The latest Government guidance recommends that people should only socalise with people from their own households or support bubbles, whether indoors or outdoors or up to 2 people from different households can meet to exercise outdoors.
Please see the latest guidance (section on “Gathering in larger groups”):
We expect restrictions to be lifted once the vaccines are rolled out and for events to be allowed to run from spring 2021. We will continuous monitor the situation, taking into account current government guidelines and regularly risk assessing the event. There will be contingency plans in place to adhere to the guidelines and varying degrees of risk, which could ultimately mean postponing the event to a time when restrictions are lifted if absolutely necessary. If an event is postponed, entries will automatically be transferred to the rescheduled date. However if the new date is not convenient, a participant can transfer their entry to any other future event or request a refund. Such a request to transfer to an alternative event or for a refund must be made at least one month before the rescheduled event date or the participant will be committed to the rescheduled event.
At the point businesses and venues following COVID-19 secure guidelines are allowed once again to host group events the following precautions will be in place.
Get Outdoors Ltd will endeavour to run events safely for up to 30 participants under the following safety guidelines:
- Before each event participants should self-assess for COVID-19 symptoms. If you are symptomatic or living in a household with possible or actual COVID-19 infection you must not participate or attend. (If a participant has any symptoms or fails any of the checks following then they MUST NOT attend: a new continuous cough, a high temperature, a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell);
- Participants should follow best practice for travel including to minimise the use of public transport and walking or cycling if possible. People from a household or support bubble can travel together in a vehicle. If you need to car share with people from outside your bubble, follow the government guidelines for car sharing including keeping the windows open and wearing a face mask.
- Participants should arrive shortly before the event and depart promptly when they finish, without congregating and should maintain social distancing at all times.
- Equipment, food, drink, etc should not be shared.
- Participants should sanitise hands regularly throughout the day and particularly after handling physical objects and obstacles that other people may come in contact with, such as gates and styles.
- Participants should minimise contact between their hands and face at all times.
- If a participant requires first aid, this should primarily be administered by a member of the same support bubble. If the injury is too severe, life or limb threatening, then a qualified first aider should intervene and administer aid. First aiders should ensure they have appropriate PPE with them e.g. face mask, eye shields and gloves.
- If participants are symptomatic or test positive during or in the 14 days subsequent to an event, they should report this to firstname.lastname@example.org