We all should now be aware of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and we all continue to learn to live with this outbreak.

We want to take this opportunity to provide some updates on our current situation in these difficult times.

Bolton Mountain Rescue is monitoring the ever changing situation and adapting our Call Out procedures to ensure we can provide a continuous service within Search & Rescue to safeguard both our team and still provide a service to the general public.

Being in the outdoors has many benefits and we are usually very happy to encourage individuals to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of the West Pennine Moors and beyond, however during this ongoing situation we ask you not to take any unnecessary risk when enjoying the outdoors.

Perhaps go on adventures where you are familiar and safe within an environment you know and while doing so, keep social distancing in mind.

If you need assistance in the outdoors then please dial 999, ask for Police, then Mountain Rescue.

If you suspect you 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 so our teams can prepare for this.

We encourage everyone to maintain good personal, hand and respiratory hygiene and follow the NHS guidelines and Government information.

Our team members are all volunteers and we don’t want them sent home with anything worse than wet clothes and muddy boots!

Together, we can do our bit in all this.