Networking safely outdoors with Freshwalks – We’re Good To Go

14 August, 2020

We’ve met the ‘Good to Go’ industry standard and now we’re ready to get back to the hills.

In light of lockdown restrictions steadily easing, our walks are now back up and running – with safety precautions in place to protect the health and safety of our attendees.

Ahead of your walk, we will provide a strict set of instructions regarding social distancing, travelling to the start of the walk and ensuring that all our attendees feel safe and comfortable throughout the day. It is important that you read and respect these rules before taking part in any Freshwalks events. If you have not received these rules 48 hours before the walk is due to start, please contact

Is it safe?

Freshwalks are regularly reviewing the latest government guidance and updating our risk assessments to reflect any changes. The health and safety of our attendees is our top priority and we will continue to review and evolve the measures we currently have in place.

Right now, we believe that Freshwalks is needed more than ever to:

  • Combat isolation
  • Improve mental health
  • Provide a safer environment for networking
  • Connect teams and individuals
  • Increase physical fitness and general immunity


Good To Go!

We have passed the ‘Good to Go’ industry standard to assure you that Freshwalks adheres to Government and public health guidance.

Better Outside

Control measures include ensuring that areas are well-ventilated, and where’s better ventilated than the great outdoors?

Dr Michael Head, a senior research fellow in global health from the University of Southampton, told HuffPost UK there is already “good evidence” to show risks of respiratory infectious disease transmission are lower outdoors.

Furthermore, studies have shown that sunlight and UV help to break down the virus at a much quicker rate – meaning that the virus survives a much shorter time on surfaces outside.

Although there’s still a lot that we don’t know about the virus, evidence generally points towards us being safer outdoors.


What should I expect on the day?

Freshwalks are regularly reviewing the latest government guidance and updating our risk assessments to reflect any changes. Updated rules will be sent to all attendees prior to the walk listing the safety measures in place. This includes a strict set of rules to be followed on the day.

Advice and safety measures have been put in place regarding:

  • Travelling to the venue
  • Greeting Freshwalkers
  • Social distancing
  • First aid
  • On-walk considerations
  • Post-walk requirements
  • Detail-sharing for track and trace

If you’re attending a walk in the next 48 hours and you’ve not received these details, please contact us.


What to do if you suspect you have come into contact with COVID

If you are experiencing any symptoms or believe you may have come into contact with coronavirus, we strictly ask that DO NOT ATTEND your planned event.

If you are quarantining, we will do our best to move your ticket forward to an appropriate date. Please inform us straight away.

You can view the full list of symptoms and NHS advice here.


What should I do if I experience symptoms after an event?

If you are experiencing symptoms after an event or believe you may have been exposed to coronavirus, we recommend that you notify us straight away, get tested as soon as you are able to and update us with your results.

We will be sharing details with any facilities that host us, such as pubs and beer gardens in order to facilitate track and trace.



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