With all of Scotland moving forward in to phase 3 of lockdown easing, Ridelines have looked very carefully at what this means in terms of protecting our customers, ourselves, and the wider public. It’s really exciting to know that we can get back to work, which we will be doing on the 15th July as we begin delivering private tuition again.
This will be done in line with Scottish Government guidelines to which we have adhered when creating our Covid-19 policy which you can read HERE. This guidance will be sent to everyone at the time of booking so that there is absolute clarity in the responsibilities of ourselves and our customers when delivering our courses.
For our group courses, we will adhere to Scottish Government guidelines which allow people to meet from a maximum of 5 separate households. To guarantee we can meet that, we will reduce the ratio of our courses to 4 customers per instructor and will follow 2 meters social distancing as required. This will be continually reviewed as further lockdown easing measures are released.
For private tuition, we’re open for business with C-19 precautions in place. You can select your time and date for private tuition directly through our new online booking system on our website HERE.
Kids camp has been a much trickier decision. While organised outdoor activities can resume for young people, our kids camp is not just attended by local kids. We are fully aware that we will have kids attending from all over the UK, and even some from across Europe.
Furthermore, at the time of writing, 2 meters social distancing is also required for kids aged 12 and above. This would seriously impact the usual safety measures we put into our kids camp as well as the quality of the courses themselves.
With Glentress expected to be extremely busy over the coming weeks, we cannot guarantee that we can meet these social distancing measures and we are of course operating in line with the Scottish Government guidelines listed above. We also have to consider the gathering of parents (and often grandparents), and other members of the public, as they drop off and collect their kids at the beginning and end of each session in what will be a very crowded Buzzard’s Nest car park.
So with all this carefully considered, we feel it would not be responsible to run any of our kids camps under the current guidelines. It’s a heartbreaking decision for us to make but we feel it is the right one as we want to continue to play our part in reducing the spread coronavirus.
We are in the for the long haul and we will bounce back with kids camp when we can guarantee it will be run in an uncompromised way. We hope you understand this.
Anyone who has booked a kids camp place will be contacted directly with options on what to do next.
This has been a very challenging time for everyone but we are confident that everything is heading in the right direction and that by everyone playing our part, we will be able to get back to some form of normal sooner and on a more permanent basis.
If You’d like to be super pragmatic and already have a Ridelines Voucher. You can book one of our upcoming Kids Camps.