2020 has, to say the least, been a very unexpected year with regards to the Covid 19 pandemic, which has had far reaching consequences for the outdoor industry and adventure travel industry. We are currently still affected by social distancing and other measures put in place to try and curb the virus. As instructors, we have had to adopt new measures within the industry to combat this. These policies are detailed below along with the latest restrictions and rules.
UPDATE 2 NOVEMBER : 2020
Following the latest moves by the government and a second national lockdown commencing on Thursday the 5th of November it is not feasible to operate and as such will be suspending any bookings until 2021. Hope fully the new year and winter season will bring back some brighter times for adventure. The blog will be up and running through this time and we are not retiring as yet and will be ready to get back out there when its possible to do so.
STAY SAFE and SANE in the meantime.
This is list of the adjustments to current working practice, as well as government advice on how we can curb the spread of the virus. It is important that this is an ever-changing situation and as such we shall update this page with relevant and important information as it happens. This is current as of 19/08/2020 and we are keeping a daily eye on developments.
Booking information: Whilst we hope that your booking will go unhindered, at the moment there is the possibility that there may be last minute developments which effect a booking. We are taking deposits and will refund where necessary but where possible we would hope to reschedule the booking for a later date. We also advise that when making travel bookings, you keep an eye on current travel restrictions.
Below is the current advice:
(a) If you or any of your household are required to self isolate due to Covid 19 symptoms (or exposure to someone with symptoms) during the dates of your booking, then you must not attend! You must engage with your government test and trace program and complete the period of self isolation.
(B) Bring your own food and drink, sun cream, clothing and technical equipment where possible.
(C) Bring a Covid Kit with you (face mask, protective gloves, hand sanitiser – more details below) and eye protection such as sunglasses.
(D) For single day trips, meet at car parks to avoid/minimise car sharing.
(E) Maintain 2m separation as much as possible and be prepared to use mitigation techniques such as use of face coverings and sunglasses, in situations where separation is difficult to maintain.
(F) Be prepared to be a bit more ‘self sufficient’ on the hill – eg taking responsibility for sorting out minor problems that a guide would normally quickly offer to help with.
(G) Take ownership of any small personal medical problems, such as blisters, minor grazes etc.
(H) Adopt a flexible approach and be prepared to adjust plans to avoid over crowding – eg avoiding popular climbs at popular times, reduce time spent on tops, car parks, meeting places or being inside.
(I) Understand that mountain rescue teams may be slower than normal to respond, or may not be able to respond immediately to an incident.
(J) Should you become ill within 14 days of spending time with us, we need to be informed.
(K) As of 14th of August anyone traveling to the UK from certain countries including France are required to self isolate for 14 days please adhere to this and do not attend a trip, we will discuss alternative options