We realise many of you may be worried and concerned about the Covid19 virus and how this affects any events you may be attending. We are of course monitoring the situation and will keep you updated if any of the information from the government regarding what we can or should do, changes.
Below we have pulled together some information from Public Health England, for you along with our plans of how to minimise any risks, but please do be reassured our events are very small, with our largest group numbers being 10 and the majority or our events being held outside of city centres in isolated areas.
What we at Wild Arena are doing
There is currently no advice requiring the cancellation of group events, and as our group events are exceptionally small, our terms and conditions currently remain unchanged. Obviously, we will keep you up to date with the current advice from Public Health England and the Government and advise all customers if any action is required. In the meantime, we are putting some measures in place to reduce the risks of any virus being spread between customers. So unless you here from us the event will go ahead as planned.
We will of course be monitoring our guides for any signs of the virus and removing and isolating them and other guides they have had contact with, should the need arise. We do run tours but currently none of our guides have been out of the country in the last 3 weeks.
Vehicle Based Workshops:
Tissues will be available for all customers. Each vehicle will have a lidded rubbish bin within it for the disposal of used tissues, which will be emptied between each event. Each vehicle will also have a supply of hand sanitiser fluid for customers to use as appropriate. Each vehicle will also have a supply of disinfectant wipes (biodegradable where possible) for customers to use if they wish.
We will disinfect all regularly used surfaces between events.
Studio Based Workshops:
Tissues will be available for all customers. The studio is equipped with a lidded rubbish bin for the disposal of used tissues, which will be emptied between each event. There will also be a supply of hand sanitiser fluid available in the studio for customers to use as appropriate. There are also hand washing facilities available in the W.C.
We will disinfect all regularly used surfaces between each use of the studio.
Information about the virus
A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in January 2020.
The incubation period of COVID-19 is between 2 to 14 days. This means that if a person remains well 14 days after contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus, they have not been infected.
Signs and symptoms of COVID-19
The following symptoms may develop in the 14 days after exposure to someone who has COVID-19 infection:
· – cough
· – difficulty in breathing
· – fever
Generally, these infections can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.
How COVID-19 is spread
From what we know about other coronaviruses, spread of COVID-19 is most likely to happen when there is close contact (within 2 metres or less) with an infected person.
It is likely that the risk increases the longer someone has close contact with an infected person.
Respiratory secretions produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes containing the virus are most likely to be the main means of transmission.
There are 2 main routes by which people can spread COVID-19:
· – infection can be spread to people who are nearby (within 2 metres) or possibly could be inhaled into the lungs.
· – it is also possible that someone may become infected by touching a surface, object or the hand of an infected person that has been contaminated with respiratory secretions and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes (such as touching doorknob or shaking hands then touching own face)
There is currently little evidence that people who are without symptoms are infectious to others.
Preventing spread of infection
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus.
Public Health England (PHE) recommends that the following general cold and flu precautions are taken to help prevent people from catching and spreading COVID-19:
· – cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze. See Catch it, Bin it, Kill it
· – put used tissues in the bin straight away
· – wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available. See hand washing guidance
· – try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
· – clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
· – do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
If you are worried about symptoms, please call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.
Face masks for the general public are not recommended to protect from infection, as there is no evidence of benefit from their use outside healthcare environments.
People who have returned from Hubei Province, including Wuhan, in the last 14 days should self-isolate whether they have symptoms or not. This includes avoiding attending an education setting or work until 14 days after they leave Hubei Province.
People who have returned from Hubei Province, including Wuhan, in the last 14 days should avoid attending work. They should call NHS 111 for advice and self-isolate
Advice is in place for what to do if you have returned in the last 14 days from specified countries or areas which is being updated on an ongoing basis.
We do hope this information helps but should you wish to speak with us about any concerns you have then please do call the office.