Covid-19 Customer Information
Dated 6th July 2020
In writing this Covid-19 Customer Information document we have taken advice from official guidance by the HSE, Gov.uk, British Mountaineering Council, Mountain Training Governing Body, Gwynedd Council and Snowdonia National Park.
The aim of this document it to provide you, the customer upon booking a walk with the latest requirements both from the bodies mentioned above and Breese Adventures.
We will continue to monitor the guidelines and laws laid down by the Welsh government and inform you of any changes.
Breese Adventures route choices
We have made the decision that we will not be offering any walks on Snowdon for the rest of 2020. This is in line with the National Park message to explore other areas. We have created a set of walks under the brand Authentic Snowdonia. https://www.breeseadventures.co.uk/authentic-snowdonia/
Maximum participants per walk
To aid with social distancing we will have a maximum number of 6 participants per walk.
Impact on Local communities
Snowdon sees around 650,000 people every year and the impact on the local villages is enormous. Post Covid19 “lockdown” the park is likely to see a huge number of visitors in a short space of time.
We want to do our bit to help the local communities that will see the highest visitor numbers by “staying away” from Snowdon for a while.
This again is in line with the National Park Authority message of #BeSafe #BeKind #TreadLightly.
Our brand Authentic Snowdonia will take you to some of the quieter parts of the national park and spread the load on local communities.
PPE and Kit List
You will be required to bring the following with you on one of our walks:
Please follow Government and HSE guidelines for types of PPE.
Please adhere to the social distancing guidelines which currently is 2m in Wales.
Hand washing and sanitising
Please ensure before you leave home that you have washed your hands.
Hand sanitiser must be used on our walks, before and after eating, before and after going to the toilet and if you touched a gate post/fence etc
If you do have to touch anything on the walk, that maybe then touched by someone else please use your hand sanitiser before and after.
If you already have Covid-19
If you have Covid-19 or are showing symptoms of Covid-19 then please DO NOT book onto the walk.
After booking your walk
If you get Covid-19 or start to show symptoms of Covid-19 after making your booking you MUST inform us immediately via email@example.com and you will not be allowed on the walk. If you show the symptoms on the morning of the walk please contact us on 07525 625 375 or 07815 552 779 to let us know and DO NOT arrive for the walk.
If you get Covid-19 within 7 days of your walk
If you get Covid-19 or start to show symptoms of Covid-19 within 7 days of your walk finishing you MUST advise us immediately via firstname.lastname@example.org
Touching of gates/fence posts etc
Please let your walk leader open and close gates for you. If you do have to touch anything on the walk that maybe touched by someone else then please use your hand sanitiser before and after.
Sharing Food – or not
Please DO NOT share food
Sharing Equipment – or not
Please DO NOT share equipment
Sharing clothing – or not
Please DO NOT share clothing (please note if you are injured the leader may give you extra clothing to keep you warm)
Coughing and Sneezing
As per Government guidelines please cough or sneeze into your elbow and then use your hand sanitiser.
Public toilets will be used by you at your own risk. We advise not to use them but if you do please hand sanitise before and after.
Location start point of walk
We sometimes will meet you at the start of the walk indoors, however, in the current Covid-19 crisis all of our walk meeting points will be outside at car parks.
Incident Management and how it affects you
We hope that you have an amazing and enjoyable walk with us. We have never had a major incident on any of our walks but the possibility is always there.
If anything happens like a leg injury and our leader has to help you please note that the appropriate PPE will be worn but the leader will almost likely not be able to adhere to the social distancing rules.
The same might apply to other participants on the walk. If that is the case our leader will carry spare PPE if required.
By signing our terms and conditions you are agreeing that in a serious incident our leader will not Socially Distance to administer first aid to you.
Our Commitment to You.
We are committed to providing the best day out for you but putting safety first. As we know Covid-19 is invisible so all of the above information and requirements are there to keep you safe.
You leader will have had a similar document and they will be fully briefed and be given a Covid-19 Risk Assessment before the walk. Please help them to help you have the best adventure!
Any questions or concerns please email email@example.com
Stu & Tracey