These are strange times we are living in and obviously you might be a bit apprehensive about attending a walking tour – that’s fine! Obviously, it is ultimately down to you about how confident you feel out and about, using public transport, and being around other people, but I am here to reassure you, at least in terms of my tours, that I am keeping everyone as safe and secure as possible.
I have been deemed “Good to Go” by Visit England, the National Tourist Board of England. Basically I have been approved to be following public health guidance.
You can read more about how this process works here.
This sticker also means that I am being kept up-to-date about changes to the official guidance for the tourism sector, which I will then regularly add here if and when they affect walking tours.
Tour groups are currently exempt from the ‘Rule of Six’, so long as a risk assessment has been completed (which you can find here) and household bubbles within the tour group stay socially distanced at all times. Despite not being confined by the ‘Rule of Six’, I am still keeping my tour groups small to keep everyone as safe as I can and to prevent disruption and congestion for the rest of the public as well. This means that my walking group sizes are confined to ten people (including me).
I will be wearing a plastic visor throughout the tour and all members of the tour group will also be required to wear either a mask or a visor unless they are medically exempt.
Depending on the tour location and size of group, I may also need to use audio equipment to ensure you can hear everything loud and clear (this will require you to download a smartphone application and bring headphones with you on the tour).
I’m aware this is a lot of information to take in at once! Please be assured that if you book a tour with me then all of this will be reiterated to you before the tour.