The bulk of our trips only take 4-6 guests, this means that we carry on as usual & social distancing is the new normal.
Most of our photography holidaysdo not see strangers sharing same room accommodation, so nothing will change there. Social distancing should be relatively easy; our policy has always been to have single occupancy at no extra charge for the bulk of our holidays unless the persons sharing the room are from the same household.
In the case of the seal photography weeks, we will be fully encouraging our guests to use their own transportation to & from the photography locations.
On all our photography holidays we will be asking the following
That participants maintain a 2m socially distanced gap from each other where possible.
That participants wear masks or face coverings at any indoor area made use of during the photography workshop or tour.
That participants understand that we will conduct regular temperature checks for staff & participants.
That participants confirm, prior to the photography holiday commencing, that they have followed current government guidance, including self-isolating if they (or their contacts) have tested positive or suffer any symptoms.
That participants have necessary travel insurance in place in accordance with the regulations of the country in which the photography holiday is taking place.
That participants have the necessary proof of negative COVID tests which have taken place in accordance with the regulations of the country in which the photography trip is taking place.
That participants will follow the guidance & requests of our photography leaders regarding remaining socially distanced when requested to do so.
For transportation on our photography trips, we will be following the requirements & the regulations of the country in which the photography holiday is taking place. Currently, these vary massively by country however, some are easy to answer straight away.
For India, we have only ever had one person per row on the safari jeeps & this is how it will be in the future.
For our photography holiday in Costa Rica, we use a 20-seater bus, so our guides & five guests should find it easy to remain socially distanced.
Greece has some interesting regulations & requirements, which means we will have to make some changes, but we will address those nearer the time.
For all other trips, we will be closely following the social distancing requirements & regulations of the respective country.
We will be requesting that all hotels, & other locations that we make use of, where practical, have a published COVID-19 risk assessment & procedures policy which has been made available to us & is in accordance with the regulations of the country in which the photography holiday is taking place.