The tip and trick to this is omiting the timing belt covers altogether. There is nothing to gain by keeping them, but you lose all that time and labor for something that would take 5 minutes without the covers.
However, you can bust out the center cover without removing the crank pulley.
It may be possible to adjust a cam with the covers on, once removing the outer, you will want toe way to maneuver the tensioner up and done while turning the bolts through the access plug.
The belts are more likely to break on their own than getting thrown off by debris hitting the naked belt. Being a non interference engine, one should not be afraid of belt breakage, and witht he covers off, a broken belt can be quickly repaired with a spare form the trunk. What i mean is taking a 2 hour job and turning it into a 20 minute job with no covers.
EA82 timing belt is something that can be repaired off the side of the road with nothing more than a 7/8 box end wrench and a 12mm deep socket 3/8 drive
Belt covers are a preference, it's up to you if you want to do all the labor to keep them.