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Announcing a change to the Rickshaw Challenge

The safety of the young people on Team Rickshaw is of paramount importance. As a precautionary measure, a decision has been made to send the young participants home from the challenge today. The One Show team are currently exploring ways in which Matt Baker and Team Rickshaw can continue the challenge together safely from home.

Ahead of the challenge, following medical advice, a set of robust safety measures were put in place to minimise the risk of infection to all of those involved. On site the team was following government guidelines with strict social distancing measures enforced at all times and routine testing was scheduled several times throughout the challenge to ensure early detection and elimination of any Covid-19 cases. During one of these routine tests, a positive result was confirmed amongst a member of the film crew and immediate action was taken.

BBC Children in Need have considered all of the risks and options and taken the decision to send the young participants home, their health and welfare being our utmost priority.  

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