IF YOU FEEL UNWELL ON THE DAY OF YOUR WALK, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND.
IF POSSIBLE PLEASE CONTACT THE WALK LEADER OF YOUR WALK TO LET THEM KNOW THAT YOU WILL NOT BE PRESENT
This year will be the 15th year of Guildford’s very successful Walking Festival, which covers the whole month of September. Whilst the legal constraints relating to Covid have been removed for general social and domestic activities, we are conscious that some potential Walkfest participants may be particularly cautious about group interactions.
The Committee feels that walking is now more important than ever for everyone’s physical and mental well-being and we have therefore put systems in place to support the well-being of all our leaders and other attendees
As always YOUR SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT.
Despite being safer in open air, we ask you to take responsibility for your own safety. You may wish to bring sanitiser and, in common with access to many shops and catering venues, you may decide to wear a mask when socialising before and after the actual walk.
A degree of social distancing is still one of the best precautions against infection so the Walkfest team feel that group sizes should be limited or divided in such a way as to achieve this aim. Each walk organiser will have their own attendance limit in line with their own organisations guidance and risk assessment but, in general, the limit will be 30 people. Our Sponsored walk is a special case where a larger number will take part but will break into manageable groups on the day.
All participants will have to pre-book their walks This will be made clear in the walk detail.
Clearly, it is difficult to organise a socially distanced walk with good hygiene precautions with the challenges of meeting / passing other members of the public without inconveniencing them. Please, therefore, heed the advice of your walk leader for your own safety.
We are incredibly grateful for the continued sponsorship and support by Bevan Wilson Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Clinics, C&H Marketing, Experience Guildford, Surrey Hills Society, Guildford Tourist Information Centre and Guildford Borough Council.
Thank you for your understanding...Keep Walking!