COVID-safe walks

 Information for walkers

Due to COVID-19 we have to change the way RAVE Group walks are organised. By taking a few extra measures, we can keep each other safe.

This guide outlines the steps that everyone must take when joining an organised RAVE Group walk.

Check walk details

Please always contact the walk leader directly to confirm your place on the walk

  • You may want to try a shorter or easier route if you haven’t been walking as much as you normally would.
  • If you’re unsure about any details, or if you have any questions, please contact the walk leader.
  • If things change and you can’t make it, please let the walk leader know as soon as possible.

Before the walk

Check for symptoms

  • If you have any COVID-19 symptoms you must not attend the group walk

Clothing and what to take

  • Wear suitable clothing and footwear for the conditions – if in doubt, ask the walk leader.
  • Bring your own food and plenty of water.
  • Bring your own diabetes equipment, including blood glucose testing kit.
  • You may want to bring your own alcohol-based hand sanitiser, face covering and basic first aid kit.
  • The walk leader will generally carry a first aid kit, but for minor incidents, blisters etc. it may be better to use your own.

Getting to the walk

  • Plan how you will get to the walk – where possible minimising the use of car sharing and public transport.
  • Follow the latest government advice on travel and transport in EnglandWales and Scotland.

On the walk

Follow the government guidelines on physical distancing

  • Listen to the walk leader’s briefing so you know what to do and follow the latest guidelines.

Register your attendance


  • Provide the Walk Leader with your contact details to support NHS contact tracing.

Avoid touching gates and stiles where possible

  • If you do – wash your hands as soon as you can. We recommend carrying alcohol-based hand sanitiser.

Do not share food & drink, or equipment such as walking poles

Walk responsibly and enjoy it!

  • When other walkers are passing, remember to stand back and give way. Let the walk leader or backmarker know if you are having problems, feel unwell, or need to slow down or stop.


After the walk

If you have symptoms

  • If you develop symptoms after the walk, apply for a COVID-19 test and support NHS contact tracing if requested.


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