Subject: Group walks restarting Monday 29th March

Sender: Andrea Deeley

Date Sent : Mar 26 2021

At very short notice Ramblers Headquarters have now given the go-ahead for group walking to restart as from Monday 29 March. Those of you registered as volunteers will have received a notification email to this effect earlier today. Ramblers have rather sat on the fence up until now and refused to confirm anything, and it was assumed that they would sanction restarting group activities from 12 April, but they have now decided to open things up earlier, which means we only have a very short time to get a walk programme ready.
The Committee will be meeting this weekend to discuss plans for an April programme, which we should be able to prepare fairly swiftly.
Please note that all previous Covid-safe precautions will remain in place when walks do resume:
• numbers will be limited at the discretion of individual walk leaders
• the booking system will continue
• car sharing other than in family/bubble groups is not advisable
• walk leaders should keep a contact list of people who have booked for 21 days
• walk leaders should complete a risk assessment ahead of their walks to be kept for 1 year
I hope to get back to you with news regarding the programme early next week.