precautions for covid-19

UPDATE ON COVID-19 PROCEDURES (updated 26.07.20)

For off-island visitors wishing to come to the Centre this summer, please see the Gov' Country Classification List in this link; https://www.gov.je/Health/Coronavirus/Travel/Pages/DeclaringTravelHistory.aspx 

GREEN status visitors - please bring/send documentation of your negative PCR test for our records. 
AMBER status visitors - please wait 5days for your 2nd negative PCR test and then send/bring documentation for our records.
RED status visitors - please self isolate for the mandatory 14days, then send documentation of a negative test prior.

As per Gov' advice - under 11yr olds do not require a test.

Let's stay safe whilst we have some long overdue fun this summer!

Kind regards,
Valley Adventure Team



UPDATE ON COVID-19 PROCEDURES (updated 04.07.20)

Jersey's borders are now open!
We love to have visitors from near and far to the Centre, but in order to keep everyone as safe as possible this season - if you're arriving from outside of Jersey, as per Gov' advice, please provide documentary evidence of a negative PCR test before arriving at the Centre.
If you're arriving from outside the island and have decided to be swab-tested at the airport or harbour, then please refrain from coming to the Centre while waiting for the results.  



UPDATE ON COVID-19 PROCEDURES (updated 01.07.20)

We've taken some time to evaluate the latest Gov' guidelines/advice and what it means for the Centre's operations, thank you for your patience.
In brief; 
We're fully open, with a site capacity of 40 persons.
We're open for parties (site capacity dependent, please call & book in advance).
We're open for all harnessed activities (with limitations on the number of attending bubbles, please call & book in advance).
Some activity specific equipment will only be available for use/bookings every 3 days (again, please call ahead to avoid disappointment). 
We aren't requiring customers to wear masks, but instructors will continue to do so whenever within 2m of of customers. 

C19 SITE RULES;
1) Please do not attend if you or anyone in your bubble is showing flu like symptoms, inc the new continuous cough.
(A continuous cough is defined as coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours.)
2) Please sanitise your hands on arrival.
4) Please keep a minimum of 1m distance from Instructors and other bubbles whilst on site and participating in activities.
5) Please sanitise your hands before and after touching equipment and PPE (your instructor will advise you when this is necessary) 
6) Please avoid touching your face (if you touch your face whilst on an activity, we have to stop the activity and wipe down everything you touched on your way back to the safe zone part of the activity) 
7) We're still advising you go before come down to the Centre, but if the situation arises - we now have a dedicated customer toilet, please use the blue sanitising wipes provided to clean any points of contact and put it in the separate bin provided. Toilets are disinfected floor to ceiling and then power washed clean every evening. 

PLEASE KEEP YOUR DISTANCE
The Gov advised 1m distance must be kept at all possible times please, the Gov says if a person must enter another close space - within 0.5m - it must not be for more than 15mins. Please keep 1m from Instructors and other customer 'bubbles' alike.
Entry into a customers or instructors close space (within 0.5m) will only be made for necessary safety procedures. These procedures do not exceed more than 3minutes per person. 

Safety procedures where an instructor will be within 0.5m;
1) Harnessing - 1min to 2mins max per person. 
2) Attachment to safety systems - 30secs on Aerial Trekking and Powerfan, 1min on Zipwire, to 3mins max on King Swing. 

KIDS CLUB
We are running this summer's Adventure Club in 2 bubbles; one for full week attendees, and another for part week attendees.
Children's bubble allocation will be identified by a fluorescent colored arm band.
Each bubble will be assigned the same instructors at a ratio of 1:6 for the week. 
Lunch area will be zoned, with extra picnic tables and shelter provided.
The children will do the same activities, for the same duration, just 10mins apart to allow for disinfectant procedures.
The children will have their own dedicated PPE (i.e harness) for the duration of their Adventure week/part week.
An email will go out to all attendees parents 2 days before - please advise if your child is at all unwell. 

SIGNS and HAND HYGIENE 
Please pay attention to the numerous signs around site. 
If you require hand santiser on an activity - the instructor carries a portable alcohol solution. Otherwise there are fixed solutions in both cabins, in the tower, by the toilets, in the marquees and on the greeting fence. 
If you have ingrained dirt and require soap and running water - you can wash your hands at the toilets, at the front of the cabin and at the paintball arena gate.

If you have any questions regarding our C19 infection control policy, please email the Centre Manager.
Or ask any member of staff on site for the hard-copy.

Thank you all, we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Valley Adventure Team




UPDATE ON COVID-19 PROCEDURES (updated 22.05.20)

 

We are confident that as an outdoor centre we can limit close contact between customers, and the risk of infection will be low.

