Corvid-19 - Bury HF: Current Advice
Currently, all Bury HF group walks remain suspended. The situation will be monitored closely and we will reintroduce organised group walks only when we feel confident it is safe to do so.
Government Rules - September 2020
Relevant Extract for Bury HF
It remains the case that you should not:
socialise outdoors in a group of more than six people from different households; gatherings larger than six should only take place if everyone is from exclusively from two households or support bubbles
interact socially with anyone outside the group you are attending a place with, even if you see other people you know, for example, in a restaurant, community centre or place of worship.
Unfortunately this still precludes organising group walks for the club. The club stance remains that a maximum of six people from different households may exercise together provided strict physical distancing guidelines (ie 2 metres) are followed. Our advice is still to limit contact with others and if you are clinically vulnerable or over 70 years of age you are advised to take particular care to minimise contact with other people who are not part of your household.
In the meantime, if you choose to walk with other members of Bury HF, you are advised to conform with the above, and to be aware that this will not be considered an HF activity and will not be covered by HF insurance.
Advice to walkers
Whether alone, with your family or with members of another household, we advise all walkers to:
1 - Be prepared
Some hotspots could be busy and facilities such as car parks, shops and especially toilets may be closed or access reduced, so plan ahead before setting out - including checking the relevant website for your destination. Some locations remain closed to visitors
2 - Be safe
Support our NHS, emergency services and rescue teams by avoiding riskier outings and abiding by the latest guidance for England including on hygiene and physical distancing, particularly if you meet anyone from another household.
If you are showing coronavirus symptoms, or if you or any of your household are self-isolating, you should stay at home. People 70 and over and those with certain underlying conditions are more vulnerable than others, and so are advised to take particular care to avoid contact with others.
3 - Be considerate
You can travel to outdoor open space irrespective of distance, as long as you can return the same day and do not put others at risk because of services you may need in the time you are away. But, be sensitive to rural communities if considering travelling further from home to walk. In many cases, the best option will be to stay local and explore the local area on foot.
Ramblers Worldwide Holidays
Bury HF has joined the Walking Partnership. This partnership, supported by Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, provides direct financial contributions to local walking groups.
If you're thinking of booking an outdoor holiday have a look at what Ramblers Worldwide Holidays has to offer by clicking HERE Please remember when you book to quote the name of our group and we will then receive a very useful financial contribution.
It really does make a big difference to us!