HAWOG remains committed to offering walks and other events during this time both to promote good mental and physical health, and provide a sociable and friendly environment. However this year has offered up specific challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is with this in mind that we provide the following guidance which we ask all members to take personal responsibility in following, in order to keep both yourself and others safe. Before a walk or event please refer and consider the following checklist:
If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 you MUST NOT attend the walk or event.
If you have travelled to any of the countries outside of the travel corridors in the last two weeks or have been requested to self-isolate you MUST NOT attend the walk or event.
Check the website regularly for any changes, be aware of national and local changes as well as lockdowns and consider how this may impact on a walk or event.
Book all walks and events via the website by pressing the 'Book Now' button. This will allow us to manage the numbers but also provides a record of everyone on the walk or event for contact tracing.
If for any reason you are unable to attend, please cancel your place as soon as possible. Places are limited and this will allow others to take up your place.
Bring your own alcohol-based sanitiser and appropriate face coverings.
Follow the government's guidelines and maintain social distancing throughout the whole walk or event.
Bring your own food and drink, do not share water bottles, crockery or cutlery or any other equipment such as walking poles.
Avoid touching all surfaces which others have touched such as gates, stiles and handles and if you do, use sanitiser or wash your hands as soon as you can.
Walk responsibly and when other walkers are passing remember to stand back and give way.
If at any time during the walk you feel unwell please let the group leader know so that they can assist you and ensure the rest of the group's safety.
After the walk if you develop any COVID-19 symptoms you must self-isolate and get a test. Please inform HAWOG of this at the earliest opportunity.
Walks are restricted to 12 participants based on 2 groups of six. Please listen and support your group leader in this regard.
Lastly, remember the words of the countryside code: RESPECT, PROTECT AND ENJOY
Please refer to the following websites for additional information: