Thames21 activities to continue under safe guidelines: Update 16 October

Further COVID-19 restrictions will come into force in London this Saturday 17 October. These still allow organised activity for groups larger than six and up to 30 people, so long as these are fully risk-assessed and have measures in place to reduce infection risk.

This means that Thames21 can continue to support and deliver volunteering activity in outdoor open spaces and that London Rivers Week events can still take place.

The safety, health and wellbeing of the public, our volunteers and our staff are of paramount importance to us.

We recommend that where possible you choose local events you can get to either on foot or by bike and avoid public transport where possible.

We’ve amended our guidance slightly to ensure that we are taking all the necessary steps to keep everyone safe. We will organise events for larger groups only where we are confident that social distancing can be easily maintained at the assembly point and work site. Where space does not allow, our events will be capped at 15 people. All volunteer River Action Group activity is capped at 15 people, and all events must be booked in advance so that we can cap numbers at lower levels.

In addition, at our events, we will:

  • Thoroughly disinfect all equipment
  • Ensure social distancing on site
  • Provide hand wash or sanitisation stations
  • Ensure no tools are shared

If you are attending one of our events, you must:

  • Follow social distancing guidelines at all times on site
  • Follow instructions given by Thames21 staff
  • Let us know before the event and do not attend if you or anyone else in your household has coronavirus symptoms
  • Wear a face covering if travelling to the site via public transport

We will continue to monitor and review Government guidance and adjust our guidelines accordingly.
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The government has introduced a new system involving ‘local COVID alert levels’. Local COVID alert levels set out information for local authorities, residents and workers about what to do and how to manage the outbreak in their area.

There are 3 local COVID alert levels – medium (Tier 1), high (Tier 2), and very high (Tier 3).

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