COVID-19

You may have heard the recent announcement from the UK government that from the 14 October 2020 a new three-tier (medium, high, very high) approach to COVID-19 restrictions was introduced.
 
Despite these changes, I’m happy to confirm that outdoor and educational events in England can continue to run, for up to 30 people, whilst following our guidance to keep photography events safe and COVID-secure. 
 
Given the health and well-being benefits of being outdoors, I think it’s right to help people access the outdoors in a safe and responsible way.

Why can we continue with the new restrictions and with the “rule of six”?
 
Outdoor physical activity is exempt from restrictions affecting medium, high and very high tiers. Outdoor group walks are also exempt from the “rule of six” in accordance with UK Government guidance. These are exempt from the latest restrictions, as I have already met the protocols, and put extra measures in place to reduce the risks of COVID-19.  
 
What changes affecting travel should I be aware of?
 
The three-tier system means that people in England should not travel to or from very-high alert areas, and must not travel to lockdown areas in Wales.  Travel restrictions are changing quickly.
  
Keeping safe whilst out walking
 
I’m regularly and carefully considering, prior to each event my best approach for us all.