COVID Secure Travel Policy
|Prepared/reviewed by: ||James Hall, Frank Fletcher, Laura Davis|
|Purpose:||Inform and educate on how to keep pre and post trip travel as COVID secure as possible.|
|To be read by:||Operations Managers, all team members, Trust Leads, Travel/Hospital Volunteers and Skippers before any activity.|
|Also refer to:||Temperature check policy and limitations|
|Last updated:||Friday 10 June 2021|
BEFORE BOARDING THE TRANSPORT
- Brief the young people on what is going to happen before you set off.
- Complete temperature checks – this must be done before an individual is allowed on to the transport (a high temperature is usually considered to be 38C or above – see the ‘Temperature check policy and limitations’ for full details)
- Parents/guardians should not leave until their young person has had a satisfactory temperature check.
What to do if someone has a high temperature?
Sadly, they won’t be able to join us and must go home with their parent/guardian. Let the Trust team know by contacting (depending on the trip):
- Young Persons and Hospital Liaison (North/South)
- Returns Trip Coordinator
What if someone is displaying COVID symptoms?
Sadly, they won’t be able to join us too and must go home with their parent/guardian. Know what to look out for. The main COVID symptoms are:
- high temperature
- new, continuous cough
- loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
Click here for more information -Symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)
ONCE ON BOARD
- Everyone must sanitise their hands as they get on to the transport.
- People should spread out as much of possible – use all the available space (you don’t need to go so far as measuring distance).
- Unless someone is medically exempt, masks must be worn for the whole journey, including children under 11, even if people are more than 2m apart. The Trust will have masks for anyone who doesn’t have their own.
- Encourage everyone to keep their voice down and don’t play music so loud people need to speak up – raised voices increases particles being released into the shared air. Anyone using personal headphones should be ok unless they start singing out loud!
- Ventilation is important - keep fresh air flowing through windows and/or roof vents.
- For Taste of the Trust return journeys only, everyone should sit in the same seat as they did on the way there to reduce the risk of cross-contamination.
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