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Covid Security on the Rickshaw Challenge

Every year we  plan to ensure that the Rickshaw Challenge is as safe as possible for everyone involved. This year is no different and our experienced behind the scenes team have worked for many months to make sure we have done everything possible to protect our riders, crew and the public during the Rickshaw Challenge.

The most visible difference is that we won’t be travelling across the country. We are holding the challenge within the confines of the private Goodwood Estate. This enables us to keep the riders, crew and public safer from COVID 19 as there will be no unplanned interaction between them.

To make the challenge more manageable during these unprecedented times, we have a smaller crew and no live audiences at our finish lines. Almost all of our filming will take place outside where everyone will be socially distanced.  Where social distancing isn’t possible we will be wearing PPE. We are using many  recognised measures to be able to make The Rickshaw Challenge happen as safely as possible, including: isolation, testing, social distancing, sub-dividing the crew into smaller working groups and increased cleaning and sanitizing. We also have a designated COVID 19 marshall to ensure protocols are being followed by everyone on the challenge.  The young people and main crew will be based in one hotel where they will be the only guests. We are following the current Government advice, industry and BBC specific guidelines and are constantly reviewing and adapting our plans whenever needed.

None of the riders have conditions that put them in a high risk category from COVID 19.  We have worked closely with them and their families and doctors to ensure that they are healthy and fit enough to take part.  All of the riders, and the crew working directly with them, will be tested using the most sensitive PCR tests available. Where possible they will isolate before their first test and they will isolate again until their second test. In addition to this, contact between riders and crew will be carefully planned to ensure social distancing is maintained wherever possible. When this isn’t possible riders and crew will wear PPE. Each day everyone will have a temperature check and declare whether or not they have any COVID 19 related symptoms.

Children in Need and the One Show have worked carefully with doctors, paramedics, testing laboratories, safety experts and COVID-19 filming experts to create a safe event. We are proud that we’re able to hold the Rickshaw Challenge this year and that it will help raise money for children in need in every part of the UK during this difficult year.

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