Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your Challenge

Last updated 14:30 14th March 2022

We fully appreciate you may have questions about the potential impact of Coronavirus on your fundraising and the challenge itself.

As of 4am on Monday 11th October, both Kenya and Tanzania are open for international arrivals and there is no requirement for hotel quarantine on return to the UK.

 

Nonetheless for your peace of mind, we continue to offer the full assurance that everyone who registers for one of our challenges will be able to defer to the following year for any reason and at no additional cost as long as you request this before your final fundraising deadline.

 

We are here to support you every step of the way. It is our aim to ensure that everyone who registers for these challenges can do so with confidence that there are measures in place to enable you to realise your ambitions in spite of any change in circumstances.

Here is a summary of why you can have full 'COVID Confidence' in realising your ambition to conquer your challenge with us:

  • We will offer fee-free deferral to the following year in the unlikely event that the trip is postponed or you are unable to go on your current dates and we will arrange replacement dates

  • We will ask all participants to follow government safety protocols to protect their fellow group members before they leave the UK

  • If necessary our local suppliers will assist in arranging COVID testing in-country in line with the appropriate travel protocols

  • We will only use private transportation in-country

  • We will manage group sizes and group sub-divisions to minimise contact exposure wherever this is possible

  • Our local crews will adopt international standards in regards to avoiding physical contact except when this is a safety requirement

  • Scroll down for full details.

 

We hope to answer any further questions you have with our FAQs below but if you have any additional queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us on support@digdeep.org.uk.

You can also keep up to date yourself with the FCO travel advice for Kenya and Tanzania via the respective links.

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Simon Franklin

Operations and Mass Participation Event Manager

simon@digdeep.org.uk

07775037839

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Ben Skelton

Chief Executive

ben@digdeep.org.uk

0114 360 1471

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Harriet Brass

Communications and Engagement Officer

harriet@digdeep.org.uk

07939323224

We are continuing to monitor the situation in East Africa, taking advice from both government sources and a varied team of specialist consultants to ensure the safety of yourself and all local ground staff throughout your trip. This includes:

 

  1. Regular monitoring of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice to ensure your destination is listed as safe to travel.

  2. Monitoring of the entry requirements of your destination to ensure that they are reasonable and will not significantly impair your itinerary.

  3. Taking advice from a varied team of specialist consultants on the standard operating procedures and risk assessments to be implemented throughout your challenge to ensure the safety of everyone concerned.

The exact measures being used will depend on the guidance at the time but will follow the principles set out below.