Covid-19 Update II

As per current regulations, we have to remain closed until Step 3 which will be no earlier than the 4th July and travel is still prohibited. We continue to be in contact with any schools and groups that have or are likely to be affected.

We understand the Coronavirus outbreak brings uncertainty to travel but we want to reassure you that the safety of our customers is always our top priority. We continue to closely monitor the situation with your safety in mind and we will be taking all necessary steps to ensure a healthy stay at our camp locations and our residential centre when the time is right.

For the latest guidance for planning and managing outdoor learning, off-site visits and learning outside the classroom during the Coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic, please see the National Guidance for schools. This document should be read within the context of current government guidance which is likely to change as the situation develops.

The Government has published a FAQ on what you can and can’t do during the coronavirus.

We will continue to prepare and do everything we can to have your residential accommodation ready for you when the time is right. We are closely monitoring the World Health Organization (WHO) and local health agencies for the latest developments and also following the guidance of government and public health officials. We will then be reinforcing these agencies’ recommendations on the appropriate health and safety measures with our own team.

As you evaluate your stay, we encourage you to review local travel recommendations and restrictions in addition to following guidance from the World Health Organisation. We have set out below the best practice guidelines and practices, taken from Government guidelines, to ensure all steps are taken to keep visiting students and staff safe from the virus when they are able to visit

What we will be doing:

  1. Asking all visitors to our residential centre and our tented villages to regularly wash their hands. This should be for at least 20 seconds using warm soapy water.
  2. Reminding everyone to use tissues when sneezing or coughing, covering their mouth and nose and disposing of the tissue immediately. Hand washing after this is essential.
  3. Reminding everyone not to touch their faces especially their eyes, nose and mouth.
  4. Providing hand washing facilities in strategic locations such as dining areas, dormitory entrances and the main office.
  5. As always, each group will have its own separate accommodation, tented and hard-top, with dedicated staff who remain with you for the duration of your stay. This means there is no contact with other groups whilst on camp or on activity. This also applies to day-long activities.
  6. Residentials for the most part run from Monday to Friday and no two Residentials will run back to back so giving us time to deep clean each accommodation between groups in line with national guidelines and recommendations. This includes dining areas, communal areas, tents, dormitories and washing facilities.
  7. Reviewing and updating actions and procedures in line with Government advice.

What we will be asking you to do:

1.  Ensure your child understands the need to wash their hands regularly and use tissues if they need to sneeze or cough.

2. Provide tissues for their stay at the school residential.

3. The main symptoms of coronavirus are: a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)  a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be more than usual).

4. To protect others, do. not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital if you have these symptoms. Stay at home.  See official guidance here
5. Let your school / visiting group know if any member of your family is being tested for Covid-19
6. Let your school / visiting group know if any member of your family has recently returned from a Coronavirus hotspot

The Government’s recovery strategy can be found here.

Also see the latest guidance for implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings.

We want to thank you in advance for putting your trust in Cumulus Outdoors and we look forward to welcoming you back when we can.