COVID-19

What we're doing to make our sessions safer

Stay safe Save lives

My Expedition Rocks recognises its responsibility to ensure the risks of contracting or transferring of Coronavirus (COVID-19) are mitigated/minimised in accordance with the latest Government guidelines.

Below are the procedures My Expedition Rocks has identified as ‘Best Practice’, and will continually review these inline with updates by the government if required.

If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, do not attend any of the sessions we currently have planned. Follow guidance set out by the government in relation to self-isolation.

This also applies to My Expedition Rocks staff.

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature and/or
  • change in taste and smell

Public gates between fields will be kept open where possible to reduce cross contamination from hardware. Gate hardware will be disinfected at the beginning of each session.

Hand wash has been made available in as many locations throughout the camp and activities as we feel are needed.  But we do recommend bringing your own bottle of hand gel as well, as to be able to wash your hands during moments where one of our locations may not be easily accessible.

Regular hand washing (following NHS guidelines) will be enforced before and after any eating, toolwork, craft or natural construction activities are carried out.

NHS Guidelines: Cleaning your hands frequently throughout the day by washing with soap and water for 20 seconds or using hand sanitiser will help protect you and the people around you.  A lot of our activities do not have access to soap and water readily, we therefore have chosen to be vigilant with sanitiser.

Where reasonably practicable all activities that include close contact or holding of hands will be avoided until further notice, unless the group in question is attending the session as a bubble.

The woodland and venues used benefit from excellent throughflow of fresh air. Areas of shelter will be opened fully to ensure unrestricted airflow.

For shorter sessions in the woods, there may not always be a toilet available.  Any sessions that run for the day will have access to public toilets and hand washing after a toilet break will be enforced.

Where portaloo units are in use all contact surfaces (handles, toilet seats, taps, flushers, hand cleaner dispensers) will be sanitised at frequent intervals throughout the day, and in between sessions and group bookings.

Any planned woodland sessions that include an element of cooking with children will include increased hand washing and sanitising on preparation surfaces. Parents/carers will be informed to bring packed lunches in situations where sessions run all day.

Emergency contact numbers are always collected and will be stored for 21 days in line with NHS track and trace. If a participant shows signs of symptoms they will be made comfortable away from the group and pick up will be arranged as soon as possible.

Sticks used for toasting marshmallows will be either disposable/single use or stainless steel wipeable until further notice.

This document will be reviewed for eligibility in accordance with instructions published by Public Health England, the NHS and gov.co.uk.