Awaken Adventures Covid-19 Statement and Policy for Activities

 

The health, safety and well-being of all our clients and staff is, as always, paramount.  All activities will be delivered in line with the government Covid-19 guidelines.

 

Participant declaration will be required before joining any activity that they have had no Covid related symptoms and that they haven’t had any known close contact with a Covid sufferer within the last 21 days.

 

The participant accepts the fact that taking part in activities may increase the potential to interact with others and gives a greater potential exposure to Covid infection than not taking part.

 

Group sizes will be maintained in line with current government guidelines.

 

Social distancing guidelines will be adhered to during the sessions however in the event that a participant is at risk it may be necessary for the instructor to break social distancing for a brief period of time, for example: a participant falls into the water (capsizes) during a kayak session and is unable to self rescue then the instructor will assist.  The Instructor if they deem necessary will put on a mask while conducting the rescue. You will be briefed by your instructor on the day about rescue protocol.

 

The instructors’ safety kits carried on sessions will have hand sanitisers and face masks added to them.

 

Good personal hygiene should be observed by everyone, ensure you wash your hands for 20secs with soap and warm water when possible and bring your own hand sanitiser to use before, during and after the session.  Please follow appropriate coughing and sneezing etiquette.

 

The wearing of a face covering is optional and at the participant’s/instructor’s discretion.

 

Although all equipment is provided, for water based activities we would encourage participants if they have their own wetsuit to bring it and use it.

 

There are no changing facilities or toilets available at the various start locations of our activities. For water based activities please arrive wearing your swimwear and/or change by your car.

 

All equipment will have been cleaned appropriately prior to each session.

 

After each session any personal protective equipment (PPE) used by the participants will be quarantined and stored separately to be washed and disinfected before being used again.

 

After each kayak session the kayaks and paddles used will be wiped down and cleaned with disinfecting wipes before being used again.

 

When traveling to and from the venue we would normally encourage car sharing, however at this time if possible do not travel in a car with anyone outside of your household.

 

Upon arriving at the venue please park responsibly and considerately, don’t block gateways and keep access ways clear for emergency services and the local communities.

 

If it is necessary to open/close gates during a hike, the guide will do so to minimise the contact and they will use hand sanitiser before and after touching the gate.

 

Please be self sufficient on sessions, do not share personal equipment, food or drinks.

 

If you have booked with us and you or a member of your group has developed Covid-19 like symptoms please contact us as soon as possible.