Newsletter Supplement

“Hiking with CORE

in the Time of COVID-19 Pandemic”

A Reminder of CORE’s COVID – 19 Guidelines


CORE has be putting on hikes, bike trips, urban walks, since June 15, 2020, and will continue to do so, during the COVID-19 pandemic. If the Alberta government mandates different requirements, the organization may have to make appropriate changes. If the situation changes a newsletter with the updated information will be sent to members.

CORE Executive has created guidelines for our members to follow, during this uncertain time for the safety of our members.


CORE’s COVID-19 Guidelines

Keeping Members Safe on Events – These guidelines are for your safety andy your fellow hikers safety as well.


  • Do not sign-up if you are experiencing any illness or COVID-19 symptoms (go to Alberta Health Services website for COVID-19 symptons).

  • Avoid non-family carpooling. Meet at trailheads or a designated place for convoying.

  • Maintain physical distancing at all times.

  • Bring a mask with you for emergency use.

  • Bring your own supply of wipes/hand sanitizer/gloves/toilet paper, as necessary and your first aid kit – No sharing!!

  • Do Not share food or water.

  • Washrooms may not always be available, be prepared.

  • Bring enough food, water, proper clothing/shoes, equipment and bear spray. No Sharing Allowed!!

    • There will be no stopping at places on the way out or on the way back.

  • Be aware of the risks in participating and agree to accept the risks.

  • Remember to provide a cell phone number and emergency contact number to the coordinator when signing up.

  • No Trip Reports will be signed by members for the time being, but coordinators are still required to submit a Trip Report.

  • If you test positive for COVID-19 and were on a CORE event prior to the positive test please notify the coordinator of the trip.

Not Maintaining Physical Distancing


Events maybe changed or cancelled at short notice due to changes in government guidelines. The requirements above may change accordingly with updated government recommendations.








1. Bring a mask with you on the hike, in case you cannot social distance – 6 feet/2 metres, or you need to go into an indoor area.

2. Stay six feet/two metres for social distancing when hiking and other events. Also, at rest breaks and lunch.

Remember: This too Shall Pass!!!





Have Fun and Stay Safe