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, and by the World Travel and Tourism Council. Basically I have been approved to be following public health guidance.
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.
From 19th July 2021, as per instructions issued by the UK Government, indoor and outdoor guided tours are now permitted in England, as long as a Covid-19 risk assessment has been completed. You can read my risk assessment here.
Social distancing and the wearing of masks outdoors are no longer required by law. Wearing either a mask or a visor outside is at your own discretion. I will also not be wearing a face covering when guiding outdoors, but I am very willing to wear one if it is specifically requested in advance of the tour. Face coverings are, however, compulsory in most indoor venues, unless you are 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.