Friday 8 May 2020

BMC launches Covid-19 proposed recovery plan for climbing and hill walking

The BMC have put together a new recovery plan for the next stages out of lockdown to put to the government for approval.

Over the past two weeks, the newly formed BMC Covid-19 Working Group has been working hard to develop proposals for phased re-opening of the outdoors for hill walking and climbing. The culmination of this, so far, is a Covid-19 recovery plan for climbing & hill walking which has been submitted to English and Welsh government ministers and departments.

Rob Dyer, BMC Access & Conservation Officer (England) said: “This recovery plan aims to give government ministers and their advisors clear information specific to climbing and hill walking on how access to the outdoors for our activities could resume in a safe way as lockdown eases. We eagerly await the announcements from the Prime Minister expected this weekend and hope that this recovery plan influences thinking on a safe return to outdoor activities when lockdown begins to phase out. This is only the beginning of course and there is lots yet to be done, particularly once government strategy is made public, so watch this space as the situation develops.”

A link to the BMC website and recovery plan can be found here.