Karos Adventure

Coronavirus Update - 23/07/2020

Open Canoeing Expeditions

We are pleased to be able to confirm that we will be delivering a number of Open Gold Canoeing Expeditions during the summer. Please go to our Open Gold Canoeing page for further details.

We are also pleased to announce the launch of our Open Silver Expeditions which will run during July & August. Please go to out Open Silver Canoeing page for details.

Open Walking Expeditions

We can now confirm that we have a number of opportunities for participants to join our Open Walking Expeditions. We have a number of Open Gold and Open Silver Expeditions in August and October, and a number of Open Bronze Expeditions running during October half-term. Please go to our Open Bronze Qualifying, Open Silver Walking or Open Gold Walking pages for dates and information.

School Expedition Programmes

Following the Department of Education's guidelines announced on 2nd July 2020 regarding schools reopening in September, we will be offering single day planning and training sessions, including navigation training and paddle skills training. These will be non-residential in line with the guidelines. Regrettably, the guidelines prevent us from being able to deliver any overnight residentials in 2020, and we are liaising with all schools to rearrange residential training and expeditions for 2021.

We will ensure that everyone who registered on their DofE journey in 2020 is offered the opportunity to complete their expedition, and their DofE Award, during 2021. External factors, such as exams, are being taken into consideration in planning dates so as to minimise any impact to the academic progress of participants. We have also developed a Silver Direct Entrant programme which is being offered to schools and which complies with temporary expedition changes implemented by DofE to meet the needs of those affected by the cancellation of expeditions in 2020.

We encourage all DofE participants during this time to follow the advice from DofE on how to continue your Award during this period and to complete your Volunteering, Skills and Physical sections (#DofEWithADifference).

COVID-19 Procedures

We have received the Visit Britain's "We're Good to Go" Industry Standard.

All our events will comply with COVID-19 safe procedures. We have made changes to our Standard Operating Procedures and Risk Assessments to assess our COVID-19 risks and implement safe procedures in line with Government guidelines. Further details will be sent out with Joining Instructions issued prior to each event.

Like all those involved in delivering these activities, we have a responsibility for the health and safety of all participants, school staff and expedition leaders, and a duty to protect members of the public from our actions. We understand that this is disappointing for all those involved, but we believe that it is the right thing to do in order to help beat the spread of this virus.

Our office remains open throughout this time, and we will work proactively to support all schools, participants and our leaders through this period.

For advice and guidance from DofE - https://www.dofe.org/dofewithadifference

Department of Education advice - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-advice-for-educational-settings/coronavirus-travel-guidance-for-educational-settings

UK Government and NHS advice - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

We send our very best wishes to all our participants and our team of leaders and pray that you remain safe during these challenging times.

Welcome to Karos Adventure

With over 30 years' experience in delivering DofE Expeditions and training, Karos Adventure are one of the leading providers of DofE Expeditions in the Midlands area and beyond.

We provide a quality, well-organised and friendly service to schools and organisations that work with young people from all walks of life. With the option of walking or canoeing expeditions at all levels, we can offer standard or tailored programmes to meet your requirements.

Please contact us to discuss how we can support your DofE Expeditions.

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