Coronavirus - the latest Ramblers advice

Published: 13th May 2020

Statement update - 12 May 2020, 4pm

We are reviewing our guidance regularly in response to the latest government advice. Our priority remains to protect the health of our schemes, partners, members, volunteers and staff and help to suppress the spread of the COVID-19 virus. So, we want to update you on what the Ramblers is doing and what we need you to do. 

Our position following latest government advice 

All Ramblers Walking for Health activities remain suspended until further notice. This includes group walks, social activities and group meetings

We have also asked the Ramblers Groups and Areas to do the same. 

We are reviewing our position on individual volunteering and will provide a further update as soon as possible, once we have reflected on additional guidance due from the government. 

Although there are some changes to government guidance, the lockdown is still in force across the UK and the advice continues to be to stay at home as much as possible.  If you or anyone in your household has Coronavirus symptoms, you should continue to self-isolate. If you are clinically vulnerable (i.e. over 70 or with a listed underlying health condition) you are advised to take particular care to minimise contact with others outside your household. 

Updates 

All our updates will be added to the website on https://www.ramblers.org.uk/coronavirus

We will provide regular updates on the way the governments in Scotland, Wales and England are managing the pandemic, as well as the Ramblers response to Covid-19 and responsible walking. 

Sport England have also updated their website and continue to provide useful ideas about how to stay active for people at home. They can be accessed on https://www.sportengland.org/news/how-stay-active-while-youre-home  

You can also find more information on walking responsibly, as well as ideas to help stay active locally via our #RoamSweetHome campaign. 

Questions 

The best way to contact us is to first check the Ramblers website for information. 

If you have any further questions, please get in touch via walkingforhealth@ramblers.org.uk - we will aim to get back to you as soon as possible.  

Thank you for your understanding and support, this is an unusual time for us all.