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White Cliffs Walking Festival 2021.

COVID-19

We have been informed today a person on Festival walks
3: THE WHITE CLIFFS PANORAMIC TRAIL DAY 1 CAPEL TO DOVER
24: BREAKFAST WALK

has tested positive for Covid. As walks were all in the fresh air and with people respecting others' space, we are hoping this may be isolated. However it's important to make you aware. You may or may not have been in contact with this person. We have followed Government guidance throughout the Festival, and added our own restrictions on numbers.

Even if you have no symptoms, we strongly advise you to take a lateral flow test (obtained from the NHS or pharmacies. If it is positive, follow the Government/NHS advice (www.nhs.uk/coronavirus)

If you have symptoms, you need to take a PCR test. You can also take a free PCR test if you believe you may have been in contact with a person who has tested positive

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Again this is all covered on the NHS website.

The following advice is taken from www.nhs.uk/coronvirus.:

If you have symptoms or test positive

For most people, COVID-19 will be a mild illness. However, if you develop COVID-19 symptoms, self-isolate immediately and get a PCR test, even if your symptoms are mild.

You can obtain a free PCR test if you have symptoms OR if you believe you may have been in contact with a person who has tested positive (www.gov.uk/get-coronaviris-test)

The most important symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of any of the following:

a new continuous cough
a high temperature
a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell

If you have symptoms you should self-isolate at home while you book the test and wait for the results. You must self-isolate if you test positive. Your isolation period includes the day your symptoms started (or the day your test was taken if you do not have symptoms), and the next 10 full days. This is the law. You must self-isolate immediately and for the next 10 full days because this is the period of time when the virus is most likely to be passed on to others (the infectious period).

Self-isolating is important because you could pass the infection on to others, even if you do not have symptoms. You must stay at home for the full amount of time you are told to. This remains the law, regardless of whether you have been vaccinated.

Finally we sincerely hope this is an isolated incident and not directly linked to the walk you participated on. However if you do test positive we ask that you immediately inform us by Email

Thank you for your understanding. Please contact us if you have any questions or we can offer any additional advice.

White Cliffs Ramblers Group