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Coronavirus Update: 25 March 2021

Posted on 2021-03-25

RECOMMENCING LDWA SOCIAL WALKS - ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND


Further to our last guidance we are pleased to announce that some LDWA social walking activities can commence earlier than anticipated. Please see below for the situation in each of the regions. In all cases strict adherence to the relevant government legislation and guidance applies regarding travel and social distancing. In cases where activities commence the walks must be uploaded to the LDWA website, the walks register completed and uploaded and, in cases where numbers on the walk exceed 6, the walk must be LDWA Covid risk assessed. It is advised that all documentation is carried by the walk leader during the walk, either in paper or digital form.


Guidelines and templates are in the LDWA Toolkit under Social Walks https://ldwa.org.uk/library/toolkit.php#SocialWalks

ENGLAND
• Walking can restart in groups of up to 30 from Monday 29 March (but walks leaders can decide on a lower number)
• Walks must be Covid-19 compliant with a risk assessment and delivery plan completed for walks with more than 6 people.
• Minimise travel and avoid busy areas (especially over the Easter weekend) and be aware of the impact of activities on landowners/local residents


SCOTLAND
• Walking can restart in groups of up to 15 from Monday 29 March
• Walks must be Covid-19 compliant with a risk assessment and delivery plan completed for walks with more than 6 people
• Travel permitted only within local council areas. Please avoid busy areas and beauty spots (especially over the Easter weekend) and be aware of the impact of activities on landowners/local residents


WALES
• All LDWA activities are currently suspended.


Please bear with us as we continue to work on restarting Challenge Events.


Julie Cribb, LDWA Chair

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