With the current guidance we are able to open a small range of activities (Laser Combat, Splatmaster, Paintball and Archery) with the following procedures and changes in place:

- All bookings must be made in household groups of up to 2 groups per session (if a booking is made for two groups it will be agreed between the households. Private sessions for one household are also available)

- If a booking is made for two households, they will be on opposing teams, and will maintain physical distance at all times

- Customers will be greeted by their instructor who will be their sole contact at the centre. A minimum of 2m will be kept at all times between separate households, and the Centre staff

- Customers are asked to wash hands on arrival, and hand sanitiser is located for customer use at various points, plus a mobile sanitiser unit to be take to the activity area

- Customers are asked not to come to the centre if they, or anyone in their household, are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19, or have received a positive test in the last 14 days (including household members not present at the activity)

- Equipment will be allocated to participants at the beginning of the session, and will not be swapped within or between groups.

- Activity equipment will be disinfected with appropriate solutions between each use

- Touch points and surfaces will be cleaned at multiple points during the day

- Advice posters issued by the Government of Jersey will be on display around the centre

- Limit of 2 activities in different areas of the centre running per session

These procedures will be ammended and updated as and when necessary, and in accordance with all Government advice. Our full infection control policy can be viewed upon request.

HOW WILL COVID-19 AFFECT ACTIVITIES?

As an outdoor centre we are in a good position to limit the spread of infection, as our activities allow plenty of space between all customers, with the above rules in place.

 

PARTIES AND GROUP BOOKINGS

Parties involving multiple households are unfortunately not yet permitted. An alternative to a children's party is our household vs household battles

 

KID’S ADVENTURE CLUB

Currently Our Kid’s Adventure Club is cancelled for May, and is under review for the Summer.

 

BE VIGILANT AND SAFE!

Wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds frequently throughout the day, or use hand sanitiser where hand washing is not possible.

If you have recently been off island or have any symptoms please contact the office to reschedule your visit for a later date

 

We are monitoring the news closely and will keep you all informed over the coming weeks. We would like to thank you all for your continued support, and hope to see you all soon

 

Thank you

The Valley Adventure Team

UPDATE ON COVID-19 PROCEDURES (updated 19.03.20)

 

With the current concerns about COVID-19, we want to keep all our customers up to date with the latest advise and protocols, along with the measure we are implementing at the centre.

The well being of our customers, staff and all Jersey citizens and visitors is our highest priority, and we are taking every step to reduce risk as much as possible.

Our protocols will be reviewed daily in line with any changes in guidance, and any changes necessary will be made with immediate effect.

We are confident that as an outdoor centre we can limit close contact between customers, and the risk of infection will be low.

With immediate effect we have implemented the following

  • Hand sanitiser units have been installed in key areas, including before customers handle equipment

  • Staff running sessions will carry pocket hand sanitisers for anyone who requires another dose

  • All equipment has been cleaned using appropriate cleaning solutions, and will be cleaned between uses.

  • Staff will have access to hand sanitiser before handing equipment out to customers

  • Touch points and surfaces will be cleaned multiple times a day

  • Blue roll available to dry hands kept by the hand washing station

  • Advice posters issued by the Government of Jersey will be on display around the centre

  • Limit of 12 people per activity (excluding Paintball)

  • Limit of 2 activities in different areas of the centre running per session

  • Advising customers over 65 to not attend the centre

  • Ensuring that those coming to the centre have not been to one of the listed countries in the last 14 days, or have not been requested to self-isolate for any other reason

 

HOW WILL COVID-19 AFFECT ACTIVITIES?

As an outdoor centre we are in a good position to limit the spread of infection, as our activities allow plenty of space between all customers. We are continuing to take bookings for open session experiences, parties and Kid’s Club.

 

PARTIES AND GROUP BOOKINGS

Our parties and group bookings will not be affected, as the nature of the activities means close contact can be avoided. All equipment will be cleaned between parties.

 

KID’S ADVENTURE CLUB

Currently Our Kid’s Adventure Club will go ahead as planned, unless Government advice changes. The children will be encouraged to wash their hands regularly, and hand sanitiser will be available to them. Group size will be limited. Due to the nature of the activities close contact can be avoided. We will be contacting all camp parents is in the week before camp if there are any changes we will need to put in place.

 

BE VIGILANT AND SAFE!

Wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds frequently throughout the day, or use hand sanitiser where hand washing is not possible.

If you have recently been off island or have any symptoms please contact the office to reschedule your visit for a later date

 

We are monitoring the news closely and will keep you all informed over the coming weeks. We would like to thank you all for your continued support, and hope to see you all soon

 

Thank you

The Valley Adventure Team

Valley Adventure Centre, Mont a la Brune, St Brelade, JE3 8FL

Tel: 01534 638888

info@valleyadventure.je

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