Action sports lovers locked down due to COVID – 19


What is it like for a family of skiers, mountain bikers, climbers, and outdoor lovers to experience a quarantine? Not being able to move in nature gradually led us to think about freedom, the possibility of decision-making, civil society, solidarity, and at the end to the democracy in the Czech Republic. Our experience of Covid-19 quarantine turned from a small social experiment into a dragging confrontation with the wobbliness of the fundamental pillars of democracy in our country. The isolation itself couldn’t go separately from reflecting on the social and political context. With some 7000 cases we may have won the battle against the spreading of the virus. We may count significant losses in the war against the strengthening anti democratic trends in the post communist region. Therefore this text is personally reflective as well as it becomes political in places where the two aspects meet.