Covid Secure Events - getting back outdoors
All of our groups are now able to offer events. Events may accept up to 30 attendees, including walk leaders, in accordance with Sport England and Ramblers' agreed procedures. Individual events may have a lower limit on participation at the discretion of the local group, of the walk leader, or as required by local regulations.
You will only be permitted to attend a GOC event if you have registered in advance via the website. Every person attending an event must register individually. A record of participants at all events will be kept, and will be shared with NHS Track and Trace if requested.
GOC discourages the sharing of lifts to reach events.
Any event may need to be cancelled at short notice in order to comply with local lockdown regulations, or where an event leader is required to self-isolate. Always check the website for any last minute changes in the morning before travelling to an event.
When attending an event, please ensure that you bring a supply of hand sanitizer and a face covering along with your usual food and walking equipment.
If you, or someone in your household, has Covid-19 symptoms you should self-isolate in line with government guidelines, and must not take part in GOC events. Symptoms include a high temperature, a new continuous cough and the loss, or a change to your sense of smell or taste.
Are you ‘clinically vulnerable’? If you (or someone you live with) are at higher risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus, you should take extra care to minimise contact with others from outside your household.Taking part in a GOC activity may put you and those around you at higher risk. It may not be the right decision at this time. Remember – everyone over 70, and those with certain underlying health conditions are considered to be ‘clinically vulnerable’
A walk of approximately 7 miles from Burpham onto quiet country lanes and good footpaths across open downland. There are some stunning views across the South Downs to Arundel Castle and the sea. Most of the route is easy on wide paths with a few short stretches of single-file walking and a couple of steep-ish climbs.
Please wear clothes and boots suitable for the terrain and weather. Bring drinks for the walk and a packed lunch. Dogs are welcome if kept on leads whenever crossing roads, in areas with livestock or requested by the walk leader.
Booking Process: Advance booking is required with the number of places strictly limited to five people plus the leader in order to comply with Covid restrictions. It is free of charge but people without a booking may be turned away. You can book on behalf of others as well as yourself. If you have any difficulties please contact the Group Coordinators or the walk leader for help. During the walk attendees will be expected to follow social distancing rules at all times and to respect that others may have different sensitivities to personal safety.
We do ask that if you reserve a place and then your circumstances change please remember to cancel your booking promptly to make it available to someone else. With such small groups any no-shows are significant. Thank you!
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