Ski Trip Advice

We have taken advice from both the local authority and PGL our tour group provider about the forthcoming ski trip to Austria and this is the response we have had. Both the Local Authority and PGL have referred us to government guidelines, which in turn refer us to World Health Organisation guidelines. Below is a press release from PGL. At present there are no plans to cancel the ski trip but we will be constantly in touch with relevant authorities and the tour operator and will update parents should anything change

 

Coronavirus Information

We are closely monitoring and following government guidelines and advice with respect to Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

All PGL courses and tours are currently operating as planned and we do not anticipate any changes to your programme.

Further information can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

The information below is valid for travellers covered by PGL/Fogg travel insurance. If your trip does not include insurance or you have opted to take different insurance, then please check with your insurer.

FAQs

What happens if Government advice is to travel as usual, but parents wish to cancel. Are we insured to get any monies paid back ?

As with most insurance providers, the Fogg Travel Insurance Policy does not cover ‘disinclination to travel’ for any reason, including due to fear of an epidemic or pandemic. 

Therefore, should any party members wish to withdraw due to concerns about Coronavirus, then normal cancellation charges will apply. 

Please refer to our website for terms and conditions of cancellation information and costs specific to your course.

What if the government advises against travel to certain countries/regions?

If the FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) or other official UK government bodies advise against all but essential travel, then PGL may offer suitable alternative dates or destination or reimburse all monies paid.

The FCO advice not to travel is time specific – ie it must be in place 48 hours before travel. We are unable to offer refunds for trips in the future when it is unknown if the same advice will still be valid at the point of travel. 

What if our return to the UK is delayed because of Coronavirus?

Costs for any extended stay and delayed travel would be covered by PGL and/or your Fogg Travel Insurance Policy.

What if one of our party gets Coronavirus?

Our normal policy applies for illness before travel and so cancellation with a doctor’s note is likely to be covered.

If a member of your party is ill during your stay, then this would be covered under the normal terms of insurance.



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