The U.S state of California has decided to accept visitors under plans to relax some Covid restrictions. The Disneyland, other theme parks and stadiums can be visited next month.
The health officials said on Friday that the outdoor sports and entertainment facilities will be permitted to reopen with limited attendance from 1st April.
As per the new rules, bookings will be restricted to local area residents and there will be a ban on indoor dining. The decision has been taken looking at a steady decline in coronavirus cases since mid-January in California.
In a statement on Friday, California’s health secretary, Mark Ghaly said it was the right time to reopen the state’s outdoor attractions. “California can begin gradually and safely bringing back more activities, especially those that occur outdoors and where consistent masking is possible,” he said.
The news was welcomed by Disneyland’s president Ken Potrock, who said the theme park was looking forward to receiving guests “with responsible Disney safety protocols already implemented around the world”.
Along with Disneyland, other attractions permitted to admit visitors include Magic Mountain and Universal Studios. Other outdoor venues such as ballparks and stadiums will also accept a limited number of visitors.
Health officials said visitors’ capacity will be limited to between 15% and 35%, depending on each county’s tier system for restrictions.