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myGuidedWalks is approved as "Good To Go" by Visit England.COVID-19 (Coronavirus) July 1st Update: WE ARE OPEN ! COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Oct 12th Update: For those in a Tier 3 area (strongly advised not to leave their area) you will unfortunately not be able to join activities outside of your area until the travel restrictions are lifted. We will contact those affected to discuss your booking.
We have now restarted all activities, and will be operating with reduced group sizes. Numbers will depend on the activity type and whether you book as a household, a private booking or an open public group booking.
Additional safety and hygiene measures, and some changes to recommended kit have been made. We will also be following all social distancing guidance. We have assessed our activities and made a number of changes to enable us to be COVID-19 Secure. Some of our existing routes have been amended and new routes added to facilitate social distancing and avoid the busiest times or locations. We have also completed an additional 2 days of wilderness first aid training including how to deliver first aid during COVID-19.
The government have already announced that people in England can take unlimited exercise whilst strictly following social distancing and other guidance. This includes up to six people outside of their household, or two households (I would form one of these households) meeting up outdoors provided social distancing is followed. The BMC (British Mountaineering Council), who represent the interests of hill walkers, have provided some very useful guidance (which you can access here) and Sport England have confirmed that instruction and coaching can take place outdoors.
Accommodation and most other facilities are also able to open now, although for groups of more than one household you are limited to being outdoors. We are sensitive to the impact on local rural communities and on the Mountain Rescue teams (see their statement here) and will be avoiding the busiest times/locations and ensuring that levels of risk are minimised.
Book with confidence
For any booking you are able to reschedule for up to 12 months or obtain a full refund if needed as a result of COVID-19. Just contact us if you need to change your booking. If we are unable to run the event as a result of COVID-19 a full refund or option to reschedule will always be provided.
If you wish to discuss changing any aspect of your booking, or discuss a new booking please contact us at any time. We will aim to make changes wherever possible to ensure you are completely happy with all arrangements. If you are from one of the vulnerable groups, we can talk with you about how we can deliver an experience you feel happy to book, for example as a private booking or with other additional measures.
If you wish to read more about COVID-19 in the outdoor setting please read this article by Professor Ian Hill and the BMC.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Paul Smith, myGuidedWalks