Read our latest statement regarding Oakes Camps and COVID-19

What about Covid?

What are we doing?

Before you come on camp, we will:

  • Have fully Risk assessed every aspect of camp and gained the “Good to Go” standard from the tourist organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  • Test all our team twice weekly
  • Test all non-regular team members before allowing them on site
  • Have increased our cleaning routines of all areas especially high touch points
  • Have CO2 monitors in key rooms to ensure adequate ventilation as well as a mobile CO2 monitor with a regular schedule of checks
  • Encourage the use of face coverings by all of our staff when indoors
  • Have hand sanitiser and tissues available in all rooms and increasing frequency of handwashing for everyone on site

While camps are running, we will:

  • Have increased our cleaning routines of all areas especially high touch points
  • Run separate front of house and backstage teams to lessen direct contacts with campers.
  • Encourage the use of face coverings by all our staff when indoors
  • Have hand sanitiser and tissues available in all rooms and increasing frequency of handwashing for everyone on site
  • Be asking all campers and parents/carers a set of Covid-safe questions before allowing entry to site (see below)
  • Be asking all visitors to log in for tracing purposes
  • Ask all visitors to sanitise their hands before coming on site
  • Restrict dormitories to a maximum of 6 campers to reduce transmission risk
  • Use regular CO2 checks to determine correct ventilation of all rooms
  • Have contingency plans in place for the event of someone showing symptoms during camp (camper or team)
  • Operate a modified programme to run as much of camp outdoors as possible

Covid pre-entry questions

  1. Have you felt unwell in the last few days? Yes/ No
  2. Have you had a recent new continuous cough? Yes/ No
  3. As far as you know, do you have a high temperature? Yes/ No
  4. Has your sense of taste and smell changed recently? Yes/ No
  5. Have you been told to self-isolate in the last 10 days? Yes/ No

Symptoms during camp?

In the event of a camper showing signs of Covid-19 whilst on camp, in accordance with guidance from the government and the National Youth Agency:

  • The camper will be asked to isolate immediately.
  • The parents/carers of the camper will be asked to come and collect their camper and take them home as soon as possible.
  • The parents/carers of all campers in the same dormitory may be asked to come and pick up their campers and take them home as soon as possible based on the advice of NHS Test and Trace.
  • The camper showing symptoms will be asked to get a PCR test as soon as possible.
  • If that test shows positive then NHS Test and Trace will contact those in close contact regarding further isolation etc.
  • If that test is negative campers may contact The Oakes regarding returning to camp at the discretion of the camp leader.

Risk assessment

For more information, see our COVID-19 risk assessment