NEC policy on Covid-19


A sub-group of the NEC is meeting weekly to review Government advice and consider the information coming out of the daily briefings. They have decided that only the Local Group Headers will be included in August Strider, there will be no listing of walks and no attempt to second guess whether any walks will take place.  The following message comes from David Morgan, LDWA Chair.

The National Executive Coronavirus (NEC) sub-committee monitors the guidance provided by the Governments of England (UK), Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and meets every Monday to review the advice provided to LDWA members.

It appears to be the case that LDWA activities are going to have to adhere to a ‘new normal’ in the short, medium and perhaps long term. In order to protect the very good reputation that the LDWA has developed over many years both at a national level and in the local communities in which it operates, the NEC will consider various aspects relating to our activities. This will include things like social distancing, food hygiene, car parking, meeting places and even the width of paths that we walk on.

Please be reassured that the NEC is considering how to mitigate the associated risks and is considering when social walks and challenge events might be allowed to resume. These are difficult times for all involved in the LDWA and the NEC is acutely aware of the distress that a loss of LDWA activities is causing for many of our members. We are grateful for your continued patience.

Group Wallks

All walks on the BBN  programme are now cancelled through to the end of July.  The situation will be reviewed every month until such time when group walks are permitted. Hopefully all the leaders with cancelled walks will be able to sort out a new date in the future when we can all walk together again.

Shillington Shuffle

A decision on whether or not the Shillington Shuffle goes ahead in November remains to be made. The event will show on SiEntries but will not be open for entries. The same applies to the 2021 Chiltern Kanter.  We will of course let you know as soon as the position changes for either of these events.