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.
As of 17th May 2021, people are allowed to meet outdoors in groups of up to 30, but social distancing is still advised. Despite a total of 30 being allowed, I am still keeping my tour groups relatively small to ensure everyone is as safe as possible and to prevent disruption and congestion for the rest of the public as well. This means that my walking group sizes are confined to fifteen people (excluding me). You can read my risk assessment here.
I will be wearing a plastic visor throughout the tour and members of the tour group can wear either a mask or a visor at their own discretion.
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.