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Save Outdoor Education – October 2020

Recently, WATO members have been working to raise awareness of the current plight of residential outdoor education centres who are suffering due to the continuing government advice against overnight educational visits. Last week letters were sent to MPs and AMs asking...

Covid-19 update: 10th July 2020

Following the First Minister’s announcement today, Wales Adventure Tourism Organisation (WATO) has released the following statement which confirms that group activity by outdoor providers will now be permitted from Monday: The Welsh Government has today announced that...

Covid-19 update: 26th June 2020

WATO (Wales Adventure Tourism Association) has issued the following statement containing additional clarification from Welsh Government, applicable until 6 July when more changes are anticipated for adventure tourism. This clarifies that professional instructors may...

Guidance for Safe Delivery of Gorge Walking and Canyoning

The recently produced 'Post Covid-19 Guidelines and Recovery Matrix for Adventure Sports and Provision in Wales' refers to existing guidance from a wide range of NGBs and representative organisations, including this guidance generated recently by WATO members for Safe...

Sector guidance during the Covid-19 pandemic

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been working hard on behalf of the outdoor sector to ensure that the Welsh Government is aware of the current and future difficulties faced by outdoor providers. Following its earlier 'Post Covid-19 Recovery Plan for the Outdoor...