Our “policy” regarding COVID-19 (Corona)

Dearest Spotters,

We hope you are all safe & healthy. In all our 80 cities COVID-19 has been dominating the news, but slowly things are changing.

Via this message we want to advise you about what to do with your articles.

If your city is opening up again

Please update your articles and write new articles if you can! Now more than ever visitors will be looking for locally-owned spots.

What to do about current articles?
If certain types of spots (like bars or restaurants) are opening again, please check your spots, to see if they still exist and if something needs to be updated.

If all bars & restaurants or other types of spots in your city are still closed due to COVID-19, a visitor to your city will know this. Please don’t take the article offline (unless a spot is closed permanently, or details have changed). Do not add extra information in the article about temporary restrictions regarding COVID-19 in place.

Writing new articles?
Yes please 🙂 Now more than ever visitors will be looking for locally-owned and really quirky and cool spots. Parks, street art etc. will usually stay accessible.

Our website will get a big boost from new articles too by Google 🙂

If most of your spots are in-accessible or closed

As you know we pride ourselves in being one of the very few city guides with always up to date information. As counter-intuitive as it sounds: at this moment we ask you not to make any updates regarding the COVID-19 virus measures affecting your spots.

Why?
1) It is practically impossible for you to keep all details in all articles up to date with the latest information, also when this situation passes. We ourselves couldn’t handle the work involved in guaranteeing all spots to be up to date, both now and in the future. If some spots reflect the latest changes and others don’t, this will lead to confusion amongst readers. We want to avoid this.

2) We know many readers just love reading your articles even if they aren’t planning on traveling to your city in the near future. It would be a shame to deny our readers this pleasure, especially in these times 🙂

3) To save you lots of time.

What to do about current articles?
If all bars & restaurants in your city are closed due to COVID-19, a visitor to your city will know this. Please don’t take the article offline (unless a spot is closed permanently, or details have changed). Do not add extra information in the article about temporary restrictions regarding COVID-19 in place.

Writing new articles?
Continue if you can and write the articles as if there was no COVID-19. If you cannot find the inspiration to write about a certain spot or if you can’t visit the spot to take a picture, we totally understand if you decide to postpone writing this article.

If you have any questions or concerns about our advice, please contact Sanne (sanne@spottedbylocals.com)

 

Take care, stay safe. Big hugs,

Sanne & Bart

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