At United Education we are working hard to make sure we are running safely all year round.
We’ve added a lot of changes to United Education to make sure our explorers are safe during their time with us. Our programmes are about being adventurous, wild and having fun with friends and we are excited to be able to provide this at a time when our explorers may need it the most.
Last year, our COVID-secure activities enabled over 5000 children to enjoy safe and adventurous weeks with other children there age. We were there to support key worker families.
At United Adventure Camps we are continually monitoring the evolving situation regarding COVID-19 in the UK. We want to reassure you that United Education internal risk assessments are ongoing and include monitoring the guidance of Public Health England (PHE) and the NHS. Our priority will remain the welfare of our campers, staff team and the wider community. We are therefore taking the necessary precautions and putting in place some additional measures to ensure the safe running of our camps.
What’s in place:
- We are now allowing parents to make flexible bookings and removing the restriction of the 2-day, 3-day or 5-day booking option. Parents can now choose their own booking patterns to align with their childcare needs.
- Children will remain in their bubbles of 16 per day, these groupings are subject to change on a daily basis, however staff will work to ensure they are kept as consistent as possible and children will be grouped according to the school they attend (this information will be gathered during the booking process).
- For programmes which take place outside such as our Survival programme, we have made the decision to increase the group size to 24 children where space permits. Due to the nature of this programme and the increased group size, children must join this group for the full week.
- We will keep up-to-date records of these groupings both on site and in head office to allow for test and trace should there be any positive Covid-19 cases on camp
- Groups will continue to operate in the bubble system in that individual groups will not mix at any point during the day.
- We will continue to follow the recommended occupancy levels or all areas of use at your school – there will be little to no change this area
- Staff will continue to wear masks where appropriate including during registration
- We will continue to test staff twice per week using lateral flow tests
- Continuing, as always, to follow stringent hygiene practices on all of our camps. To assist us with this we encourage you to ensure your child is aware of the importance of this and the basic practices of the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ campaign.
- Following PHE guidance to ensure that any staff, parents and campers who have travelled to affected regions and/or have been exposed to the virus do not attend camp.
- Increasing our staff training around health and hygiene practices and our internal policy regarding COVID-19. We are also supplying each camp with increased amounts of hand wash, hand sanitiser, and tissues.
- Working closely with our host venues to ensure a strict handover process surrounding the cleanliness of the venue.
- In the run-up to camp, we ask that if you have travelled to any affected regions or if have been exposed to the virus to please contact us immediately to discuss your booking. In the event that we are forced to close due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we will inform all parents immediately by email with as much notice as possible. In the event of a cancellation of our programmes beyond our control, we reserve the right to review and amend our cancellation policy.
Do you check temperatures on arrival?
Yes, we do. All temperatures will be checked upon arrival at all of our sites (with a temperature gun). Any children with a temperature over 37.5°C will unfortunately not be allowed to attend camp. You can check temperatures at home before coming to camp as long as you are able to provide proof.
What happens if a child is showing symptoms of Covid-19 whilst attending camp?
Our staff have had extensive training in identifying symptoms of Covid-19 and will isolate the child from other children on site and call their parents for collection. For guidance around symptoms of Covid-19 please refer to government advice.
How will the children be grouped on camp?
At United Adventure Camps, children will be grouped (bubbled) depending on the group they are booked into. This will mean that whenever your child is at camp with us they will be in the same group and interact with the same explorers and staff members.
Do staff and children have to wear masks on-site?
Staff will wear masks when moving around camp but not during activities. Children are not required to wear masks.
What is the refund policy around Covid-19?
If we are unable to run camps due to government guidelines / Covid-19, you will be entitled to a full refund.