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Tramping during RED and ORANGE Alert Levels

4 Apr 2022 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

NSTC Guidelines for Tramping during COVID-19  “Red” and “ORANGE” Traffic Light Settings

  •  If you are sick or feel unwell please stay at home and self-isolate. More on Covid-19 Symptoms
  • If someone on a Tramp is advised to isolate, people on the trip are secondary contacts and are not required to isolate, but should monitor themselves for Covid symptoms. Anyone waiting for a PCR test result should isolate at home until a negative result received. This also includes a Rapid Antigen Test. If a person attending a trip subsequently tests positive the Club Safety Officer to be advised immediately by texting to : 0274 577418 and Emailing:    

  • For Day Trips complete  Registration Form when you get on the bus,  recording your name, phone & emergency contact details                                                                            

    •  It is recommended for drivers and trip leaders to schedule the minimum number of stops along the way                                                                                                                                                               Day Tramps: this is likely to be toilet stops only                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       - Multi-Day tramps: toilet stops and essential meal stops only
  • Care must be taken to avoid interacting at communal points such as car parks, trail heads or sections of trail where physical distancing will be difficult.
  • Regularly wash and dry your hands.
  • Exercise caution with common touch-points (e.g. gates, benches, public toilets) and wash or sanitise your hands after touching these surfaces.
  • Minimise the sharing of equipment. Equipment shared with others should be washed and dried before and after use.
  • Bring and use hand-sanitiser or soap. Food should not be shared, ditto utensils or tools.
  • Use of private transport:  If there is room on the Club bus but you choose to use private transport you may do so, but we ask that you still pay the trip fee.                                                                      If the bus is full or not used on that day, please pay the trip fee to the driver of the private vehicle used. It is the decision of the driver as to whether masks are mandatory or not                          
 At the RED Alert Level 
  •  Non-members required to phone the Trip Organizer
  • On trips where the bus is being run, masks recommended.
  • While tramping in public spaces where other  people are expected to be encountered maintain 1 metre social distancing and wear a mask

At the Orange Alert Level

  • Face mask recommended while on the bus
  • Limit physical contact with people you do not know 
  • When recreating in public, try to keep a 1-metre distance from people you do not know if possible
  • At Huts avoid mixing with other groups or sharing facilities where physical distancing is difficult

NSTC Committee: 4th April’22

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