The Urban Historian Heritage Walks Update 16 September 2020
Number of Guests limited to 12**
Contact details for each household will be taken and retained for 21 Days
Guide will wear a face mask when facing the group
Handouts and Illustrations will not be passed around. These will be printed & Laminated at A3 and will be sanitised before and after the walk.
Guests are requested to wear a face covering if its possible
Please maintain 2-metre social distancing at all times between groups of 6/2 when stopped at a site
Please walk in single-file to allow others to pass safely
We will only stop where it is possible for others to pass safely
Hands Sanitiser will be available if you need it.
We hope to start using a wireless tour guide system (which will be cleaned between tours) when a suitable system is sourced.
** Based on advice from The Scottish Tourism Alliance, walks can go ahead as long as social distancing and current rules are followed. We can accommodate a maximum of 12 people on each walk in two separate ‘bubbles’ of 6 people from two households’ Each group of 6 must stay 2m away from the other and the guide and should not mingle together. It is possible for others to join the walk as a single person or a couple in one household to join as along as the 2 meter social distancing is respected.
The STA Covid-19 Update from 15 September 2020
We’ve been receiving a number of queries relating to private/guided tours and ‘the rules’…
We consulted Gordon Morrison, CEO Association of Scotland’s Visitor Attractions who shared the following with us which has been confirmed by the Scottish Government.
I’ve had a number of queries, unsurprisingly, from members specifically about guided tours at attractions and how many people can be on them. I enquired if attractions that conduct guided tours can have more than 6 people/2 households on one of their tours, as long as each of the separate groups on the tour are no bigger than 6/2 and kept 2 metres apart from other separate groups.
As long as the separate individual groups do not exceed more than 6/2, there can be more than one of these groups on a tour. The key thing is that each separate group is suitably distanced (2m) and does not mingle with another group on the tour.