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Covid 19 Statement

Update on 10/11/2020

To all our schools and user groups,

Lledr Hall continues to be closed following UK government and Welsh Assembly Government advice. We thank you all for your continued patience and understanding during this challenging time.

We are constantly monitoring latest government advice for England and Wales regarding off-site and residential visits, so that when circumstances allow, we can re-open. We are determined to support group and visit leaders in planning for the future with as much certainty and assurance as we can.  

At present we are keen to keep bookings open for the winter term 2021 and encourage schools to do so with no financial risk should the visit not go ahead. When conditions allow, we aim to run residentials and be flexible about programmes and numbers to meet school needs. If meeting the normal minimum booking number is not possible, we will only charge for the actual numbers attending.

Our top priority is ensuring the wellbeing of our team, visitors, and partners, and making sure that we are able to deliver the same high standards of learning and outdoor adventure in whatever circumstances we are presented with. 

Our risk assessments and operational procedures covering activities, transport, accommodation and food will take full account of the latest Covid-19 guidance.  It is likely that initially, we will be working with smaller groups than before, and delivering a modified range of activities.  We are planning ahead and getting ready to deliver programmes, and when circumstances are more clear we will outline full details.

For further information and guidance:

Resources & official guidance

Salford Council's home page has a link to a page compiling everything that you may need to know, including:

The latest NHS advice on coronavirus
Updates from the council 
FAQ’s
Community support 

Visit Salford Council's coronavirus advice page

The Outdoor Education Advisers' Panel provide advice, support and monitoring of visits and outdoor learning. They have published a paper summarising current government guidance directly related to educational visits, and guidance for planning and managing off-site visits and learning outside the classroom during the coronavirus.  

Download the latest OEAP guidance

The Outdoor Alliance Wales Post Covid-19 Recovery Plan is an "at a glance" guide for the outdoor sector in Wales, and highlights how the sector can work together to alleviate issues arising from the lifting of restrictions.  

With good detail about how the sector is seeking to manage its recovery, it could help demonstrate they way participants and providers can recover to deliver outdoor activities. 

Visit Outdoor Alliance Wales Recovery

 

LHOEC Covid 19 Statement 19/03/2020

 

Dear Schools/groups

As you are all probably aware, the UK Government has stepped up its response to the public in relation to the outbreak of Covid-19, Coronavirus. Last night the prime minister and education minister announced safety measures to try and contain the spread of the virus and advised schools to close from Fri 20 March until further notice.

The impact of these measures is hard hitting for Lledr Hall Outdoor Education Centre. We want to do all we can to help delay the spread and help the nation to contain the virus. It is to this end with guidance from Salford City Council we have cancelled any further bookings to the Centre until Easter. We are updated daily by the Government and Salford City Council regarding the spread and containment of the virus and will continue to follow all official advice received and review our risk assessments accordingly.

We can only apologise for any inconvenience and disappointment this will cause. We currently do not know the impact that the changing situation will have on the future, and we are this point only looking as far as Easter. We will be in touch when we know more and further guidance is given to us as part of Salford City Council.

If you would like further information on the council’s current guidance please use the following link https://www.salford.gov.uk/people-communities-and-local-information/coronavirus/

We will endeavour wherever possible to move courses into other weeks although, as you can probably appreciate, this will be difficult given the amount of schools that we need to move. I’m sure you appreciate that we do not want the children to miss out. The importance of an outdoor adventurous residential is something we are passionate about. It is a crucial part of their learning and time in school and as mentioned we hope that we can reschedule their visit to later in the year. If schools would like to get in touch to talk about these changes and cancellations, please do not hesitate to email the Centre and we will get back to you as soon as it is possible ( lledrhall@salford.gov.uk )

We are mindful that some parents and schools may be concerned regarding monies that have been paid and we will honour what we previously stated; that if we have to cancel your course completely and we cannot move you into another slot then no invoice will be issued by the Centre. Your support at this time means a lot to us and is vital for Lledr Hall Outdoor Education Centre in the future.

Our thoughts are with you and the families you support at this difficult and unusual time. Stay safe and we hope to see you in the future.

Kind regards,
Graham Burns
Head of Centre




 
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