Following the latest amendment (December 1st 2020) to Government COVID-19 guidelines with regards to guided tours under Tier 2 'Bring Your Baby' may continue to run guided tours which operate in line with social contact rules:
Indoors: If it is possible to ensure that groups of a single household/support bubble do not mingle on a guided tour, it can go ahead.
Outdoors: If it is possible to ensure that groups of more than six (or larger if they are from one household) do not mingle on a guided tour, it can go ahead.
People must stay in their own group at all times throughout the tour.
Tours may take place indoors or outdoors provided businesses undertake risk assessments in line with this guidance document and put any necessary mitigations in place.
The above information can be found here:
Last updated 1st December 2020.
I will be wearing a visor.
I will be monitoring distances between groups/parties/bubbles of customers during each walk, and asking each group/party/bubble to stand with as much distance between them as possible, and always at least 1 metre+ apart. Customers should not gather whilst standing or travelling during a guided walk in a group/party/bubble larger than 6 people - including adults and children of any age - as per 'rule of 6' restrictions.
I will be carrying a printed risk assessment, the government guidelines and any other necessary documentation on my person to present as proof that we are abiding by the 'rule of 6' guidelines, and not breaking the law.
In each walk's description I have also provided information which will be useful for customers before they book, such as opportunities we will have to stop to feed and change, or grab a take-away coffee from an outdoor venue (as long as it is done following social distancing protocol). For the time being we will not be able to take refreshment indoors, but I always include places we can tend to babies, and customers are welcome to stop or rest at any time.
As we are not always able to stop for take-away refeshment, I always advise bringing sufficient drinks and snacks to sustain you and your children.