We understand many of you may be concerned about the potential impact of covid-19 on our larp events this year. This statement is to inform everyone of our intentions going forward.
All of ERDA’s Covid-19 policies will be informed by current Government and NHS advice: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
We fully intend to continue running all three events for 2020. However, if the worst comes to worst and we have to cancel an event, we will be automatically rolling paid tickets over to the next event you are able to attend.
If a player would prefer to refund the ticket if we are forced to cancel an event, please email us and we can sort that out for you.
Please follow all of the NHS general advice and DO NOT ATTEND events if you have travelled to one of the NHS named countries within 14 days of the event.
Please find the list here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/advice-for-travellers/
We will also be issuing additional on-field safety advice and what to do if you feel unwell on field and what ERDA will be doing to help minimize the risks.
Please rest assured that the safety of our players and crew at our events remains paramount and we will continue to update you all on any changes to our policies or if advice develops as science discovers more about it.
All the best,
As ERDA is a small gathering of people, as long as people follow the NHS guidelines, we do not expect there to be much of a risk of an infection at one of our events. However, we are providing some ‘policies’ and health guidelines as listed below as a contingency in case.
We may update these policies and advice inline with any updates the NHS describes.
All of ERDA’s Covid-19 policies are informed by NHS advice found here:
If you suspect you may have Covid-19, do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone or use the Online 111 Coronavirus service available here: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19
Do not attend if you have been to one of the NHS defined countries 14 days before the event.
Seek medical advice if you have been displaying a dry cough, a temperature and shortness of breath prior to the event. These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness but we ask you do not attend unless you have been cleared by a health professional.
If you feel unwell with covid-19 symptoms whilst at the events:
Avoid contact with others. Self-isolate within your tent or bunkroom and have someone let the head first aider (Hollie) know. The first aider will call 111 for advice and will follow all NHS directions.
General Health Guidelines and Advice:
Wash your hands with soap and water often for at least 20 seconds. All soap is good for combating viruses, much better than hand sanitiser. We will be providing more liquid soap in the bathrooms for everyone to use.
Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water is not available. Please, bring your own hand sanitizer. In order for hand sanitiser to be affective it needs to be >70% alcohol.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze. Put used tissues in the bin (or fire) straight away and wash your hands afterwards.