Subject: Coronavirus | COVID-19 Impact
Date: 7th March 2020
Author: Gareth Lloyd, Senior Health & Safety Manager
We are reviewing the Coronavirus implications on a daily basis and continue to accept and adopt UK Government recommendations and advice – for the latest information and details: - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public#risk-level
At this juncture, all of our planned Challenges for 2020, both in the UK and to our Overseas destinations, are judged to be unaffected and we will be going ahead with our scheduled programme.
Our current view is that the impact of COVID-19 is very much in it’s infancy in the UK at present, and consistent monitoring is currently being implemented to review, assess, and if necessary incorporate, any additional control measures to ensure the safety and peace of mind of our Challengers.
Our supply chain is also subject to similar review.
The overall scenario is being discussed daily between this Company’s Health & Safety Manager and the Managing Director, and any updates will be posted to this page. Should additional Control Measures be deemed necessary, they will be incorporated into our Challenge specific Risk Assessments.
The duty of care that we afford our Challengers continues to be of paramount importance, and we always strive to ensure that the safety of our Challengers is never compromised.
UPDATE: 11/3/2020 Alan Cook, Managing Director
Please note our Terms and Conditions Clause 8, for how bookings are protected by rearrangement or refund in such circumstances where we would be forced to cancel challenges.
UPDATE: 16/03/2020 Alan Cook, Managing Director
We are continuously following the Coronavirus developments and the advice provided by the UK Government and Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
At this stage, it’s too early to know whether the current and looming restrictions applied both home and abroad will disrupt our challenges during the summer months.
Therefore, as it currently stands, Challenge Central still plans to operate all of our scheduled challenges, providing we are approved by the Government to do so.
This will be reviewed regularly and subject to change with Government advice, which we will duly update you with.