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Corona summer camps

Corona measures - Update 20/12/2021

For the latest guidelines, please refer to the info page of the government: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/.


Will the language camps take place in the summer of 2022?


For the organisation of our language camps, we follow the government guidelines. As in the past two years, we closely monitor these guidelines. As soon as we know concrete measures, we will inform you immediately. Therefore, register for our newsletter and check our Facebook page. If a camp cannot take place, Roeland vzw will refund your registration fee in full when we are forced to cancel your language camp.


What about our camps in the UK and France?


Also, for the camps in England and France, we closely monitor the news. Please note that for foreign trips a COVID certificate can be mandatory. It is the responsibility of the participant to have the right documents. If a negative COVID test is asked, the costs are at the expense of
the participant. In any case, we monitor the guidelines, and we will inform you on time about the requirements.


How do you ensure the safety of the camps?


The two last summers we had every time, 2,000 participants and 750 volunteers. We informed everyone in detail about safety, health, and hygiene. The result: not a single child or volunteer contracted the coronavirus disease at our camps! Also, this year we will continue to focus heavily on safety and hygiene. In addition, at Roeland, the participants sleep in small rooms: no large dorms at Roeland. We ensure that the rooms are aired enough.


Who can join the camp?


If you are ill or show symptoms three days before departure (if you are coughing, have a fever or difficulty breathing, have a blocked nose, loss of smell and taste...) you cannot join the camp. This goes for everyone: participants, all staff, even logistic staff... If you have tested positive for the coronavirus or live under the same roof with someone who has tested positive, you cannot participate in a camp during the required quarantine or
self-isolation period. If your child belongs to a risk group, he or she can only join the camp if the general practitioner allows this.


What if my child gets sick at a camp?

A standard procedure is available when a child shows signs of illness. We provide a quarantine room at the location where your child can be separated if there is any suspicion of infection. The volunteers contact a general practitioner near the camp or activity. The GP will advise the group on the next course of action. This means, among other things, that you as a parent or teacher can be asked to pick up your child. Please make sure to take this into account.


Am I insured if my child contracts corona at a camp?


Corona is not covered by the insurance of Roeland vzw but is covered by the personal health
insurance of the participant/parent.
Roeland vzw does not provide a (partial) refund if your child must leave the camp
prematurely due to illness.


Will there be field trips during the camps?


The regulations regarding corona are subject to change, so it is not yet clear which external activities can or may be organised. Roeland vzw values your child's health above all, and we allow external activities only when these can be organised in a safe manner. Please note that a COVID certificate may be required for excursions.


What if my language camp gets cancelled due to changed regulations?


Roeland vzw organises language camps in Belgium, France and England. When the government prohibits travel to France and/or England, we try to set up an alternative camp in your own country to provide you with an opportunity to rebook your camp. If you do not find what you are looking for in our alternative offer, we will refund your registration fee in full.


What if Roeland vzw cancels my camp?


Roeland vzw will refund your registration fee in full when we are forced to cancel your
language camp. More information about our cancellation conditions can be found in our
terms and conditions.


What if I want to cancel my child's language camp myself?


When you cancel your child's language camp, the standard cancellation conditions apply, as
stated in the terms and conditions.


Do you have any questions?


Contact us via info@roeland.be or call us on 09 221 60 44.


Please remember that we will contact you as soon as possible if the current measures
regarding corona change to the extent that it may affect your booked camp.