Individual Volunteering - the latest Ramblers advice

Published: 15th June 2020

Restrictions are starting to ease, giving walkers more freedom – but it’s clear that COVID-19 has not gone away. We want to update you with the latest information on our approach to re-starting activities, and the activities which can re-start from Friday 12th June onwards.   
We will take a cautious and phased approach to restart Ramblers Walking for Health activities, in accordance with the latest government guidelines. We have to be flexible in our planning, organise our activities in different ways, and work together to ensure that activities can restart in a way which is safe and responsible.  
From Friday 12th June onwards, Ramblers Walking for Health volunteers will be able to complete recces and risk assessments of routes.  All group walks and activities remain suspended until further notice.  
What you need to do next
Whilst these activities can restart from Friday 12th June, they don’t have to. There maybe measures you want to put in place to ensure your volunteer’s safety and, volunteering is a personal choice – and we want to support everyone to make the right decision for their personal circumstances.  
Please visit the website for information about our phased approach to restarting activities, and the next steps to take, including:  

What about group walks?  
At this stage, all Ramblers group walks remain suspended until further notice.   
We are working on guidance to reintroduce walks and other group activities in a way which is safe and responsible.  
In the meantime, you can recce routes to get ready for when group walks can restart – subject to the latest government guidelines. Please take a look at our FAQs for more information about recceing walks at this time.  
We continue to review our guidance daily. Please do look at the Ramblers website for the latest updates and frequently asked questions: 
Thank you and best wishes
Ramblers Walking for Health Team