Supporting our Members through COVID 19 – UPDATE 6
We hope that you had an enjoyable bank holiday. We all waited on Sunday evening for guidance from the Government on the next phase and hoped to have some clear messages for you all regarding next steps.
It is clear that as the current lockdown situation has not been eased, we think it is too premature to offer opinion or more detailed plans at this stage, needless to say that any business looking at reopening would need to adhere to Government guidelines to ensure they are complying for staff and implementing required measures regarding social distancing and hygiene.
As mentioned in the previous update it is sensible to review all risk assessments for each of your activities now and consider if these need to be revised or rewritten to allow for ongoing social distancing.
We have found the following link from Sport England which may be of interest to you regarding their Community Emergency Fund. Please note the deadline of Thursday 15th May 2020 for new applications.
Andy Robinson at Institute of Outdoor Learning appeared on BBC’s Countryfile at the weekend. In case you missed it please view the link below which talked about the current impact on outdoor learning (8min 04 sec onwards).
The North Face
North Face have launched an initiative called Explore Fund which aims to assist companies that fall into the following criteria.
- Conservation groups and organisations
- Outdoor charities
- Outdoor industry associations
- Organizations or companies involved in the following sports/ activities: camping, environmental education, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, indoor rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, trail running, alpinism
Applications can be made until 22nd May 2020
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