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CWYR Coronavirus Update

LATEST INFORMATION: 24 June 2020. The Scottish Government today announced indicative dates that, providing the threat from the virus continues to diminish, restrictions on private travel (i.e. not by public transport) will be removed on 3 July 2020. At this point self-contained accommodation (e.g. holiday cottages, static caravans with no shared facilities etc.) will also be able to open. Full opening of accommodation including hotels, guesthouses and bunkhouses should be on 15 July.

With this in mind I will now take provisional bookings for dates from Sat 4th July onwards.

If a return to restrictions or the Guidance below means that you have to cancel a booking we can seek to change your dates or there will be a no quibbles refund of any fees paid.


Coronavirus and my work.

All decisions will be based on the following principles: 


Course provision will be informed and guided by a public health assessment of risk as well as ongoing dynamic risk assessment. I cannot create a risk free environment but will take all reasonable steps to mitigate against the transmission of the virus. Fortunately, all the information available seems to show that transmission of the virus id much harder out of doors.


We will adhere to government guidance and legal restrictions.


I will use the best available activity-specific evidence and analysis to guide our decision making.

Socially responsible

I recognise that there must be a balance between economic growth and the welfare of local communities, society and the environment. i remain accountable for fulfilling my civic duty; the actions of an individual must benefit the whole of society.


I will provide clarity to my customers to enable compliance, engagement, and accountability. If you have any questions at any time: before during, or after a course just ask.


Advice to customers:

Please read the information below and ask any questions you may have: 

  1. Please follow relevant home nation Government guidance on Coronavirus, specifically that you will not travel to nor attend guiding/instruction with CWYR if you should be self-isolating according to national guidelines. Guidance on the specific symptoms and self-isolation measures are clearly available on the NHS Website.

  2. The main symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 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 worse than usual)

  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms. so:

  1. BEFORE ATTENDING A COURSE have you or any of your household have been symptomatic in the last 14 days? If so, you should self isolate and arrange to be tested in lines with Government guidance. Unless you have had results showing you to be clear of the virus and have not have been exposed to another symptomatic person please DO NOT ATTEND A COURSE BOOKED WITH CWYR.

  2. DO NOT ATTEND A COURSE BOOKED WITH CWYR If you have any of the main symptoms of the virus yourself up to the start of the course.



On the day of your Course
  • Where possible I encourage minimising the sharing of transport between people from different households and/or appropriate mitigation against transmission of the virus 

  • Where possible I will ensure social social distancing in line with current Government guidance and/or appropriate mitigation against transmission of the virus.

  • Please bring: a face covering, a small container ofhand sanitising gel, a small pack of sanitising wipes, some form of eye protection (glasses, sunglasses, goggles etc. 

  • Please bring: any relevant technical equipment that you own (alternatively any that I provide will have been quarantined for an appropriate period of time or cleaned), food and drink, your own sun cream/midge repellant.

  • Please bring: any personal medication and a very small selection of First Aid equipment (plasters, pain medication etc.) as you will be expected to take greater ownership of personal medical conditions.

  • Please be aware that Mountain Rescue cover whilst still available for emergencies may be slower to deploy or we may be expected to be more independent for non life threatening injuries. This will be factored into our decision making on the day.

  • Please be aware that in order to avoid crowded places such as summits and car parks we may need to alter timings, start and finish points and activities at popular summits.

If you have questions on any of the above please get in touch.

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