Covid 19 -
What are we doing about it?
The ongoing pandemic has had huge impacts on all of us.
Inward Adventures has taken time to stop, assess the situation and make plans and preparations in order to deliver courses and Adventures to everyone.
We take our guidance from a number of sources and locations including the World Health Organisation (WHO), UK Government, NHS, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and a number of outdoor governing bodies and organisations, including the Mountain Training Association (MTA), the British Mountain Council (BMC) and National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) as well as others.
One of our values is integrity. We believe that being open and honest about what we are doing and how we are working is important. We want to share with you the steps we are taking to ensure peoples safety and how we are operating to keep you safe.
Not all our courses or Adventures are running or taking place:
Venues are now beginning to open up and we can begin to deliver our courses and Adventures again, however, we will take our time to work with the venues we use as some are being very cautious or have been impacted by the pandemic. Some are now needing to find their feet and until we have worked out how they are going to operate again we may need to postpone or temporarily stop the delivery of some of our courses or Adventures.
Nearly all of our courses and Adventures take place outdoors and so we will continue to observe UK Government and NGB guidelines.
All our Courses and Adventures are risk assessed and include risk assessments for Covid 19.
We risk assess all of the courses and Adventures in accordance to HSE guidance. We continue to carry out dynamic risk assessing throughout the course or Adventure. We have looked at our courses and Adventures and risk assessed them to consider the spread of Covid 19 and how we can reduce the risk and prevent the spread.
Courses and Adventures that are running may be delivered with reduced numbers.
Some of our courses and Adventures which are group focused may have limited bookings and spaces so we can keep group sizes smaller to support social distancing and reduce the chances of the spread of the virus.
We ask you for a Covid 19 declaration.
Prior to anyone attending any of course or Adventure, we ask you complete a Covid 19 declaration form. This must be completed 24 hours before the beginning of the course or Adventure and will allow you to make an assessment about your own health. We may ask you about testing and if you have had a test recently. We only ask this to form the bigger picture and keep everyone safe. We may ask you if you would be willing to take a self test when you arrive at a venue or the beginning of a course or Adventure. We ask for your support with this as it will allow us to deliver our courses and Adventures with full confidence that no one attending will be risking others health. We will be self testing regularly to ensure we are not putting your health at risk.
You can find the declaration form here.
We ask you to bring your own PPE and hand sanitiser to help us, help you.
We ask everyone who attends any course or Adventure, to bring their own PPE and hand sanitiser. This allows us to ensure there is very little risk of cross contamination, infection and to reduce the impact on the environment from the use of single use PPE.
We know people have their own preferences to what they us fro PPE and hand sanitisers too.
Our woodland site is in operation.
We have hand washing and hand sanitiser facilities available at our woodland site and we will continue to keep communal areas and communally used items clean, tidy and sanitised.
Any equipment or items used will be issued on an individual basis where possible.
This means you will have the sole use of the issued equipment for the duration of the course or Adventure. We ensure they are cleaned in accordance with manufacturing instructions and sanitised correctly to avoid any cross contamination or spread of the virus. We ask you bring as much of your own clothing and equipment for the majority of our courses or Adventures to mitigate this risk and we provide kit lists prior to any course or Adventure where you will need your own equipment. If you have any questions or concerns about this please contact us.
We have adapted some of our courses and Adventures and the way they are delivered.
Some of our courses and Adventures will remain slightly adapted for the short term. This may include a video call or Q&A paper before or after the course has taken place.
We want to make sure everyone is comfortable and feels safe and that you get the very best from any course or Adventure with us and in the current situation these methods will support you in your experience.
We stay in contact with you.
We will do our very best to support the track and trace measures in place and will send you an email 14 days after the end of the course or Adventure. All we ask is for you to let us know if you are experiencing any symptoms of the virus so we can contact others and let them know that they should consider self isolating.
We listen and will answer any questions or concerns.
The current health situation is very dynamic. Inward Adventures will continue to listen to current guidance and develop practices and procedures in order to keep people as safe as we possible can and to give you the best peace of mind when attending a course or Adventure with us.
We will always be here for you. From the time you book with us through to forever after we will listen and be open to questions, thoughts, feelings and feedback. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.
We are good to go!
We have been through the process created by Visit England and have been accredited with the 'We're good to go' badge. We are always open to questions and feedback though, so don't take our word for it, Contact us to ask any questions you may have.
Covid 19 declaration form.
Before arriving for the beginning of your course or Adventure with us we ask you complete this declaration form.
It is a good assessment for you to ensure you feel you are safe to attend the course or Adventure.
It will also help us to ensure those on our courses and Adventures are not at risk of spreading the virus to other participants, staff or the general public.
This form must be completed no more than 24 hours prior to the beginning of the course or Adventure you are attending. Forms submitted before 24 hours will not be accepted.
We require one form per participant please.
Those under 18 must have a form signed by a parent or guardian, please state your relationship in the box provided on the form.
Those who have not completed a declaration form will not be accepted on to a course or Adventure.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.