Saturday 14th March 2020.
This Green Moon recognises its responsibility to ensure the risks of contracting or transferring of Coronavirus (COVID-19) are mitigated/minimised in accordance with the latest Government guidelines.
Below are the procedures This Green Moon has identified as ‘Best Practice’.
If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, do not attend any of the sessions we currently have planned. Do not leave your home for 7 days from when your symptoms started.
This also applies to This Green Moon staff/facilitators.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
● new continuous cough and/or
● high temperature
When arriving at This Green Moon please ensure that all feet are disinfected at the foot dip (entrance gate) This is to reduce the spread of disease to animals on the farm.
Public gates between fields will be kept open where possible to reduce cross contamination from hardware. Gate hardware will be disinfected at the beginning of each session.
Extra hand wash stations have been added to the event meadow and the bar area along with the existing toilet station. These have clean running water and liquid soap and will be pointed out to attendees at the start of every session.
Regular hand washing (following NHS guidelines) will be enforced before any eating, toolwork, craft or natural construction activities are carried out.
NHS Guidelines: Cleaning your hands frequently throughout the day by washing with soap and water for 20 seconds or using hand sanitiser will help protect you and the people around you.
Planned sessions and private bookings will be exclusive to the client and number of participants must be confirmed 1 week in advance of the session.
On no occasion will there be more than one group booking on site at any one time.
Where reasonably practicable all activities that include close contact or holding of hands will be avoided until further notice.
The woodland benefits from excellent throughflow of fresh air. Areas of canvas shelter will be opened fully to ensure unrestricted airflow.
Mass gatherings have been reduced to 150 persons at any one time.
The compost toilet is used on a daily basis for smaller sessions.
This is cleaned at the start and end of every session. All contact surfaces (handles, toilet seat, soap dispensers, sawdust trowel) are sanitised at frequent intervals dependent on usage, cleaning schedule will be logged.
For mass gatherings where portaloo units are in use all contact surfaces (handles, toilet seats, taps, flushers, hand cleaner dispensers) will be sanitised at frequent intervals and timings will be logged.
Any planned forest school based sessions that include an element of cooking with children will be put on hold until further notice. Parents/carers will be informed to bring packed lunches in situations where sessions run all day.
Emergency contact numbers are always collected and if a participant shows signs of symptoms they will be made comfortable away from the group and pick up will be arranged as soon as possible.
Sticks used for toasting marshmallows will be either disposable/single use or stainless steel wipeable until further notice.