LDWA Social Walks - Update 30/07/2020


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A STATEMENT FROM THE NEC CONCERNING NUMBERS ALLOWED ON SOCIAL WALKS BY THE REGIONAL GOVERNMENTS (30.07.2020)

You can find this and previous updates (including links to the Government guidelines for the four nations) here.

 

The Ramblers have today confirmed that they are permitting group walks for up to 30 people in England and Wales. In Scotland, walking in groups will be limited to 15 people, from 5 households.

After consultation with our groups, the LDWA felt that our focus should be with submitting an application to the DCMS to allow us to hold challenge events in a safe and secure manner. It is important to note that even if we get this approval, challenge events will be different to how they looked before, in terms of social distancing and checkpoints, but we are keen to help groups start their forward planning.

However, this still means that LDWA social walks will continue, for the moment, to be limited to 6 people in England.

We are working closely with the Ramblers and will monitor and learn from their rollout of social walks with larger numbers over the coming weeks.

Individual members can liaise with their group representatives, who in turn can liaise with the NEC. We will contact groups shortly about the dates of another Zoom meeting to discuss social walks.

Madeleine Watson, general secretary

 

For and on behalf of the LDWA NEC