Coronavirus and Club Activities
Update September 2020
Following guidance issued by the BMC, organised club activities can now take place outdoors with up to 30 participants. However we must comply with a number of requirements, which include:
The club must have a formal Covid-19 Policy, which you can download below
We must carry out a risk assessment for each activity
Numbers are to be restricted
Names and contact details must be recorded and stored, for tracing purposes
Participants must be briefed on what to bring, and on hygeine measures during the activity
In order to carry out activities in Wales, the club must appoint a Covid-19 Officer.
Howard Jones has taken on this role.
In order to manage numbers and keep records, places on all activities must be booked through Webcollect. If anyone needs help registering with Webcollect, please contact Howard Jones email@example.com
You can read the BMC Guidance here: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/covid19-restarting-club-meets
Please note this applies only to official activities carried out under the club's auspices ie the monthly walks programme and weekend meets. Any activities arranged by members between themselves do not qualify for this exemption and are subject to the current national and local rules on group sizes for socialising.
Julia has already been organising walks, but these were limited to 6 people. We are now allowed to have larger groups, although numbers may still be limited to keep them manageable. Places must be booked in advance using Webcollect. You will be asked to confirm that you have read and understand the information provide, and may be asked to confirm that you do not show symptoms of Covid-19.
The club will not be publishing a rota of climbing walls for Tuesday evening climbing, as attendance cannot be guaranteed and walls might have to close at short notice. Members who wish to make their own informal arrangements should comply with national and local rules on group sizes and comply with the wall's own procedures.
Hut meets will not be possible for the forseeable future. The Committee is considering plans for 2021 and it is likely that if weekend meets can take place they will probably be camping.
Due to restrictions on group sizes, the monthly social evenings will continue online on the first Thursday of every month. Julia will send out the link by email beforehand.
If you have any queries or suggestions please contact Howard Jones firstname.lastname@example.org