There will not be further updates to this website until mid-October. Please ensure you refer to current Governmental updates as the recommendations below may have been superseded.
With the SWASH insurance now restored from August 1st, some packs locally are looking to return to hashing in whatever form they can. Others are not wanting to compromise and are waiting until we are able to run as a pack again. In any case, please keep an eye on the Diary for updates and use the links below to ensure it's all undertaken safely and within the Governments guidelines.Post Isolation Hashing guide
Generic Hashing Risk Assessment
Covid 19 Self Declaration Form / Track and Trace
Please find document below that it is hoped will assist your hash in meeting the necessary Governmental requirements which will allow us in some way to return to our activities. Please keep an eye on these pages for updates where necessary and keep safe. Buzby
The above are available in editable MS Word formats on request. firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE 29th September 2020: UK On-Sec, Dishy Goolies, has received a reply to his request for clarity. The PDF is available HERE. The important paragraph is as follows:
"There is an exemption to the ‘rule-of-6’ which may be relevant to your club. [We believe this to be the case] According to this guidance:
Adults can continue to take part in outdoor organised sport and licensed physical outdoor activity in groups of more than six, provided it is organised by a national governing body, club, registered instructor/coach, business or charity; and/or involve someone who has received an official licence to use equipment relevant to the activity.
Do note that:
When participating in any exempted activity like this, you must not mingle in groups of more than 6 before and after the activity. You should always ensure you socially distance from people you do not live with (or have formed a support bubble with) wherever possible. This is important
UPDATE 16th September 2020: Car sign added. This may be helpful to the public, and avoid spurious reporting, if left visible in a car window once you are on trail.
UPDATE 14th September 2020: Guide updated. Also, Sport England offer some helpful advice here on return to play, particularly under the 'Clubs Toolkit' link. In essence, we MUST have clearly demonstrable Covid secure protocols; hold a suitable risk assessment; and have a suitable track and trace process in place.
UPDATE 10th September 2020: I am in discussions with Sports England to establish if we, as the hash house harriers come under 'organised sport' where it's possible that we'll be able to hash in groups of up to 30. I will let you know as soon as I hear back from them. On On, Dishy Goolies, UK On-Sec"
UPDATE 17th July 2020: The following link to the England Athletics webpage offers current and appropriate guidelines to which we should be adhering.
Whilst COVID-19 may stop us physically meeting, technology will help us keep in touch! Contact Boots-in-Puss at the Self Isolated Hash House Harriers Facebook page and ask him to add you to the Messenger Group for regular updates. Friday night is Quiz Night! Not to be missed!
I've been asked to draw your attention to the Dartmoor National Park's policy regarding 'events' on the moors. Whilst accepting that hashing is not the same as say, Ten Tors, they do require notice and advice if there are to be more than 50 participants. Also, there are 'out of bounds' areas due to ground nesting birds for some of the year. These are also detailed from the links above. Please circulate this information if your pack uses Dartmoor.
The National Trust are reinforcing the need to request access to their land, and have asked us again to give them as much notice of an intended hash as we can. This is nothing new. The Diary has always carried their contact number, however insurance and risk assesments have also been requested. Talks are in progress and more information has been requested to provide comprehensive guide on our website. I encourage all hare masters to make themselves aware of the detail, and revisit to review updates.
If you're a visitor to our region, there's always loads going on down here so just check out the Diary & Notices to see for yourself!
If there's anything you'd like to see here - ideas for additional content, new links or even corrections - please let me know and I'll do my best to oblige.