COVID-19 Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) specific information.

Coronavirus is a threat to us all, no matter where we go or what we do. However, SAGE evidence suggests that outdoor activities may present a lower risk of virus transmission. Lochaber Guides will base its activities on the following principals:

SafeCourse provision will be informed and guided by a public health assessment of risk. (Government advice through PHE, HPS etc.)
LawfulWe will adhere to government guidance and legal restrictions.
Evidence-basedWe will use the best available activity-specific evidence and analysis to guide our decision making.
Socially responsibleWe recognise that there must be a balance between economic growth and the welfare of local communities, society and the environment. Candidates, providers and their staff are accountable for fulfilling their civic duty; the actions of an individual must benefit the whole of society.
ClearWe will provide clarity to our candidates, our scheme providers and their staff to enable compliance, engagement, and accountability.
RealisticWe will consider the viability and effectiveness of course delivery options through discussions with our scheme providers.

We will ensure we meet the requirements of our Insurers and follow advice from our Professional Association: The Association of Mountaineering Instructors.

Clients are asked to agree to the below:

  • Activities will require a pragmatic and mutually agreed approach between clients and instructors. Some objectives may not be feasible. We please ask that you understand that the dynamic nature of being in the mountains means that there may be occasions when ideal Covid Secure practice (in, for example, social distancing) cannot be maintained e.g. to deal with an immediate safety concern that takes priority.
  • You agree to follow the relevant home nation Government guidance on Coronavirus Covid-19, specifically that you will not travel to nor attend guiding/instruction with Lochaber Guides if you should be self-isolating according to national guidelines.

Guidance on the specific symptoms and self-isolation measures are clearly available on the Scottish Government website

Please answer the following health questionnaire below immediately before the start of the course: