During these unprecedented times Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team (CVSRT) are committed to looking out for the safety and wellbeing of all of our volunteers whilst maintaining the ability to remain operational and take care of the safety and wellbeing of all casualties in need of our help.
To support this we have been in regular contact with our Mountain Rescue partners and have been following all recommended guidance over the last few weeks and will continue to do so as the situation develops.
For further information please see the Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) response to the Coronavirus, COVID-19 outbreak, released on 22nd March 2020, below;
Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) is following the national health protection advice and applying it to its situation - just like everyone else should be doing at this critical time.
A lot of MR volunteers have day jobs that will be important in the coming weeks and months - paramedics, NHS staff etc - so we need to enable them to stay well and focus on that work. And we need the public’s help to make this possible.
Please avoid all but essential travel and do not to take any
unnecessary risks. If you are going to go out, you should walk, climb or cycle well within your capabilities so that you can keep yourself safe and not need us.
If you need MR assistance but suspect you may have Covid-19 or have been in contact with someone who has it then please, tell the Police this information as soon as you can when calling 999 for help.
“For nearly 90 years, Mountain Rescue has been there to help anyone, free of charge, who gets into difficulty in the outdoors,” said Mike France of MREW. “Our volunteers want to continue to provide this support to the emergency services but that means they need to stay well themselves. We are calling on the public to give us our best chance to do this.”