Email email@example.com with your name, email address, volunteer role(s), the path team you volunteer with and membership number (if you have one). Remember to copy your path team leader into the email you send to us too.
Path maintenance team leaders can also send a list of all the volunteers in your team, and we’ll get everyone recorded in one go!
Yes – unless path maintenance activities are currently suspended in your area. Ramblers provide liability and personal accident insurance for volunteers. In order to be insured, there are a few steps you must take – find out more in our Insurance toolkit or in the document hub on Assemble.
The maximum number of participants is 30, but you must assess the work site and limit numbers appropriately so there’s room for everyone to work safely.
Path maintenance team leaders must think carefully about the tasks that can be carried out safely. Physical distancing may mean some tasks, such as gate installation or bridge construction, are not possible.
Activities where team members can spread out along the path, such as vegetation clearance, may be easier to manage – check with your local authority about the sort of work available for you to do.
All activities should be included in your risk assessment, along with the steps you are taking to maintain physical distancing and keep everyone safe.
If you have questions about specific activities, please get in touch by email.
Yes. You must keep a record of everyone in the group in case this is needed for contact tracing. Explain to participants that their details may be shared for this purpose, keep records securely, and delete or destroy the register after 21 days.
If someone develops symptoms, they should apply to get a COVID-19 test and let NHS contact tracers know that they took part in the path maintenance activity.
Path maintenance team leaders should not share contact details, unless requested by NHS contact tracers. If you are asked to provide details for NHS contact tracing, please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org