At Osho Risk, we take good care of our own health and the health of all who come here. In these times of Covid-19 pandemic, we are particularly careful and do whatever is possible to protect ourselves and all who visit us.
Here you can read about our specific precautions:
First, when we know people are coming to Osho Risk, we write to them, asking them not to come if they feel unwell. This includes not only symptoms of the coronavirus but also any sign of a common cold, flu, or any other sickness. “Come when you feel healthy!” is our basic message. (FYI: Symptoms of the coronavirus include: fever, dry cough, headache, a general feeling of tiredness or weakness, difficulty breathing, loss of the sense of taste or smell).
When a visitor arrives at Osho Risk, the first thing we do is take his or her temperature with a no-contact, infrared thermometer. This basic precaution is extended to everyone, including Risk residents and local friends who are checked every 3-4 days.
If you have fever, or temperature of more than 37.5, you will be asked to take care of yourself and self-isolate until you are well. If you are in any doubt, we recommend you check your own temperature before arriving at Risk.
Hugging, touching and close physical contact are discouraged, unless of course two people decide to be in an intimate partnership. However, we extend a warm welcome to everyone, through our Namaste greeting, or greeting with hands on our hearts, to maintain a loving and caring atmosphere.
At mealtimes, we practice physical distancing at the buffet and also when seated in the dining areas. There is no talking while taking food at the buffet. This is to prevent any likelihood of aerosol or droplet contamination of each other through laughter and chatting across the food lines.
In addition, at the beginning of the buffet, we use hand sanitizing liquid so that everyone can sterilize their hands before taking food. Hand sanitizers are also placed in the bathrooms, in the meditation halls, in the kitchen and at entrances.
For the moment, vigorous dancing, singing and active meditations that require strong breathing or intense vocal expression are not allowed inside the meditation halls. But in times of good weather some of these activities may happen outside in the garden areas.
In addition, during workshops and meditations, when there is a gathering of significant numbers of people, we ventilate the meditation halls every half-hour or so, to prevent the build-up of stale air.
Some of the usual daily Osho meditations have been changed: In the morning, Dynamic is replaced by various other options, and the Evening Meditation happens without dancing, singing or shouting.
Currently, we are not using face masks, but this may change as we are required to follow the rules and guidelines set out by the Danish Government.
In short, we practice a wide range of health precautions intended to keep us all healthy and make sure your stay at Risk is risk-free! If you have any questions or would like to talk about our safety measures, you are welcome to mail us or call reception, which is open on Monday, Thursday and Saturday from 4 – 6 p.m. Welcome!