COVID-19 June 2021 Update


Welcome to our COVID-19 June 2021 update. This explains our current provision and details the state of play for upcoming bookings. We hope it provides the information needed and the reassurance you need to book with confidence. Of course, we are always available to chat through your requirements. Please don’t hesitate to Contact Us if you have any questions.

Mountain Activity Courses & Training

The great news to share in our COVID-19 June 2021 update is that we are well and truly back in business! Infact, we are extremely busy. There is no doubt everyone is extremely keen to be out enjoying both the summer weather and some great adventures. Please do get in touch sooner rather than later if you want to join us over the summer months.

In terms of what we can deliver, the answer is pretty much anything. We still have COVID control measures in place and we are asking course participants to take account of any local restrictions. Otherwise, we can now deliver courses and adventures as usual. We are, as is everyone, hopeful restrictions will be lifted fully soon, but in the meantime there is plenty of scope for great adventures.

Most of our overseas trips remain on hold until we have a clear picture of how the land lies. However, we know many people need something to look to and so we still expect to be able to run trips as normal in 2022. Please do Contact Us if you want to discuss an upcoming trip.

All Peak Mountaineering bookings are fully covered by our COVID guarantee which is detailed below.

Tor Lea Training First Aid Courses

All of our ITC first aid courses continue to run with COVID modifications. We are following all guidelines issued by our awarding organisation (ITC) and the First Aid Quality Partnership (FAQP), which includes the HSE, Awarding Organisations (including ITC), Voluntary Aid Sector providers and others.

Details on all our first aid courses are here. Just to say that we have been experiencing unprecedented demand and many of our upcoming first aid courses are full. Please don’t delay if you want a space.

All first aid bookings are fully covered by our COVID guarantee which is detailed below.

Double Black Bike Repairs

Double Black are fully open as usual and we have been exceptionally busy. The government guidance has allowed bike repair businesses to remain open and we know how important bikes are to people at the moment.  We are still offering our socially distanced collection and delivery service in the local area. You are also welcome to visit our workshop by appointment.  We are also open for any repairs under the government’s Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme. Details on all Double’s Blacks services are detailed here.  

All bike repairs, servicing and repair bookings are fully covered by our COVID guarantee which is detailed below.

Our COVID-19 Guarantee

We want you to have the confidence to book a course with us without the risk of losing your payment. Our guarantee is simple.  If you are unable to proceed with your booking we will offer you a refund or change of course date as prefered. 

This is whether due to government restrictions related to Covid-19 or a change in your personal circumstances. This could include changes to government guidance or enforced self-isolation or illness. We are applying this guarantee to all future bookings until the COVID-19 crisis is resolved.

How Are We Making Things As Safe As Possible?

All of our activities adhere to the government COVID Secure criteria regarding health, social distancing and hygiene.  

We are also accredited through the Visit Britain ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard.  This requires businesses to complete appropriate risk assessments and to undertake a self assessment process.     

Our updated systems ensure good hygiene practices are in place during courses. Equipment is also managed between courses to eliminate virus transmission risk.  For our first aid courses we have changed some aspects of our delivery. We feel confident we can supply the top quality training experience we are known for with minimal disruption to participants.

All participants are required to complete a COVID-19 Medical Declaration before attending a course.

We Are Staying Flexible

Our COVID-19 April 2021 update explains the current position and we will continue to keep a close watch on government guideline changes to ensure we are ready to strengthen or relax measures at short notice.  Our practices are also ready to adapt if there are any changes to scientific advice.

We Want You To Feel Confident

If you want access to any of our risk assessments please don’t hesitate to ask.  These clarify the specific steps we are taking to minimise risk and we are more than happy to let you read them if you wish.

Blue skies and great adventures await us all.