Full disclosure of all relevant medical information is needed so that we can make informed decisions and keep participants safe. This includes:
heart or blood circulation condition.
problems with breathing, including asthma.
bone or joint conditions, weak muscles or tendons, including Osgood-Schlatter disease or Scoliosis (curvature of the spine).
panic attacks, anxiety, stress, seizures, or psychological disorders.
learning difficulties, including Autism or Asperger's Syndrome.
visual or hearing impairment.
recent referral to or seen by a hospital doctor or surgeon.
currently receiving any prescribed medication.
allergies e.g. hayfever, nuts, penicillin, animal hair or fur etc.
All of this information helps us to develop and implement strategies to help support participants on their expedition.
Mobility aids and adaptions
In certain situations, participants may benefit from various support arrangements to help them complete their expedition. These can include:
Full disclosure of information on our medical consent form will help us to determine where such support is required. Participants should also discuss this with their school staff who will then liaise with ourselves to ensure all appropriate support measures are available.