrebnadzor for clarification on the new admission protocols, the rules will become stricter.
Children will have regular temperature measurements, possibly even tests for coronavirus.
- Andrey Danilkov, a representative of the Novosibirsk Association of Tourist Organizations, said at a meeting in the TASS press center. “Let's reassure the parents: not everything is going as usual, but there will be a summer health campaign. Shifts will be held, more than 65 camps are preparing to receive children. Reservations for children's camps are now in progress, of course, but not to the same extent as in March, but they are continuing."
From March 28, 2020, by the decree of the Government of the Russian Federation, the activities of the camps were suspended. Many representatives of the sphere of children's tourism and recreation understood this in such a way that they were forbidden to work. In fact, children cannot be admitted until June 1st.
Weekend trips for schoolchildren had to be canceled, they will definitely not be there, said Andrey Danilkov. The money will be returned to the parents. But suburban shifts will definitely take place.
Danilkov is convinced that it is impossible to leave children at home without a summer vacation. This can provoke a surge in child crime and crime against children, children will sit for hours at the computer, someone will certainly take advantage of this and will involve them in sects and communities that promote suicide.
The situation with the coronavirus in the country is force majeure, the conditions of force majeure, commented Elena Mikhailova, head of the consumer protection department of the social policy department of the Novosibirsk mayor's office: … Tour organizers, teachers who wanted to travel with the class, and parents turn to us. Everyone has the same question - how to be and what to do."
There are two ways out of this situation - agree with the tour operator to postpone the date of the trip or patiently wait for a refund. “We explain to everyone who has addressed that it is difficult now for everyone - both for those who travel and for those who organize trips,” says Elena Mikhailova. "It is not always possible to return money quickly." Force majeure circumstances cannot be universal for all categories of debtors - this is spelled out in the legislation. If citizens go to court, he is obliged to consider the issue of a fair distribution of costs.
It cannot be said that the parents will receive the entire cost of the tour they paid.
“During these spring breaks, 6-7 thousand Novosibirsk children had to go in different directions, then we received an order stating that departures were prohibited. Tour operators are doing everything possible to save parents' money,”said Rimma Ratkevich, a representative of the Novosibirsk Association of Tourist Organizations.