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’
Aviemore Mountain Walking
For our late autumn meet we will return to Aviemore by popular demand. The planned hostel accommodation is not possible because of the restrictions on group gatherings indoors. Please make your own accommodation arrangements.
The area offers great walking in the high mountains of the Cairngorms. The plan is to walk the Glen Feshie Munros of Sgorr Gaoith and/or Mullach Clach a'Bhlair (at the discretion of the leader). Note as always, the planned route may have to be altered because of the weather.
People intending to take part in this event should read GOC's document Safety in the Hills.
This is a COVID secure event with an event-specific risk assessment as required for Organised Sports Exemption under Scottish Government rules and following the guidance of Sport Scotland and the Sport Governing Bodies (in this instance these are Mountaineering Scotland and Scottish Ramblers). The GOC Scotland COVID Officer is David Archer.
Terrain / Difficulty
Mountain walking - steep climbs and descents but good paths on the climb and descent. Stretches of trackless moorland between tops.