Stay Wild, Stay Safe

Having fun, being free, being safe together.

Our Wildwood Experience sessions are continuing however we've had to make some changes to the way we work due to the physical restrictions we are currently experiencing.  If you know us, then you know how difficult we find restrictions of any kind, however we want you to know that we do this because we want to keep our elders and more vulnerable friends and family safe and well, so we are grateful for your help with this.

We will be observing distancing rules, however parents / participants must acknowledge that participating young people may at times come into physical contact with others, particularly if they need first aid, or just through forgetfulness on their behalf.  We will do our best to make sure physical distancing is maintained with regular reminders, and activities which allow good distancing to be maintained.  We will also ensure that distanced seating around the camp fire is adhered to and that young people do not share tools, gloves, food or clothing.

In particular we need you to agree to the following;

  • If any young person, parent or member of their household / 'support bubble’ have any clear symptoms of Covid 19, we would prefer for the young person not to attend the session until a negative result is received.  

  • Each group forms a ‘Tribe’ for the duration of the day.  If any participant or staff member in that Tribe presents with clear Covid 19 symptoms at any time during the session, the session will end, parents will be notified and the individual will go for testing, with follow up checks from staff.

There may be other groups due to be at Frylands Wood which include the Woodshed nursery who have their own toilet block.  We will have our own site and will not come into contact with others.  We have use of a toilet block which is cleaned before and after we arrive and leave, and has sanitiser available to use on entry and exit.  Participants will be escorted to the toilets where there is a 'one in one out' policy. 

 

Tools will be kept to a minimum and disinfected before and after each use.   Craft materials such as clay, string, wool etc will be issued by staff wearing disposable gloves, and will not be shared.

We will provide each participant with their own sit mat should they wish it, which will be sanitised after use.

Participants need to bring their own name labelled water bottles and packed lunches.  We will be cooking marshmallows, but each participant will have their own cooking stick which we will burn afterwards, and staff will ensure they are wearing disposable gloves to handle the marshmallows and biscuits.  Other simple cooking may be able to take place at this time if we can ensure there is no 'communal' cooking, utensils or food.

We reserve the right to cancel sessions should government guidance change at any time, or if there is an incident within a Tribe / youth group 

Other than all of that, we will continue to be as Wild as we ever were, and look forward to getting back out there again!

If you have any other questions, please do get in touch by emailing  gowildcroydon@gmail.com